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Greg Doolan takes his final bow

February 17, 2017

By Shirley Broun
YESTERDAY afternoon I checked in to read the latest notifications on Facebook.
A post from entertainment industry stalwart Brian Fogarty caught my eye. Something about my dear friend Greg Doolan. `Oh what's Greg up to,' I thought inquisitively. Then I read it:
"Another shock! Too young and a great talent -- Greg Doolan (Wickety Wak) sadly passed away this afternoon @ only 63 yrs of age."
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Wickety Wak farewells a `brother’

April 1, 2013

Greg Doolan pays tribute to Wak's Magic Moari

THE Easter weekend was a time of reflection as tears welled in the eyes of renowned entertainer Greg Doolan, following the death on Thursday of Wickety Wak co-star and long time mate Pahnie Jantzen.

“Just thinking about him chokes me up,” said Greg as he struggled to gain composure.

“Only 10 days before his death, we were singing together on stage at Twin Towns Services Club, and despite being ill for quite a while and in a wheelchair he performed Louis Armstrong’s `What a Wonderful World’ with faultless precision … a true professional to the end.”

Greg said it was an impromptu performance that would be long remembered.

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Death of Wickety Wak star

March 29, 2013

PAHNIE Jantzen, who thrilled audiences with his Louis Armstrong tributes as part of Brisbane's highly successful Wickety Wak showgroup, died yesterday after a long illness.

Just two weeks earlier, Pahnie had joined his former Wickety Wak co-stars on stage at Twin Towns Services Club after Greg Doolan invited him to join them for an impromptu performance of Louis Armstrong's `What a Wonderful World'.

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Greg’s award-winning `Life after Wak’ (1991)

January 11, 2013

Greg Doolan goes it alone
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1991


The 1991 Wallace Awards Male Cabaret Vocalist of the Year Greg Doolan could not be more delighted. "Having always worked in a group, it was a very important award for me to win. It was also the first time I had been nominated in the category," he said.

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Morning Wak Attack debuts on Radio-97 (1993)

January 9, 2013

Wickety Wak stars hit the airwaves
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1993


THAT zany, fun-loving motivator of Wickety Wak fame, Greg Doolan has come up with the ideal cure for those early morning `workday' blues.

Together with former `Wak' co-star Peter Mackay, Greg has invaded the airwaves of Gold coast-based Radio-97 with an hilarious spoof on those good old souls, Robin Hood and his merry (sometimes tiddly) men, dubbed `The Morning Wak Attack'.

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