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'A voice like cigarettes rolled in honey': celebrating Renée Geyer, Australia's queen of soul

By Liz Giuffre, Senior Lecturer in Communication, University of Technology Sydney
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Renée Geyer’s name is often in histories of Australian music. A pioneering artist, her iconic soul sound opened up the local conversation about what “sounding Australian” meant. Go-Betweens icon and industry legend Lindy Morrison simply said: “Renée Geyer was an exception to the rule”.

Born Renée Rebecca Geyer in Melbourne in 1953, to migrant parents from Slovakia and Hungary, her mother was…The Conversation

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