1966 was the year that saw club orchestra leader, Warren Carr, win his ‘oscar’ for the best Australian Instrumental record!
2UE presenter, Bob rogers, described the winning record, “The Mexican Bug”, as the same quality as any overseas record. In conjunction with Joe Halford, “The Mexican Bug” won a place in various hit parade charts Australia-wide and was Warren’s first 45 r.p.m. “single” in three years!
Following the release of his hit, Warren was invited to play at the Union Theatre where he was presented with his award to his great surprise by 2UE Programme Manager, Ron Hurst.
“I had no idea I was going to receive an award.”
In his career, Warren became quite the celebrity with appearances on Barry Crocker’s TV show and further releases of his hit to an overseas audience.
Warren successfully added his record to a list of his other popular, toe-tapping hits such as his long-play albums, “A Night at St.George Leagues Club” and “38 Years of movie Hits”!