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Back to Charcoal Lane

November 7th, 2015

Episode 2354 of 3777 episodes

Homeless, Archie Roach had walked the uneven bluestone backstreets of the inner Melbourne suburbs of Collingwood and Fitzroy with his wife Ruby Hunter and the 'parkie' community for years before he ever sang in public. Out of those hard times, the classic album Charcoal Lane was born.