John Schumann

Musician

John Schumann is one of the very few songwriters who has changed the way
a nation thinks. Accordingly, he holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry.

Best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, “I was only 19”, John Schumann first came to national attention in 1980 as Redgum’s lead singer-songwriter.

In the ensuing years John Schumann recorded nine albums and, with Redgum, toured the UK, Europe and Ireland where his songs are still played.

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