MEDIA REPORTED ON ALL THE THOUGHTFUL DETAIL THAT WENT INTO THE STATE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MICHAEL SOLOMON GUDINSKI A.M., FOUNDER OF MUSHROOM RECORDS AND HUGE CREATOR AND INFLUENCER IN THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY.
Above is Side A of the program: it lists speakers, performers and those officiating by way of, for example, acknowledgement of country and the national anthem. The label reads Australian Recording 1972 Mushroom Records. K5558. The reproduction is too poor to show the text around the rim.
According to The Age newspaper in an article by Karl Quinn on 24 March 2021:
The performers and speakers were listed on a program in the shape of the inner sleeve of a vinyl record, featuring the catalogue number K-5558, and the legend “Australian recording, 1972 Mushroom Records”.
The date commemorated the year the label was founded, but that catalogue number actually belongs to a track from 1974 called Buster Brown.
A choogling blues-rock number by the band of the same name, with Angry Anderson on lead vocals and Phil Rudd – who would soon after join AC/DC – on drums, it features the immortal line: “Don’t know where I’ve been but I sure know where I’m going/Gonna rock and roll all the way to Heaven.”
Chances are Gudinski will be there already, his index finger pointing upwards to signal another number one.
Side B – FOREVER #1.