MEDIA

LINKS to 45 informative articles about/interviews with Jeff Duff in the papers, on the radio or the box, as available on the web.

  • This is well shy of a comprehensive listing — it is limited to articles available on the web.
  • Specifically excluded are articles without a novel quote from Duff or journalist's observation; articles that only write-up a media release, advertise an upcoming gig, or just offer a photo.
  • For actual Duff performances on TV/radio available on the web (youtube, vimeo), see here.
  • Work in progress, as regards the actual items, and display: a basic tabling of database output, but including links (in the first column), is used for now.

Source/linkDateTitleJournalistAboutLocal

papers/magazines

18 items
ZigZag1979-04-00If Dr Spock met the Flying Doctor ... and crashedRobin BanksInterview with Duff as Duffo soon after the infamous media stunt outside No. 10; incredulous reaction and largely unfavourable opinions from the punk-purist journo 
Dolly [Italy]1979-12-20A.A.A. espansivo cerca amore[Anon.]Interviews Duffo on his tour of Italy, regarding his favourite Italian artists, his work in the UK, and his "search for love"blog
Teens [Music fanzine]1980-00-00Duffo: Hinterwäldler aus Australien[Anon.]Introduces its German readers to Duffo as making headlines in London, and for reaping many fans with his Give Me Back Me Brain single. Same page reports Elton John's Paris-Israel tour, and ABBA members on holiday in Florida. 
Australian Women's Weekly [src]1982-09-15Geoff Duff - facing his own Falklands crisisSusan MooreDuff in the UK and release of Walk on the Wildsideblog
Sun-Herald1987-05-03Avant garde or headline hungry?Greg TaylorReturn to Australia from European career, video-single of Walk on the Wildside, earlier Australian career.blog
Sydney Morning Herald1989-05-19Jeff Duff Orchestra[Anon.]Short piece introducing the JDO and previewing a gig. 
Daily Telegraph1989-06-15Who roughed up Jeff Duff[Anon.]Bashed in Kings Cross, recovering in hospital. 
Daily Telegraph1992-05-14Duff in the buff more than enough, say execs[Anon.]Controversy re nudity on cover for Sexual single. 
Canberra Times [src]1992-08-27The man sings, feels (and looks) 'sexual'Nicole LeedhamDistribution of Sexual single, with cover nudity, by EMI. 
Sydney Morning Herald2004-09-25Bohemian rhapsodyRichard JinmanExtensive interview, overview. 
Sydney Morning Herald/The Age2010-11-15Celebrity chat: A melodic little bargaining chipKimberley ChurchQ&A re JD's financial wishes, memories, etc. 
The Advertiser2012-05-31Ziggy's stardust[Anon.]General intro, with quotes re being thin, social expectations. 
Daily Telegraph: Central Sydney2014-05-08Golden yearsJames GormanBowie in Sydney in the '90s, encounters with.blog
Sydney Morning Herald2015-07-03Bowie tribute artist Jeff Duff: a skinny white guy with a soulful voiceLawrence MoneyEntertaining audiences since 1970s, upcoming autobiography. Also in Illawarra Mercury, Canberra Times, etc. 
Daily Telegraph [Northern Beaches]2016-01-12David Bowie tribute artist Jeff Duff saddened at the loss of influential performerRod BennettNotes Bowie-related shows, quotes re meeting Bowie, and Bowie's legacy 
Sydney Morning Herald2016-01-15Bowie Down Under: star hooked on SydneyDaisy DumasAmong other associations of Bowie with Sydney, describes Jeff Duff's Bowie-related performanaces, and his meetings with Bowie. 
The Australian2016-07-07The Duff with the smoothAlan HoweReviews Duff's career with a summary of several chapters of his recently published autobiography. 
Sydney Morning Herald2017-05-26Sydney rock icon Jeff Duff to relive the wild years at Vivid festivalElissa BlakeInterview with JD about UK career, tidbit about Top of the Pops and Molly Meldrum, performance in upcoming Sydney Vivid Festival, and early days performing in Kings Cross.blog

tv

8 items
Russell Harty Show (UK)1979-00-00[Give me back me brain]Russell HartyPerformance of "Brain", brain offered to interviewer, questions re masculinity, costume, image. 
ABC Spicks and Specks2013-11-11[Game show] JD relates re performance on Ray Martin Show, et al. 
WrokDown2014-00-00[Interview]Soozie PinderInterviews Duff during his showing with The Grand Wazoo in Melbourne. 
SBS-TV2016-01-12'Really emotional': Australians mourn David BowieHannah SinclairVideo interview with Duff re Bowie 
Darren Sanders Show (Channel 31, GO! TV)2016-02-28[Interview and performance]Darren SandersInterview re 70s Glam Rock, Duff's cricketing career, with performance of Vampire Lover 
Channel 10: Studio 102016-05-18The life and times of Jeff DuffCraig BennettInterview and retrospective re Duff's career, incl. re launch of autobiography 
Channel 7: The Daily Edition2016-05-19Jeff Duff reflects on 40 years of rule breaking Interview and retrospective re Duff's career incl. launch of autobiography 
ABC-TV2017-06-02One Plus One: Jeff DuffJane HutcheonCovers childhood illness, early Oz career, popularity in UK, bashing in the Cross, attitude to Bowie tribute shows, matters of love, life and spiritualityblog

radio

8 items
ABC 612 Brisbane Breakfast2010-06-24Jeff Duff — Skinny guy with a fat voiceMaynardDuff talks about Ray Charles, stride piano, drugs in art, and sings Georgia on my Mind 
ABC 612 Brisbane Afternoons2010-11-08Jeff Duff does Bowie JD sings Young Americans and talks re David Bowie for almost 12 mins 
ABC 774 Melbourne Evenings2010-11-12Songs of David Bowie with Jeff DuffColvinPraise for breakaway performances in the '70s.Rough ups by media in the UK. With Brydon Stace re Ziggy shows. 
ABC Radio National Books & Arts2013-10-10Fragile SpacemanMichael CathcartKush days, The Great Gatsby, performance values, Bundanon Niteworks gig 
ABC Radio National Books and Arts2015-08-01Masterpiece: Jeff DuffSarah KanowskiReminiscences and appreciations from JD re Bowie and associated issues of fashion and sexuality. 
Triple R2016-05-26The Australian Mood (program)Neil RogersInterview re Duff's autobiography, including Kush and UK career, questions re impact of flamboyance on acceptance of talent, and plays a couple Kush tracks 
ABC Radio National2016-05-30Wendy HarmerInterview extracted on soundclound re Duff's autobiography; various copies searchable on the web if the original link does not work 
2UE: Lifestyle Overnight2017-05-26Jeff Duff and Olivia Ansell Talk Hidden SydneyDavid PriorStories about meeting Bowie in UK and Oz, early performances in Kings Cross stripclubs, contemporary music scene; previewing talk in Kings Cross Hidden Sydney series. 

web publications

11 items
Adelaide Now2012-06-21Adelaide Cabaret Festival review - Ziggy - Dunstan PlayhousePatrick McDonaldEnthusiastic review of the Ziggy Show. 
Adelaide Now2012-06-22David Bowie Cabaret Festival tribute a star-dusted show Louise NunnPreview of Ziggy Show at Adelaide cabaret festival. 
MusoMap2013-03-23An interview with Jeff Duff[Anon.]Questions JD re favourite venue, weirdest thing done performing, and global influence. 
Gay News Network2015-02-01Jeff Duff: Unleashing his glitter rock god in Bowie Unzipped Andrew ShawBowie, the gay 70s, the art of glam, and the Jagger-Bowie "myth". 
Blue Curtains Brisbane2015-02-14Bringing Bowie backMeredith WalkerReviews "Bowie Unzipped" show from Feb 7 2015 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Powerhouse Theatre. 
What's My Scene Magazine2015-04-30Q&A Scene: Jeff DuffMandy HallQ&A with Jeff Duff on topics including latest recording, "sound in food form", and "road anecdotes". Duff describes his autobiographical writing and latest shows. 
Rhythms2015-11-01King of Big Hurt: How to enter the world of Scott Walker (a Jeff Duff guide)Christopher HollowIntroduces Duff as "Australia's Scott Walker". Describes Duff's respect for Walker, and notes his preparation of a Walker-inspired show. Comments from Duff re several Walker albums/tracks. 
9news.com.au2016-01-12'I didn't even recognise him': Sydney Bowie impersonator unknowingly lived next door to his idolJames GormanRecounts the "lived next door to Bowie" anecdote, Bowie's legacy, while wrongly describing Duff as a long-term Bowie impersonator 
Blue Curtains Brisbane2016-04-25Showcasing Ziggy StardustMeredith WalkerReviews performance at Judith Wright Centre, Performance Space, Brisbane on April 23 2016; e.g., "while it is, at its core a tribute show, BOWIE Unzipped is also a theatrical experience" 
Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne2016-06-05Interview at Melbourne Launch of AutobiographyJeff JenkinsVideo recording of JD interviewed at the Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne; starting with the "banned from Ray Martin show" anecdote.blog
Maynard2016-06-09Jeff Duff: This will explain everythingMaynardAudio interview with Jeff Duff from Duff's Elizabeth Bay apartment, esp. re launch of his autobiography.