The Delltones for Christmas

The Delltones were probably the best of the best vocal and instrumental groups ever ‘Made in Australia’, certainly at sixty years, the longest lasting.
Sixty years is a long time in any job but surviving for that long in the notoriously tough music industry is almost miraculous.
The Delltones story is a fascinating one and you can hear it as told by their leader Ian ‘Pee Wee’ Wilson in a special radio program on Christmas Day on Radio 88fm Castlemaine.
Ian takes the time for a revealing and entertaining talk with local radio personality Ian Braybrook, mixed with lashings of the Delltones great music.
The program is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival ‘reimagined on radio’ and is broadcast on stations right across Victoria.
Ian is now retired and lives with his wife Carla in coastal Queensland. He says they would still be performing but the Covid 19 restrictions brought on a decision to retire “early”.
Many local people will recall their visits to this region especially at the Castlemaine Town Hall. Many would have watched them in action.
Pee Wee relates a wonderful story – a true rags to riches epic. You can hear it by tuning to Radio 88fm Castlemaine at 1pm tomorrow, Christmas Day, and repeated at 9pm for those too busy with Christmas Dinner to tune in. Also available online at any time at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival