Darryl Cotton battling liver cancer

By David Knox on June 6, 2012 / Filed Under News 3

Former TV presenter and pop star Darryl Cotton has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

Cotton, 62, is best known as part of the 60s pop group Zoot. With members Rick Springfield, Beeb Birtles and Rick Brewer they had a hit in 1970 covering Eleanor Rigby.

In television he became a successful breakfast TV presenter on The Early Bird Show for TEN, alongside Marty the Monster as well as Summer Rock for Nine in Adelaide.

Two weeks ago he was sent to Peter MacCullum Hospital in Melbourne for tests were he was diagnosed with the cancer.

Noise11 reports that in recent years he has been performing with Jim Keays and Russell Morris as Cotton, Keays & Morris, performing their individual hits.


  1. Lyn June 6, 2012 at 11:11 am -

    How sad :(
    I’ve been a fan since his Zoot days.
    Prayers to him & his family.

  2. daveinprogress June 6, 2012 at 7:16 am -

    I hope he fights it and pulls through. Daryl’s place in Australian music and telly has made him a very well liked bloke. Thanks for posting this item, David.

  3. simmo3 June 6, 2012 at 6:43 am -

    : (

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