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Stigwood legacy rocks on at SHC


Former ABC radio presenter and music guru John Kenneally shared memories and stories from the life of international music impresario Robert Stigwood at a Sacred Heart Old Collegians business lunch at The Highway earlier this month.

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Stigwood, who was born in Port Pirie in 1934 and boarded at Sacred Heart College until 1950, shot to fame after travelling to London where he managed Cream, The Bee Gees and Eric Clapton and brought Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) to the screen.

Before his death in 2016, Stigwood bequeathed a large array of memorabilia to Sacred Heart College, including a number of gold and platinum records he helped produce.

They were displayed at the lunch which was part of a campaign to raise money to create a display at the college to showcase Stigwood’s memorabilia.

Members of his family were present at the lunch and gifted an Eric Clapton gold record plaque to principal Steve Byrne who is leaving to take up a position as principal of Cardijn College.

Mr Byrne, a long-time Clapton fan, has been heavily involved in the coordination of the Stigwood collection.

The Sacred Heart College band performed a number of hits associated with Stigwood including I don’t know how to love him (Jesus Christ Superstar), I honestly love you (Olivia Newton John) and songs from the Bee Gees.


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