Lucky Dagg at the Logies
Comedian and writer John Clarke, born in Palmerston North and famous for creating the “elegantly dressed” farmer Fred Dagg and his seven sons, all Trevors, will be inducted into the Australian Logies Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Melbourne on May 4. Clarke first became known in 1975 for portraying the laconic New Zealander, when he released the singles, ‘Traditional Air’/’Unlabelled’, and ‘We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are’/’Larry Loves Barry’. “I’m inclined to regard this as a youth encouragement award,” Clarke said when informed of his win. “I’m deeply grateful and will do what I can.” Clarke lives and performs in Australia.