Dust is in the air for Rocky, JPY

Bruce Maxwell (right) with John Paul Young in their Keystone Cops outfits.
Bruce Maxwell (right) with John Paul Young in their Keystone Cops outfits.

There is no doubt who will be leading the sing-alongs when Byron Bay’s Bruce ‘Rocky’ Maxwell sets out on his 18th Newcastle Variety Bash on Sunday with Aussie rock legend, John Paul Young – it won’t be Bruce.

The long-time mates have been a team for 15 years and have raised more than $500,000 for the children’s charity.

They both have received individual presidential citations from the international board of Variety and Bruce also features in the Bash Hall of Fame in recognition of his involvement in 28 different ‘Bashes’ over the years.

Bruce said JPY was ‘really generous’ with Variety.

“He gives up a lot of time and is always happy to belt out ‘Love is in the Air’ through the PA system in the car as we pass through the towns,” he said.

The pair will be driving a 1954 Ford F100 built specially for ‘Bashing’ and will be wearing Keystone Cops uniforms when the ‘Bash’ leaves Speers Point on Sunday morning.

Cars will travel through a host of NSW towns including Goulburn, Jindabyne, Tumbarumba, Wagga Wagga and Mudgee before arriving at Newcastle on Saturday week.

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