Industry remembers legendary radio producer Street Remley with a special tribute in Adelaide

StreetRemley_Tribute_BLOG.jpgPeople from the advertising and production industries around Australia gathered in Adelaide last Saturday for a tribute to legendary Radio producer Street Remley. Meerkats Chairman Mike Edmonds was one of them.

A memorial was held last Saturday night, April 1st, for Street Remley who passed away in the US in September last year. The idea was to give Street's many friends and work colleagues in Australia the chance to bid him farewell, and to offer his daughter Erin their condolences. Marty Braine and I travelled over from Perth and joined people from all parts of the country. The date was felt to be very apt as Street didn't suffer fools easily.
Erin_BLOG.jpgStreetRemley_Tribute2_BLOG.jpgMikeEdmonds_LionelHunt_BLOG.jpgStreetRemley_House_BLOG.jpgErin hosted proceedings at Street's famed Belair home in the Adelaide Hills - the 'Graceland' of Australian radio creativity. His best mate Lionel Hunt gave a great speech. Street's longtime studio buddies - producer Leanne Vine and sound engineer Les Francis - were of course there, as well as Chairman of KWP! Andrew Killey, former CCO of Clemenger David Blackley, renowned sound engineer Phil Webster, sound legend Pete Best plus a large contingent of Adelaide voice talent and actors, all telling great old stories about Street.

Longtime engineer and mate of Street's, Bobby Dennis, made a terrific video tribute.

The surprise on the night was a brilliant speech by Street's long lost son Bill. Most of the guests didn't even know Street had a son, so he told the whole story of being given up for adoption at a young age in the early 1960s, totally unbeknownst to Street.

It had everyone in tears and also freaked a lot of us out because his voice, intonation and even sense of humour were IDENTICAL to his father.

Erin's husband and son sprinkled some of Street's ashes on the grounds of his beloved home, with the rest to be scattered on a South Australian beach that Street enjoyed holidaying at with Erin.


Steve Dodds said:

Wish I could have been there.

Goodness said:

It was a beautiful night full of memories.
The video was compiled on behalf of the AADC by Marty Pepper, the late Geoff Robertson and Anna Bardsley-Jones to recollections of Jim Robinson recorded and edited by Justin Astbury at the old Street Remley Studios.

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