Val was born in Gundagai on July 6 1927 to Hilda and William (Bill) Ballard and was the baby of seven children. Lesley, Ken, Wal, Thelma and Joan whom are all deceased and George who is here with us today.
For most musicians, performing in front of a lively, enthusiastic audience is the dream. For others, it’s the thrill of playing alongside one of your favourite bands. Then there are some that are lucky enough to experience both.