Second Truth Day is truly truthy

By Murray Murchison. The Plain Dealer has maintained our uncompromising pursuit of fake truthiness by staging a second Truth Day at the Reef Casino. As was the case for the inaugural installment one year ago, the event was a bald-faced success (under the Chatham House rule). The guests, which included Eric Murray and Nicole Kidman,Continue reading “Second Truth Day is truly truthy”

Emotional time for feud followers

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. The breathtakingly tender end to the feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, laid out in fast-food technicolor in the video clip for ‘You need to calm down‘, has ignited the intranet and caused some extreme reactions around the world. The praise from popular culture icons could not have been warmer. BabyContinue reading “Emotional time for feud followers”

A conversation with Delta Goodrem

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Dame Delta Goodrem is an Australian icon. Singer, pianist, button-presser and scud-tamer. There is no limit to the breadth of her talent Dame Delta sat down for a chat with Shirley Higgins-Croft at Villa Romana in Cairns. SHC: Dame Delta, it is such a great honor toContinue reading “A conversation with Delta Goodrem”

A conversation with the Song Doctor

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Though he is hardly a household name, Sir Eric Murray, the Song Doctor, (above) is a legend of the music industry. He has contributed as uncredited songwriter on more than fifty number one hits and has saved many well known songs from the discount rack of history.Continue reading “A conversation with the Song Doctor”

Song-doctor to appeal TayTay court case

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Music industry stalwart, Eric “Song-doctor” Murray has voiced his disappointment in the outcome of the recent court case involving the authoring of Taylor Swift’s mega-hit, ‘Shake it Off’. Swift and her fellow songwriters, including Murray, were being accused of stealing key lyrics to the song. The plaintiff had alleged that ‘Shake itContinue reading “Song-doctor to appeal TayTay court case”

‘Song Doctor’ tells all about the Taylor/Katy feud

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Eric Murray, self-proclaimed song-doctor and legend of the music industry, has finally weighed in on the long running Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud. Mr Murray had delivered his keynote address at the annual Tully Songwriters’ Festival, and was taking questions from the audience, when he was asked what his biggest regret was. TheContinue reading “‘Song Doctor’ tells all about the Taylor/Katy feud”

‘Song Doctor’ wows music fans at Smithy

By Destiny Givens Last night at the Smithfield Cultural Centre, Eric ‘Song Doctor’ Murray gave a public lecture detailing some of his more famous collaborations. Locals were thrilled with his stories about how, with a little bit of expertise, songs that were destined for the scrap-heap became massive hits. “Sometimes I’m more of a counselorContinue reading “‘Song Doctor’ wows music fans at Smithy”

‘Song Doctor’ to the rescue

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Self professed ‘Song Doctor’, Eric Murray has told Channel Nine’s Karl Stefanovic about his work with pop-stars Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. Murray (below), who has been associated with acts as diverse as Sonny and Cher, Racee and Nickleback, is on a national tour promoting his new book ‘Making a Hit: Song Doctor toContinue reading “‘Song Doctor’ to the rescue”