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John has collected numerous awards and accolades and supported many charities....

1967 - Best Male Vocal

1968 - TV Week Logie for Best Teenage Personality

First Gold album - Sadie

1969 - The first of 5 King of Pop awards

1970 - second King of Pop.

1971 - Erik Award: Best Supporting Actor for Charlie Girl

Third consecutive King of Pop.

1972 - Crowned King of Melbourne's Moomba festival

With Brian Cadd won first prize in Tokyo for Don't You Know It's Magic

4th King of Pop award.

1973 - an unprecedented 5th Australian King of Pop award

1974 - By 1974 John had 12 gold records and an award for Best Dressed TV Personality. He was the first Australian to be presented with a platinum album from EMI for record sales in excess of 1 million. John received a community award for his work with raising money for The Victorian Deserted Children's Association.

1975 and 1976 John was not selling as many records, however he was recognised for his involvement in television with the presentation of two Mo Awards, one for Best Variety Entertainer and the other for Top Male Singer.

1978 - Mo Award, Best Male Vocal

1979 - Mo Award, Best Male Vocal

1980 - Mo Award, Best Male Vocal and Entertainer of The Year

1981 - Sammy, Best Variety Performer

1982 - Mo Award, Best Male Vocal

1985 - Mo Award, Best Rock Group - LRB Male Vocal

1986 - Countdown Music and Video Awards:

Best Single

Best Album

Best Male Performer in a video

Most Outstanding Achievement.

1987 - ARIA Awards:

Best Male Artist

Album Of The Year ( Whispering Jack)

Single Of The Year (You're The Voice)

Highest Selling Album (Whispering Jack)

Highest Selling single (You're The Voice)

Best Adult Contemporary Album (You're The Voice)

Special Achievement Award

John is presented with the 1987 'Australian of the Year' award, which is the highest honour awarded in Australia. Soon after he accepts his first of 14 'Advance Australia Awards' for his contribution to the music industry and as an Ambassador for Australia. Another two 'Mo Awards, the first for Daily Telegraph Male and the second for best Male Vocal.

1988 - ARIA Awards:

Best Male Artist

Best Australian Adult Contemporary Record (A Touch Of Paradise)

Outstanding Achievement Award

1989 - ARIA Awards:

Highest Selling Album (Age Of Reason)

1990 - Mo Award Contemporary Performer Of The Year

1991 - ARIA Awards:

Best Male Artist

Highest Selling Album (Chain Reaction)

Song Of The Year (Burn For You)

1992 - Coca Cola Australian Music Awards:

Crystal Trophy - recognising John's outstanding contribution to the industry

Most Popular Australian Act in a Live Performance (JC Superstar)

Most Popular Australian Album (JC Superstar)

ARIA: Best Male Artist (nomination)

1994 - ARIA Awards:

Highest Selling Album (Then Again)

Best Male Artist (nomination)

Album Of The Year (nomination - Then Again)

Best Video (nomination) Craig Griffin - Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time)

1996 - ARIA Awards:

Best Adult Contemporary Release (Romeo's Heart)

Album Of The Year (nomination - Romeo's Heart)

Best Male Artist (nomination)

John receives an A.O. (Order of Australia) for his services to music and community services - particularly for his work with deserted children. A plaque at The Vic. Assoc. for Deserted Children states that the centre was opened officially by John in 1977. It is a cause that is very close to his heart.

John is presented with a Life Time Achievement Award at the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters Convention in Adelaide. John and Tina Arena were named Best Australian Performers on Radio

1997 - recognised as the Most Broadcast Australian Recording Artist by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

1999 - Mo Award:

The Main Event (John, Olivia and Anthony) for Arena Performers of the Year

ARIA Award: Highest Selling Aust. Album (Highlights From The Main Event)

Presented with 'the key to the city' by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne on 1st July

Aria Award for Highest Selling Album - (Highlights from The Main Event)

People's Choice Awards: Favourite Male Singer

2000 - Mo Awards: Arena Performer Of The Year

ARIA Award: Best Cast/Show Album (nomination Live At The Regent Theatre)

2001 - ARIA Award: Best Adult Contemporary Album (nomination - 33 1/3)

2003 - Awarded a medal in the Centenary Of Federation Awards for 'Outstanding Service To Australian Music'.

ARIA Award: Best Adult Contemporary Album (The Last Time)

Highest Selling Album (nomination for The Last Time)

John is inducted into the Aria Hall Of Fame

2004 - Glenn presents John with the coveted James Cassius Award at the Helpmann Awards, in recognition of John's outstanding contribution to the Australian entertainment industry.

2013 - Voted as Australia's finest singer of all time by his peers
Immortalised on a postage stamp for the second time

2015 - Inducted into the The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame

Charitable Beneficiaries

John has supported many charities, here are some of them....

Victorian Deserted Children's Association

State Telethons

Italian earthquake victims

Cyclone Tracey victims

Farmhand: in support of drought affected Australians

Famine in Rwanda

Project Child Care

Get Real Drug Offensive

Sydney Lord Mayors Bushfire Appeal

Australian Red Cross

Spastic Society

Smith Family

Salvation Army

Australian Olympic Team

Australian Paralympics

Starlight Foundation

Variety Club

AIDS Trust


The Victor Chang Foundation

Kids Under Cover

World Wide Fund for Nature

Fairy Penguins in Victoria

Troops in Timor

Snowdome Foundation

Photo Album

King Of Pop
1973 King Of Pop with Queen Colleen Hewett

Aria Hall Of Fame
Glenn inducts John into the Aria Hall Of Fame - 2003

Australian Of The Year
1987 Australian Of The Year photo: Clem Lehrke

Variety Club Bash
Variety Club Bash

The Age Music Victoria
        Hall of Fame - 2015
The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame - 2015

Farnham Room dedication
Farnham Room dedication Adelaide Entertainment Centre

1989 Telethon
1989 Telethon

Aria Awards
Aria Awards