Digby George Richards
(aka Dig Richards)
I have always loved your music Dig, especially your 3rd career, spectacular material.
Rest in Peace
Birth: Sept 12, 1941, Dunedoo, [Warrumbungle Shire] NSW
Death: Feb 17, 1983, Sydney. NSW
Pancreatic Cancer (long duration)
Buried: Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
Dig Richards had three separate singing careers. Dig is remembered as Australia first Hep-Cat (a true gentleman). His first career he was known as Dig and the following two as Digby (his real first full name). He sang pop in the early days 1959 – 1966, A mixture between 1967 – 1971, Pop Country from 1972 until his death in 1983 from pancreatic cancer aged 42 years. Digby wrote about 98% of his material. He recorded in Australia, England & the United States.
He had substantial Chart Action in all careers, 12 Charted Hits 1959 – 1974 (Sydney), 22 National Hits 1959 – 1976 (Australia Wide.)
His ashes were scattered at the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium – North Ryde, Sydney, NSW. His plague # is 28MG5C