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Australian music legend Michael Gudinski to receive state funeral

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Published: 5 March 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Victoria will hold a state funeral for music icon Gudinski, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, who died unexpectedly overnight Monday aged 68

Premier Daniel Andrews said on Wednesday morning that he had visited Gudinski’s wife, Sue, and offered the farewell to his “good friend” as tributes continued to flow at home and internationally.

Gudinski, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, became one of the most significant and powerful players in the Australian music scene.

He co-founded Mushroom Records with Ray Evans in 1972 and as well as a label boss, live music promoter and promoter of electronic dance music, he was a music publisher and film and television producer (Chopper, Wolf Creek, Molly).

FULL STORY Australian music legend Michael Gudinski to receive state funeral (SMH)

Photo: Michael Gudinski with Jimmy Barnes in the 1990s (Fairfax)

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