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Sammy Butcher from Warumpi Band yarns up on 3KND

Sammy Butcher is an elder now, but in 1980 he was a 19-year-old whippersnapper playing guitar in Warumpi Band. This Legend in music speaks to Gman on Big Brekkie.

The band members hailed from three far-flung points of Australia: Butcher (guitar and bass) and his brother Gordon (drums) are from the small central Australian community of Papunya; Sammy’s brother-in-law George Burarrwanga (lead vocals and didgeridoo) is from Elcho Island in the country’s far north; and Neil Murray (guitar and vocals) is from rural Victoria, although he’d been living in Papunya when the band formed.


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