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New John Farnham documentary  Finding the Voice seeks the singer’s blessing


New John Farnham documentary Finding the Voice seeks the singer’s blessing as it delves into his ‘epic life’

John Farnham is the subject of a new documentary – and the filmmakers are hoping for his blessing. 

The film, Finding the Voice, will delve into the singer’s history, says director Poppy Stockell. 

‘He’s had an epic, epic life,’ Poppy told The Herald Sun on Saturday. 

Coming soon: John Farnham (pictured) is the subject of a new documentary – and the filmmakers are hoping for his blessing. The film, Finding the Voice, will delve into the singer’s history, says director Poppy Stockell

‘The more I dive into his story, the more I discovered what a hero’s tale it is’ she added. 

She added that she’s in ‘talks’ with the pop star’s manager, Glenn Wheatley, in the hopes of securing his involvement.   

‘John is incredibly private and enjoys his life out of the spotlight,’ Poppy admitted.  

History: 'He's had an epic, epic life,' Poppy told The Herald Sun on Saturday. Pictured in 1989

History: ‘He’s had an epic, epic life,’ Poppy told The Herald Sun on Saturday. Pictured in 1989

‘I think people will love him even more than they realised. It’s also a reflection of Australian society over the last 50 years. John’s story is really our story.’ 

Last year, the long-time manager of Australian music icon John blasted anti-lockdown protesters after they performed one of his biggest hits during a rally. 

A small group gathered at Chadstone Shopping Centre in the city’s south-east in September, where about 50 demonstrators stood outside the Coles supermarket singing Farnham’s 1980s number one hit and Aussie anthem ‘You’re The Voice’.

Keen? She added that she's in 'talks' with the pop star's manager, Glenn Wheatley, in the hopes of securing his involvement. 'John is incredibly private and enjoys his life out of the spotlight,' Poppy admitted

Keen? She added that she’s in ‘talks’ with the pop star’s manager, Glenn Wheatley, in the hopes of securing his involvement. ‘John is incredibly private and enjoys his life out of the spotlight,’ Poppy admitted

Farnham’s manager Glenn Wheatley condemned the use of the music icon’s songs in anti-lockdown protests, adding it was against the wishes of the legendary performer.

 ‘It’s something that John and I do not condone, the use of that song, particularly in a time in Melbourne where we are in Stage Four lockdown,’ Mr Wheatley told The Age.

You’re The Voice was Australia’s biggest hit in 1986, and ranked number six in radio station Triple M’s ‘Ozzest 100’ most Australian songs of all time in 2018. 

Icon: 'I think people will love him even more than they realised. It's also a reflection of Australian society over the last 50 years. John's story is really our story' Poppy said

Icon: ‘I think people will love him even more than they realised. It’s also a reflection of Australian society over the last 50 years. John’s story is really our story’ Poppy said

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