Russell Morris

Russell Morris

Russell Morris

Russell Morris is an Australian singer songwriter who had five Australian Top 10 singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s On 1 July 2008 the Australian Recording Industry Association ARIA recognised Morris iconic status when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame In October 2010 Morris 1973 album Wings of an Eagle was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums Morris is one of Australias most enduring singers A major pop star in the late 1960s he went on to become one of the countrys most well known singer songwriters Both ends of his career feature predominantly in the soundtrack to the movie The Dish In 2013 Morris released an album of self penned blues music Sharkmouth received little radio play but went on to become his most successful album reaching No 6 on the ARIA charts Sharkmouth is a blues album about Australias notorious and colourful characters of the 1920s and 30s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor and Sydneys Shark Jaws legends such as Phar Lap Les Darcy and Sydneys famous graffiti artist Mr Eternity are all mentioned Morris album Van Diemens Land was the 76th best selling album of 2014 in Australia