Singer-songwriter John Schumann is best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, “I Was Only 19”.
Having received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over - he holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. Among his many accolades, John Schumann is the recipient of the Order of Australia Medal and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Flinders University.
His lyrics are on reading lists in schools, colleges and universities throughout Australia. John Schumann still lives in Adelaide. He has upset almost everyone in a position of importance both there and interstate. He claims not to care.