Private farewell for Glenn Wheatley
Glenn Wheatley has been laid to rest at a private funeral in Melbourne.
The music legend died a week ago from complications related to COVID 19.
From his early years as bass player in the ‘60’s rock band, Masters Apprentices to becoming a music entrepreneur and manager of talent that included Little River Band and John Farnham – he was one of the first to look the part of a businessman up top, wearing a smart jacket, collar and tie above the belt with blue jeans below to denote his rock in trade.
Wheatley was also a pioneer of FM radio in Australia. And although Rod Muir is often credited with being the grandfather of FM, it is Wheatley who can claim ‘line honours’ for getting the first Australian FM station, EON in Melbourne, to air on 11th July 1980.
The 74-year-old was farewelled in a service reportedly only attended by his immediate family.