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Why Sinatra matters: Paul Kelly on a life well-lived

Australia’s greatest songwriter: just one of the monikers evoked by session chair David Leser to describe musician, Paul Kelly, at the start of one of the many highlights at the 2011 Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. But Leser didn’t stop there: a lover, a reader, a friend …

Leser made a list of the handful of songs he would like Paul Kelly to play during this In Conversation session on Saturday afternoon. He stopped when he got to thirty-five. Kelly has written over 350 in a career that has spanned four decades.

Listen to highlights from this frank and, at times, very amusing session.

NOTE: Paul Kelly performed several songs during this session. They have been removed from this audio recording for copyright reasons.

Highlights edited by Southern Cross University media student Brigette Lucas.


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