Colleen Hewett celebrity print 1974
Colleen Hewett celebrity print
Dimensions (H x W x D)
63.5 x 22.5 x 6 cm
COLLEEN HEWETT / QUEEN OF POP / MADE HER MARK HERE ON / TUESDAY / 26TH FEBRUARY 1974
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
This concrete handprint was formerly located as a part of the iconic McEwans celebrity pavement. Between 1972 and 1994, scores of celebrities had their handprints and footprints immortalised in cement at the entrance to the McEwans hardware store on Bourke Street. The City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection acquired a number of these impressed concrete slabs from the original celebrity pavement in 2005.
"Colleen Hewett (born 1950) was the best-known female pop singer of the 1970s. She was a regular on the TV music showcase ‘Bandstand’ from 1970, and had a Number One hit with ‘Day By Day’, one of the songs from ‘Godspell’, the stage musical in which she starred in 1971-72. She was voted the TV Week Queen of Pop in 1972 and again the following year." - Robyn Annear, 2023