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Redgum was an Australian folk and political music group formed in Adelaide in 1975 by singer-songwriter John Schumann, Michael Atkinson on guitars/vocals and Verity Truman on flute/vocals; they were soon joined by Chris Timms on violin. All four had been students at Flinders University and together developed an intensely passionate and outspoken outlook. They are best known for their protest song exploring the impact of war in 1983's "I Was Only Nineteen (A Walk in the Light Green)", which peaked at #1 on the National singles charts. The song is in the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) list of Top 30 of All Time Best Australian Songs created in 2001.

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List of top 10 songs by Redgum.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Poor Ned 1978 574,904
I Was Only 19 1983 540,226
I've Been To Bali Too 1984 596,044
The Diamantina Drover 1982 619,695
Long Run 1980 656,553
Killing Floor 1978 668,053
ASIO 1984 671,935
Servin Usa 1978 697,068
Ted 1980 735,783
Maria 1980 730,546
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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List of Redgum group members, including current and former members.

Former MembersMichael Atkinson
John Schumann
Verity Truman
Chris Timms
Gordon McLean
Tom Stehlik
Russell Coleman
Dave Flett
Hugh McDonald
Stephen Cooney
Brian Czempinski
Michael Spicer
James Spicer
Tim Hannaford
Bruce Barry
OriginAdelaide, Australia
Year(s) Active1975–1990
Associated ActsGordon Franklin & The Wilderness Ensemble
John Schumann
John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew

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