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David Day
Born1951 (1951)
New South Wales, Australia
Died1 May 2015(2015-05-01) (aged 63–64)
Other namesDaisy Day
OccupationRadio broadcaster
Years active1960s–2015

David "Daisy" Day (1951 – 1 May 2015) was an Australian radio broadcaster. He is known for his work in Adelaide, South Australia and for founding the South Australian Music Hall of Fame, also referred to as the SA Music Hall of Fame.


Day began his disc jockey career at 16 in Moree, New South Wales, [1] before moving to Adelaide in 1973 to work firstly at 5KA, [1] then SAFM and, in 1995, Triple M. [1]

In 2013, Day published his autobiography Rock Jock. [2] [3]

Day died on 1 May 2015, aged 63. [1] [4]

AMC and the SA Music Hall of Fame

Day was responsible for founding the South Australian Music Hall of Fame at the Goodwood Institute in the inner-south Adelaide suburb of Unley, [5] after his friend and colleague, John Vincent, with whom he had discussed the idea, had died in 2009. [6] The SA Music Hall of Fame inducts South Australian, musicians deserving of the recognition, including big names such as Cold Chisel and Masters Apprentices as well lesser known local musicians. [6]

Gary Burrows of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) introduced Day to Enrico Morena, who established the Adelaide Music Collective (AMC), and the two collaborated to mount the AMC Sessions. AMC is a collective of Adelaide music industry professionals who cooperaate and collaborate with the common aim of developing and promoting Adelaide as a musical hub. [6]

In December 2015 the SA Hall of Fame moved from the Goodwood Institute building to St Paul's Creative Centre in Pulteney Street in Adelaide city centre, which also hosts Music SA and various other music industry bodies. [7] In October 2019 they expanded and moved into an annexe in the centre. [8] [9]

The AMC was incorporated as the Adelaide Music Collective Incorporated in July 2016, and has traded as the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame since July 2017. [10]


  1. ^ a b c d "Adelaide radio legend David 'Daisy' Day dies at 63". The Advertiser. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ "The life of a 'Rock Jock'". Radio Today. 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Adelaide radio rock jock David Day". ABC 891 Adelaide. 18 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ David Day, Adelaide radio legend, dies aged 63
  5. ^ "THE PULSE: Adelaide radio legend David 'Daisy' Day has died, aged 63, after battling health issues". The Advertiser. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Home page". SA Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  7. ^ Walter, Skye (2 December 2015). "Hall of Fame moves to St Pauls". MusicSA. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  8. ^ "South Australia Music Hall of Fame is on the move". The Music Network. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  9. ^ {{|cite web|url= website=Facebook|title=We at the AMC are excited to announce that the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame is expanding and moving within St.Paul's Creative Centre...| author= Adelaide Music Collective & AMC SA Music Hall of Fame}}
  10. ^ "Historical details for ABN 99 847 349 500". ABN Lookup. Retrieved 22 April 2021.