An Interview With RICHARD CLAPTON
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Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane described Richard Clapton as "one of the most important Australian songwriters of the 1970s".
This video, “From the Vault”, features an exclusive interview with Richard recorded at the 2010 ASA Awards where Richard was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Richards solo top 20 hits on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart include "Girls on the Avenue" (1975) and "I Am an Island" (1982). His top 20 albums on the related Albums Chart include Goodbye Tiger (1977), Hearts on the Nightline (1979), The Great Escape (1982), and The Very Best of Richard Clapton (1982).
As a producer Richard worked on the second INXS album, Underneath the Colours (1981). In 1983, he briefly joined The Party Boys for a tour of eastern Australia and the live album, Greatest Hits (Of Other People) (1983) before resuming his solo career.