Earlier this week, the Australian music world paid tribute to Michael Gudinski after the Mushroom Group founder, music promoter and record label head passed away, aged 68. Following the news of his death, Jimmy Barnes, Hilltop Hoods, Briggs and Myf Warhurst were among the Aussie acts to honour the legendary figure.
Another music great who reflected on Gudinski’s life was Bruce Springsteen. The songwriter shared a touching tribute to his friend, writing: “I’ve toured the world for the last fifty years and never met a better promoter… He was loud, always in motion, intentionally (and unintentionally) hilarious, and deeply soulful. He will be remembered by artists, including this one, from all over the world every time they step foot on Australian soil.”
Now, the Boss has honoured Gudinski, dedicating a new lyric video for his song ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ to him. The closing track on last year’s Letter to You, it’s a gorgeous song that sees Springsteen reflecting on those who’ve passed, and acknowledging that the ones we love never truly leave us.
It’s an appropriate tribute, then, to someone whose impact on Australia’s music industry will no doubt continue to be felt for many, many years. Watch the lyric video for ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ below.
Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a state funeral will be held for Gudinski, with details to be finalised in the coming days.