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Eric Bogle ( 1944 - )

Singer / songwriter from Peebles - writer of classics such as 'And the band played Waltzing Matilda' and 'The green Fields of France'

Eric emigrated to Australia in 1969 and currently resides near Adelaide, South Australia.

On 25 January 1987, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his work as a singer-songwriter.

In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named his song, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda", as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

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