Stereo Stories: Sing Along with Smokie Dawson


In his latest Stereo Story, Smokie Dawson takes us on a very musical tram ride.

Travelling from Glenelg to the Adelaide CBD for the 1992 Formula 1 Grand Prix,  Mr Jukebox joins the dots between one of his mother’s favourites, Doris Day, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Daddy Cool and more.

You’ll find the story at our decade-long partner site Stereo Stories. (A big thank you James Demetrie at Diskman for keeping things going all these years, and to ringmaster John Harms for initiating the partnership.)


You can read more from Smokie HERE

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Editor of Stereo Stories website, director of Stereo Stories concerts. Co-founder of Scoreboard Pressure website with Les Everett.


  1. John Harms says

    Beaut yarn Smoke.

    Around that time, I lived in a post-uni share house, and Doris was big in our old Queenslander, from memory thanks to Errol Leslie Smythe. he got no resistance from the rest of the household. There was a deal on three CDs relased under the same badging for next to nothing at one of the chains – Doris Day, The Andrews Sisters and Nat King Cole (?) [I also had a NKC vinyl album].

    We loved Doris. What joy when at the same time Strictly Ballroom came out and Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps was featured. [Brilliant movie in my view]

  2. Ha!!! just finished reading. Great read!!

    Doris Day? Nup got nothing.

  3. Rick Kane says

    What a ripper of a story Smokie, loved how a community moment happens on the tram, and your reflections of your mum and her friend Pauline. Doesn’t Doris Day trigger so many memories? I helped on the school musical of The Pajama Game, while teaching, her movies with Rock Hudson were ubiquitous to Saturday afternoon movies back in the 70s, and of course her songs! Cheers

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