Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe

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She's My Baby
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Shout
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New Orleans
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The Hoochie Coochie Coo
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The Shimmy

Albums

  • The Wild One - The Rock N' Roll Years

    Apr 2009 • 18 songs

  • Twist

    Jan 1962 • 12 songs

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Johnny O'Keefe

Biography

With just a little assistance from promoter Lee Gordon, Johnny O'Keefe single-handedly willed Australian rock & roll into existence. Canadian-born but settled in Sydney, Lee Gordon was bringing international talent to Australia. He had made and lost several fortunes already and was back on in the black when rock & roll arrived. He followed tours by "Nat King Cole" and Johnnie Ray by bringing a package tour headlined by Bill Haley and the Comets, the opening to their history making world tour. Born 11 days after Elvis Presley, Johnny O'Keefe had formed his own rock band, the D...
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