He’s one of the most revered and beloved musos in Australia, and Paul Kelly joined Botica’s Bunch for a lil’ meander down memory lane.

What some of us didn’t realise, was that 96FM was instrumental in getting him on the WA map in the mid-80s.

“96FM was one of the first stations to play us and support us,” Paul Kelly said. “Just generally, Perth was really great for us.”

In fact, 96FM was the only station which played 1986’s Gossip, which was listed at number 7 in the book 100 Best Australian Albums in 2010.

Speaking of books, Kelly candidly admitted that his own biography, released this year, was “hard reading” and wasn’t for him.

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