Eric Bogle has scored more awards than hot dinners! His "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" was in the top dozen songs of the Australasian Performing Right Association's 75 year celebrations and to emphasise this point a celebrity Top Fifty Peace Songs Poll held in Scotland placed the same song No. 1 and "No Man's Land" at No. 5, amongst very stiff competition which included John Lennon, Donavon, Elvis Costello and The Rolling Stones. The Melody Maker said of Eric " Most of the best contemporary songs of the seventies were written by Eric Bogle". His songs have been covered by many singers and groups, from Mary Black to Billy Bragg and the Pogues to REM - and even Tony Blair chose an Eric Bogle song ("No Man's Land") as his personal statement as an anthem for peace in Northern Ireland.