Why Singer Slim Dusty’s Life and Career Celebrated Google Doodle?

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Oct. 24, 2022

The late country great today features on Google’s homepage, with a cartoon image of Slim Dusty changing the search engine's logo around the world until midnight.

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Slim Dusty was known for having a large repertoire of Aussie "bush ballads", including G'Day G'Day, Duncan, and A Pub With No Beer, which was his best-selling record.

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Born David Kirkpatrick in Kempsey, NSW, and raised on his family farm at nearby Nulla Nulla Creek, Slim got an early start in music.

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Slim Dusty was the first singer whose voice was sent from space to earth.

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Slim also performed the "Waltzing Matilda" iconic song at the Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony in 2000.

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Dusty was known for his iconic hats, which were always down at the front. He made sure to wear one when he met Queen Elizabeth II in Brisbane in 1992.

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Slim Dusty's real name is Gordon Kirkpatrick. At age 10 he wrote his very first song, The Way the Cowboy Dies.

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The country music singer died at age 76 on September 19, 2003, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Slim Dusty is the latest in a line of influential and inspirational artists recognized with a “Doodle”

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