You might recognise Don Spencer his three decades on Play School. That’s how most Australians know him. But there’s so much more to Don than bears and chairs. He is, as we discovered, one of those people with “stories to tell”. He’s toured with the Rolling Stones, flirted with Marianne Faithfull, played hockey with the national Kenyan team, learnt guitar from Roger Whittaker, and had Russell Crowe as a son-in-law. But it’s Don’s work behind the scenes that will ultimately ensure his legacy. For more than 20 years, Don’s been providing free music lessons to Australia’s most disadvantaged kids – through the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, which he founded – and Future Generation Australia supports. So far, the organisation has delivered almost 270,000 free music lessons.

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