Christiaan Barnard and Telethon

A comedy song written in 1960 for British comedian Peter Sellers and Italian screen beauty Sophia Loren was used in the Telethon.  For many West Australians, it will always be remembered as the song performed by soap star Chantal Contouri and heart surgeon Christiaan Barnard on Telethon in 1979.  “I always loved coming to Telethon and singing that song with Professor Barnard was a real highlight,” 67-year-old Adelaide-based Contouri recalls. “It was a one-off but it has become a television classic. It was great fun, having this world-famous surgeon chasing me around a couch.  I remember it very fondly."  For full story with video click here.

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