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John Schumann

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Singer/Songwriter

South Australian singer-songwriter, John Schumann, is best known for leading legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and for his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, “I Was Only”.


Among his many accolades, John is the recipient of the Order of Australia Medal and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Flinders University. His lyrics are on reading lists in schools, colleges and universities throughout Australia.

John now lives in Adelaide with his family, where he runs his own strategic communications company.

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