The Newcastle song [music video, sung by Bob Hudson]

“The Newcastle Song” was written and performed by Bob Hudson, about an aspect of life in Newcastle (NSW); it was a humorous song, recorded live, and became a #1 hit in 1975. Hudson also wrote a follow-up song, with Chris Neal, called “Rak off Normie”, which was sung by Maureen Elkner and reached #6 in the charts.

The Newcastle Song, on The Paul Hogan Show


The Newcastle Song


The Newcastle Song (long version) (extra part starts at 4.45 min.)


Rak off Normie (“Rack off Normie”)


References and further information:
The Newcastle Song, Wikipedia (accessed 28 September 2012)
Bob Hudson (singer), Wikipedia (accessed 28 September 2012)
Bob Hudson: Biographical details, Music Minder (accessed 28 September 2012)
Maureen Elkner, Milesago: Australasian Music & Popular Culture 1964-1975 (accessed 28 September 2012)
Encyclopedia entry for ‘Bob Hudson’ (Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop), Whammo (Worldwide Home of Australian Music and More Online) [Internet Archive] (accessed 5 October 2012)

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