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R.I.P Glenn Wheatley
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
The renowned music manager Glenn Wheatley has died at the age of 74,
Wheatley, who managed high-profile entertainer John Farnham reportedly died after being hospitalised with Covid-19.
The Queensland-born Wheatley was bassist for the Masters Apprentices in the 1960s, playing on the hits Turn Up Your Radio and Because I Love You.
He established the Wheatley Organisation in 1975 and became manager of Little River Band.
Wheatley mortgaged his house to bankroll Farnham’s 1986 comeback album Whispering Jack, which went on to become one of Australia’s biggest-selling Australian albums.
He also spent about 10 months in jail in 2007 after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion