Male Australian pop singer Jason Donovan was born in 1968 in Melbourne, Australia in an actor's family. His father Terence Donovan featured in police TV series "Division 4" and later on played a part of Doug Willis in the Australian soap "Neighbors". "Neighbors" marked the beginning of Jason's career as an actor. After Jason Donovan had left "Neighbors" he moved to Great Britain where he worked as an actor and singer. In 1988, Jason Donovan signs a contract with Stock, Aitken and Waterman's record label in London and releases singles targeted on teenage audience.
He became popular after releasing his single "Especially For You" where he performed with Kylie Minogue. In 1989, the single reached number four in British music charts and number seventeen in Australia. Jason and Kylie dated for a short time after that. However, real success came about when Donovan released his album "Ten Good Reasons" with two singles "Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed with a Kiss". Next three years Jason Donovan enjoys growth of his popularity as his singles hit British music tops no fewer than seventeen times. Donovan's third album "All Around The World" was released in Great Britain in 1993.
In 1992 Jason Donovan sued the Face magazine for libels about his homosexuality and wins the trial. There was a scandal taking place over Jason's addiction to drugs. In 1999, he confirmed that he still was taking cocaine however "not as much as I used to take in past". Few years later Jason started working steadily as a serious actor playing a part in the highbrow medical-legal drama on ABC network in Australia. Presently Donovan attempts to continue his career as a folk rock singer. He is now a very popular male Australian pop singer.
Male Australian pop singer Bruce Woodley was born in 1942 in Melbourne, Australia. Bruce Woodley has written a lot of songs from which one of the most popular was "Red Rubber Ball" written in cooperation with Paul Simon in the sixties. Their cooperation resulted in several more singles "I Wish You Could Be Here" and "Cloudy". Unfortunately, their relationship broke off and Bruce was even to struggle to get his share of the royalties.
Bruce Woodley`s first recording company was "Pennywheel" where he released a lot of products for children such as "Build an Alphabet" (1969) and "Friday St. Fantasy". In 1969, Bruce Woodley moved to America where he was going to sell his songs and stayed there for a few years. Within this period Bruce cooperated with many writers such as John Farrar. He gets acquainted with the Australian folk singer Hans Poulsen and in cooperation with him writes the composition titled "Boom-Sha-La-La-Lo".
In 1971, Bruce Woodley releases "Just Good Friends" album with a provocative cover featuring two naked persons having sex. It was censored in Australia and the cover was replaced with a less naughty one. In 1987, Bruce Woodley releases the very popular hit "I am Australian". Bruce Woodley is a legend and every beginner male Australian pop singer tries to follow him.