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Holger Brockmann is an Australian radio broadcaster. He began his career in commercial radio in the 1960s and worked for several years in the early 1970s at 2SM, then Australia's top-rating pop music station[1]. In line with the prevailing practice in commercial radio at that time, Brockman was obliged to adopt the anglophone pseudonym "Bill Drake" while working at 2SM.

Brockmann is best known in Australia for being the first presenter on air on 19 January 1975, when the ABC's new rock music station Double Jay commenced broadcasting, at which time he reverted to using his real name.

According to the liner notes for the album Rodriguez Alive, Brockmann was instrumental in popularising the music of cult singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez in Australia after he purchased a copy of Rodriguez's debut album Cold Fact and began playing the song "Sugar Man" on his 2SM evening shift in 1972; after his move to Double Jay in 1975 Brockmann regularly played songs from the entire Rodriguez oeuvre[2].

Brockmann is currently a presenter with ABC News Radio.

Notes

  1. ^ Glenn A. Baker - History of 2SM
  2. ^ Rodriguez official website

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