Taubmans first publicity shot in 1978 featuring Carter Edwards
Taubmans first publicity shot in 1978 featuring Carter Edwards

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Star of ‘I Did it My Way’ ad

IT'S more than 35 years since Carter Edwards starred in that famous Taubman Paints 'I Did It My Way' television commercial, but most places he goes he's still recognised as 'that Taubman's Man.'

"It was a very successful ad in its day, even winning a Clio Award in New York for the best TV commercial in the world, and yes it's stuck with me throughout my career," the long standing Central Coast resident said this week.

Today, Carter is still a popular entertainer on the club circuit and hosts a popular radio talk back program on the 2SM Super Radio Network where he recently celebrated 30 years on air.

And at the ripe young age of 74 and "fit as a fiddle" he's always looking for new challenges.

So much so that he's signed up with Pauline Hanson's One Nation party to seek election for the Central Coast seat of Dobell at the July 2 Federal election.

"I have learnt so much from the multitude of callers who have shared their thoughts on the obvious detrimental mismanagement problems they see Australia has been subjected to by the ruling parties career politicians," he said.

"The fall in our standard of living will continue unless we are prepared to stand up  and put a stop to the stranglehold that the major major political parties have on Australia."

Carter said he had a "great love" for Australia and he encouraged others to get in and have a go.

"How much more of Australia needs to be sold off before we can say enough is enough," he said.

"I look after myself and feel I have so much to contribute to this great country of ours.

"I would hope others feel the same."

Whatever happens on July 2 Carter says he will keep performing and after 60 years in the business and 9000 live shows, 'retirement' has never entered his vocabulary.

While the great Frank Sinatra theme song `I Did It My Way' featured in the Taubman's commercial, Carter has his own signature tune he wrote and performs at most shows.

"It's called 'Advance Australia Fair Dinkum," he said.

"Fairly appropriate at election time, don't you think."

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