March 20, 2017
A former South Burnett resident who was killed in a tragic workplace accident almost 50 years ago has been remembered in song by his granddaughter and her friends.
The Brisbane trio, Midnight Daisy, released “To Remember Him” on March 7, what would have been Maxwell Fox’s 76th birthday.
In 1964, Max and his wife, Lesley, moved to Proston where they lived and worked for two years.
From Proston, the couple moved to Maryborough where in December 1969, Max fell to his death after receiving an electric shock while working on power lines for the Wide Bay-Burnett Electricity Board.
Max’s granddaughter Zoe Fox, 21, lead singer of Midnight Daisy, said she was inspired to write a song dedicated to Max in order to share his story.
“Although I was never able to meet my grandfather, as my father was only 14 months old when he died, the stories and photos I’ve encountered tell a story of a country larrikin, loved by all,” Zoe said.
“Many can relate to a life lost too young, and now as Max’s heart-breaking story is heard and shared, his cheeky, cheerful memory can live on.”
Featured in the film clip for the song is Max’s banjo mandolin, which he had been learning to play at the time of his death.
Joining Zoe in Midnight Daisy are Amy Moore and Sophie Cooke.
The song is available on both iTunes and Spotify: