In 1969, Russell Morris and producer Molly Meldrum released Australia’s only true psychedelic number one hit, ‘The Real Thing’. And now, it’s about to get a truly once-in-a-lifetime reimagining… with a 54-piece symphony orchestra!

Russell Morris: The Real Thing will hit Crown Theatre in Perth on November 11, and not only is the show packed with music, arranged by Academy nominee and BAFTA winner, David Hirschfelder, audiences will also be treated to never-before-heard stories, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the man behind the hits.

Here’s a taste:

Morris spoke to Clairsy & Lisa on Wednesday, who also reflected on his 2008 ARIA Hall Of Fame induction, candidly confessing he didn’t have the emotional response he expected.

“I felt like I had been working at AMP all my life and they were giving me the gold watch,” he deadpanned.

Hit PLAY for his full explanation…