John Campbell Munro was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1947 and emigrated to Adelaide, Australia in 1965.
He has been a leading figure in Australian folk music for 40 years and has worked with the likes of Eric Bogle, Colcannon, Country Express, Gordon McIntyre and Kate Delaney and Denis and Lynne Tracy.
In 1990 John wrote a series of 12 songs depicting the events leading up to and culminating in the battle at the Eureka Stockade.
The Eureka Suite has been performed all over Australia including at the site of the stockade itself. In 1992 he composed a similar set of musical pieces on the life of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly.
This piece has also proved popular in Australia and New Zealand.
John passed away on Thursday 10 May 2018.