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SHIRLEY ABICAIR - I WILL BE THERE
SHIRLEY ABICAIR - I WILL BE THERE
Published: 2012/10/27
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Shirley Abicair - Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Shirley Abicair - Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: flatop47
Shirley Abicair - Little Boy Fishing
Shirley Abicair - Little Boy Fishing
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
Shirley Abicair and Cicely Tyson on "To Tell the Truth" (March 25, 1963)
Shirley Abicair and Cicely Tyson on "To Tell the Truth" (March 25, 1963)
Published: 2012/09/04
Channel: rrgomes
Shirley Abicair - Careless love - Female Voices 223
Shirley Abicair - Careless love - Female Voices 223
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: Female Voices
Shirley Abicair - This Girl
Shirley Abicair - This Girl
Published: 2010/09/25
Channel: flatop47
Shirley Abicair-So goes love
Shirley Abicair-So goes love
Published: 2011/10/14
Channel: Alfredo COBO CONLLEDO
Early ABC TV programs - compile
Early ABC TV programs - compile
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: Conniptions886
Various ‎– It
Various ‎– It's So Fine - Pye Girls Are Go! Part 2 : 60s British Pop, Beat, Soul Funk Music Compil.
Published: 2017/02/02
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Zither "Der Dritte Mann" virtuos! / The Harry Lime Theme at it
Zither "Der Dritte Mann" virtuos! / The Harry Lime Theme at it's best.
Published: 2010/03/02
Channel: runner902
Shirley Abicair - Little Boy Fishing
Shirley Abicair - Little Boy Fishing
Published: 2015/10/02
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
Anton Karas Performs "Harry Lime Theme" on Zither (Live) from The Third Man (1949)
Anton Karas Performs "Harry Lime Theme" on Zither (Live) from The Third Man (1949)
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Sydney Urshan
Favourites of the 1950s   Part 3
Favourites of the 1950s Part 3
Published: 2014/01/24
Channel: Klaus-Detlef Lihs
Little Boy Fishing a Big Shak !!
Little Boy Fishing a Big Shak !!
Published: 2015/01/12
Channel: Catch Fish
Shirley Abicair - I Will Be There
Shirley Abicair - I Will Be There
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Fran Corao
SHIRLEY ABICAIR - AM I LOSING YOU
SHIRLEY ABICAIR - AM I LOSING YOU
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: Kerith Louisa Williams-Catton
Little Boy Fishing Funny
Little Boy Fishing Funny
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Lap Mig
Little Boy Fishing
Little Boy Fishing
Published: 2008/06/16
Channel: 59DAVEMAC
Soul - SHIRLEY ABICAIR - So Goes Love - PYE 7N 17389 UK 1967 - Cool Ballad Dancer - Carole King
Soul - SHIRLEY ABICAIR - So Goes Love - PYE 7N 17389 UK 1967 - Cool Ballad Dancer - Carole King
Published: 2018/02/01
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Little Boy Fishing for Brown Trout with a Fly Rod
Little Boy Fishing for Brown Trout with a Fly Rod
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: Wild TV
К лучшему/One Good Turn (1955)_trailer
К лучшему/One Good Turn (1955)_trailer
Published: 2012/07/07
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9 yr old on Monster Snakehead with Snapper Mike
9 yr old on Monster Snakehead with Snapper Mike
Published: 2017/06/14
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Baby catches a fish! My little one year old boy catching a fish all by  himself!
Baby catches a fish! My little one year old boy catching a fish all by himself!
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Sarah Fosnight
"Little Boy Fishing" by Mortdale PS | FBTS 2015
"Little Boy Fishing" by Mortdale PS | FBTS 2015
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: Film by the Sea Festival
A View of Khmer fishing in flood season at my country-Cambodia.
A View of Khmer fishing in flood season at my country-Cambodia.
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Khmer Fishing
RAJA - To Be Alone
RAJA - To Be Alone
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
A Fish!!  A Fish!!  Little boy catches his first fish
A Fish!! A Fish!! Little boy catches his first fish
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Marro Cammer
RAJA - I
RAJA - I've Been Falling
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
RAJA - You
RAJA - You
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
Turntable Revolution Record Collection 4
Turntable Revolution Record Collection 4
Published: 2008/06/06
Channel: unathanthium
February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Lady Clau Fishing boat
RAJA - The Storm
RAJA - The Storm
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
RAJA - First Attempt
RAJA - First Attempt
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
RAJA - Diamond Life
RAJA - Diamond Life
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: gwizkid85
5 year old boy catch a 35 kg fish
5 year old boy catch a 35 kg fish
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Azizul Islam
208. Eddystone Light (Traditional English)
208. Eddystone Light (Traditional English)
Published: 2011/02/11
Channel: raymondcrooke
RAJA - Copper Mirrors (Prequel)
RAJA - Copper Mirrors (Prequel)
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: gwizkid85
RAJA - Fitting You
RAJA - Fitting You
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: gwizkid85
Delicious - Emily
Delicious - Emily's Wonder Wedding - Level 10.2 Walkthrough
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: TiggerTips
Little boy fishing
Little boy fishing
Published: 2009/01/03
Channel: SoHotForTeacher
"Blues for Betty" Davy Graham 1963
"Blues for Betty" Davy Graham 1963
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: Marc J Pavey
RAJA - Sara
RAJA - Sara
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: gwizkid85
After work fishing time
After work fishing time
Published: 2015/12/23
Channel: bros Ly
Gone Fishing With Fun Music!
Gone Fishing With Fun Music!
Published: 2015/05/29
Channel: HealingInspirations by Annie
MVI 0761
MVI 0761
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Capernia7
A little boy fishing
A little boy fishing
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: Information and Entertainment
SHIRLEY & ALFRED TOO MUCH TOO SOON
SHIRLEY & ALFRED TOO MUCH TOO SOON
Published: 2011/10/19
Channel: aaappleknocker
little boy fishing champion
little boy fishing champion
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: C21
Terence Roper : Autumn Rhapsody (piano solo version)
Terence Roper : Autumn Rhapsody (piano solo version)
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: PSearPianist
Kalib Kon Khmer, Funny Little 2 Boy Net Fishing, Cambodia Traditional Fishing
Kalib Kon Khmer, Funny Little 2 Boy Net Fishing, Cambodia Traditional Fishing
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Kalib Kon Khmer
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Shirley Abicair (born 26 October 1928) is an Australian-born singer, musician, TV personality, actress and author.

Early life[edit]

Shirley Abicair was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Some sources show her year of birth as 1935, but a contemporary account shows she was 23 or 24 on arrival in Britain and, as she had completed tertiary studies in Australia, the earlier date seems more likely. She was the only daughter of a Wing Commander in the RAAF.

Education[edit]

She resided in Adelaide prior to pursuing studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and/or Sydney University (as with her year of birth, accounts differ), where she studied philosophy, languages and the arts.

Career[edit]

While studying in Sydney she began singing at parties and private functions to support her studies, accompanying herself on the zither. Self-taught, she is said to have found the zither whilst rummaging in a cupboard as a small child. She then entered and won a Sydney radio talent quest. This led to offers of engagements on radio and in theatre and cabaret.

In 1953, she left Sydney for London. She was photographed by a newspaper photographer looking for pretty faces while disembarking at London Airport. Her photo was spotted by a radio producer in the newspaper and within weeks this led to her appearing on BBC Television. Not much later that year she had her own programme in which she sang and played the zither. In December, she also appeared in the title role of the pantomime Cinderella with George Martin, the Casual Comedian, at the Brixton Empress Theatre. The zither was, along with her Australian-ness, to become her trademark. She released her first record "Careless Love" that year. During 1954 she co-starred with comedian Norman Wisdom in the film One Good Turn.

In 1956, she recorded (with the other George Martin producing) the title song for the soundtrack of the classic Australian film Smiley. Through the middle/late 1950s she hosted (with help from her puppet friends, Australian indigenous children, Tea Cup and Clothespeg), a series called Children's Hour, a children's TV show. In the process she became an unofficial ambassador and promoter of Australia to a generation of British children. This Australian image was reinforced by her release of records with titles such as "(I Love You) Fair Dinkum" and "Botany Bay". During 1959 she returned to Australia briefly to record a series of television documentary films she had conceived, based on Australian folk songs, entitled Shirley Abicair in Australia, for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) TV network.

In 1962, she toured the Soviet Union, and in the same year she gave a recital at the Festival Hall in London. Later that year in October she visited the USA for performances. It was in 1962 as well that her children's book, Tales of Tumbarumba was published. In June 1963 she returned to the US, appearing on the "Smothers Brothers" TV show and the panel game show To Tell the Truth.[1] 1965 saw her put out an EP, "On the Nursery Beat", which was a number of nursery rhymes put to a Mersey beat. During 1965 she did a tour with British comedian Frankie Howerd to entertain British forces stationed in the Malay Peninsula and Sarawak, Borneo, during the unrest there. This tour was filmed and later released as a TV special "East of Howerd". During 1966–67 she released a number of more mature songs on record including her version of the Gerry GoffinCarole King song "So Goes Love'" and Paul Simon's "Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall". She had previously, in the early 1960s, released three albums of folk songs.

She joined up with harmonica player Larry Adler in 1968 to do a children's theatre show. She began her own one-woman theatre show in 1969 at the Arts Theatre in London.

In 1971, she moved to Oregon in the United States, where she appeared in a series of college concerts with the American writer Ken Kesey. Shirley Abicair currently lives in London and divides her time between Britain, the USA and Australia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "To Tell the Truth Episode Guide 1956-67". "To Tell the Truth" on the Web. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  • Australian Encyclopedia - Sixth Edition - 1996 - Vol. 1 - Pub: Australian Geographic Society - ISBN 1-86276-014-4
  • Sleeve Notes from LP - "Shirley Abicair Sings Songs From Many Lands" - 1960

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