1928 – Born November 1st
Wollun (near Uralla in northern NSW).
- Won Australia’s
1952 - Wins first place in the talent quest in
Lismore at the2LM Radio Ranch. Concert Records
Arthur known as “The Singing Shepherd” He
signed to the Australian record company Rodeo
Label. Meets his future wife in Glen Innes
at the Town Hall.
February - marries Berice in Glen Innes
March 4 daughter Jewel born.
1962 - Recorded "Strange Little Girl" for EMI and
made the Top 40 charts. Recorded "Meet the Blanch Family" for W
& G Records.
1963 - December, travelled to America and performed a few
shows and television spots. Recorded a single for Dot Records
"Maker of Raindrops and Roses".
Stayed in the USA
- Spent the three years working the NSW Club circuit and
- Travelled as the chief entertainers on the SS Australis” world
cruise. On their return they went back to the states The Blanch
Family spent 10 years in America.
- The Capitol record’s, Hollywood signed the Blanch Family and renamed
them the Blanch’s.
1970's - Arthur (as a
solo) and "The Blanch's" (trio) based in Los Angeles and toured
across the USA
1978 - The Blanch Family visit Tamworth
for the Australian Country Music Awards. Arthur is inducted into
the Hands of Fame. Releases "The Little Man's Got The Biggest
Smile in Town" for Mike Curb Records in Los Angeles. The single
did well on Billboard, Cash Box and Record World Charts.
1979 - Wound down their American
operation to settle back in Australia. Jewel was inducted into
the Hands of Fame.
– Settled near Brisbane
and commuted to the
to complete contracts.
1981 - Arthur and Jewel are signed to CBS Records Australia
and released "The Lady and The Cowboy" album. They also released
a video to go with the album.
Picks up a Golden Guitar for album of the Year “The Lady and the
Cowboy” recorded with Jewel.
Another Golden Guitar for again album of the year with “Too Late
Male Vocal Golden Guitar winner for “I’ve Come a Long Way”.
1985 - Male Vocal Golden Guitar winner with "What Do Lonely
People Do". Appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Queensland
Expo '88 and promotes the expo while on tour in the USA.
1987- Arthur and Berice are based in Nashville while Arthur
tours and performs across the USA.
1991 - Released his first CD "You Don't
Know Me" which was produced by Steve Newton in the Enrec Studios
1992 - Appeared on the Gympie Muster with
band Blue Heeler (which had Troy Cassar-Daley as a member).
1993 - Arthur's "Love Walked In" album
was successfully marketed on US television. Also releases three
1993 - Performed at the Mildura Festival, backed by the
emerging "The Dead Ringer Band".
1994 - Late in this year on their return to Austral they
were shocked by the devastation caused by the drought and so
donated the Australian proceeds from the album "Loved Walked In'
to the drought appeal.
1995 - Release of the 1980's TV special of "The Lady and
The Outlaw" on video for the Tamworth Festival.
- Released his “Homecoming” album during the
Country Music Festival. Also appeared on the Grand Ol’ Opry. He
is the fourth Aussie to appear on the Opry.
2000 - Released the album "The Blanch Family
in the 60's".
2001 - Elevated to the Roll of Renown.
Releases "Arthur Blanch- Gems and a Few Jewels Vol 1".
2002 - Inducted into the "Galaxy of Stars" in
the forecourt on the Tamworth Regional Conference and Convention
Centre. Released "Gems and a Few Jewels Vol 2".
2003 - Releases "Gems and a Few Jewels Vol 3".
2004 - Released "Samplings From The Early Sessions" on CD.
Publishes the book "Wollun One- The Story Of The Blanch Family".
2008 - Released his new song "And My Dad" to radio just in
time for Father's Day. In the 2008 edition of Queensland Who's
Who, Arthur is listed as "one of the state's prominent
2010 - Releases the album titled "How Can I Thank You". The
title track is a tribute to the Australian armed forces.