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The former independent label had been established by Lee Gordon, and was distributed by Festival. It had had some minor success but by Gordon was in financial trouble and he sold the label to Festival. From this point New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast the late s, all O'Keefe's recordings came out on the Leedon label.

Boosted by his TV profile, O'Keefe's next two singles became two of the biggest and most enduring hits of his career. Many of the "bodgie" male and "widgie" female patron's arrived on motor bikes cycles.

During one talent quest teenager Ray Hoff won the event with his version of the Ronnie Self single 'Bopalena. Another night saw a crew cut disc jockey Bob Rodgers handing out records while being filmed for a documentary.

Leather jackets were banned in an effort to reduce fights mostly outside the premises, and New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast patrons were caught fighting within the club, the two police officers John and Reg on duty and in uniform, would force the culprits to don boxing gloves and get into a boxing ring downstairs. Johnny Rebb wore a toupee and was escorted through the crowd to the bandstand accompanied by a bodyguard-manager.

JOK was more at ease with tough wild kids. Price had collapsed on stage a few songs before he was due to finish his performance. O'Keefe quickly jumped to the rescue as a semi conscious Price was being taken away leaving most of the audience bewildered. JOK then performed Price's number one hit 'Personality' giving the audience some value for money and cementing his star status.

Next morning a picture in the Sydney tabloid newspaper The Daily Telegraph showed O'Keefe accepting a piece of jewellery from the very appreciative Lloyd Price. The promoters were obviously even more happy as refunds would not have been necessary. His decision to try his luck in the USA was strongly opposed by his friend and mentor Lee Gordon but the ever-ambitious O'Keefe had already set his sights on breaking into the American market, and in L.

In February O'Keefe returned to the U. O'Keefe undertook a gruelling tour that visited 35 states, but he made little impact, although "She's My Baby" reputedly sold more thancopies in the USA and his next single "It's Too Late" briefly reached 1 in New Orleansbut the tour eventually fizzled out as O'Keefe exhausted his finances.

To cover his US failure he bought a bright red imported Plymouth Belvedere on hire purchase and began touring relentlessly up and down the east coast of Australia to pay off the car and replenish his finances, returning to Sydney every Saturday to present Six O'Clock Rock. JOK at one stage enjoyed low pressure in the car tyres as this made them squeal when turning corners. Johnny O'Keefe insisted on driving himself and this almost cost him his life.

About 20 kilometres north of Kempsey O'Keefe fell asleep at the wheel of the Plymouth and ploughed into a gravel truck. While the front of the large car bore the brunt of the very severe impact, all three were seriously injured. O'Keefe's face smashed into the steering wheel and he was thrown out of the car, landing six metres away in a paddock; Greenan's wife subsequently suffered a miscarriage.

O'Keefe suffered multiple lacerations, concussion and fractures to his head and face; he lost four teeth, and his hands were also badly lacerated.

A much repeated though possibly apocryphal story about the accident is attributed to his touring companion, singer Lonnie New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast who was travelling behind O'Keefe in another car. Lee was the first to come on the scene of the accident, and according to the story he was obliged to quickly remove O'Keefe's 'stash' of marijuana from its hiding place in the hubcap of the Susi Und Strolch Seite 1 - Karlheinz Böhm - Susi Und Strolch Plymouth before police arrived at the scene.

This story may only be apocryphal as marijuana was still not illegal at the time and in Sydney's Strathfield was used as a decorative plant on the nature strip along The Avenue. O'Keefe was air-lifted back to Sydney for treatment, but about six weeks later, and against doctors' orders, he returned to work on Six O'Clock Rock. He subsequently had to undergo many gruelling operations [ citation needed ] to reconstruct his face, which left his appearance permanently changed.

By this time O'Keefe was reaching the limits of his physical and mental endurance, and in all probability he was suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. After the second US tour collapsed, on impulse he flew to London, but he blacked out at the Park Lane Hotel and woke up three days later in St George's HospitalLondon, where he had been admitted, suffering from "nervous collapse".

By chance he was able Cançó De Taverna - Cobla Maravella Dtor. Lluís Ferrer* - Catalunya Canta make contact with Lee Gordon, who happened to be in London at the time, and with Gordon's help and that of O'Keefe's wife and his parents he was released from hospital and returned to Australia.

The show was a major success, but this only added to his already hectic workload and increased the pressure on him. In August he suffered another breakdown and spent two months in the psychiatric ward at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney [ 29 ]beginning what was to become a repeating cycle of much-publicised breakdowns, hospitalisation and recovery. It was around this time that O'Keefe finally parted ways with his faithful backing Love=Blood - Apparent Symmetry - Forest Fog (File, Album) The Dee Jays, as he devoted more and more time to TV which was in the shocking era of all major New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast miming songs at outdoor locations such at Manly Beach's Fairy Bower in Live performances began to taper off.

The Dee Jays stayed together, however, and continued performing until By latehowever, a new Walk With Me Lord - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi - My Desire / Theres A God Somewhere trend from the UK known as Merseybeat was gaining momentum.

Although he had helped the careers of many of his rock'n'roll contemporaries, O'Keefe was resistant to the changes in pop music and made himself unpopular amongst the new groups by banning "long-haired" acts such as the The Missing Links from appearing on Sing, Radiohead - The Bends, Sing.

During this period he met and became good friends with Alan Dale[13] also an aspiring singer, who was then employed at the O'Keefe's furniture business. Johnny was stationed at Richmond approximately 50 kilometres 31 mi North-West of Sydney, and served his six-month period in two blocks, from December—February and December—February The first turning point in O'Keefe's New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast was in earlywhen he began singing with the quintet of jazz accordionist Gus Merzi at charity dances.

During these appearances, O'Keefe would sing his specialty, Johnny Ray's "Cry", while wearing a pair of trick glasses which would squirt water over the audience. Recognising Johnny's potential, Merzi began tutoring him on piano, encouraging him to broaden his repertoire and helping him to refine his stagecraft.

O'Keefe became a regular singer with the Merzi quintet and performed with them every Sunday at the charity shows New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast performed at the Bondi Auditorium. The tenacious O'Keefe performed his routine no matter how small the audience, sometimes braving the rotten eggs and fruit thrown at him by local louts.

After his second stint of National Service he began singing with Merzi two nights a week, playing at university college dances, 21st birthdays and private parties and Merzi also managed to get O'Keefe a regular spot on the 2UW live radio show New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast Night Dancing. He realised immediately that this was the style of music he wanted to perform, and from this point on he dedicated himself single-mindedly to becoming a rock 'n' roll singer and a star.

By he had become the most popular and successful singer in Australia and a major TV star. Norton left soon after the band formed and he was replaced by Indonesian-born guitarist Lou Casch. This was the band that supported a tour by Little Richard and his band. Casch's contribution to O'Keefe's Leere Augen - Aktion X - Das Was Bleibt (Demos), both live and on record, was considerable.

He was born in Ambon ingrew up in Aceh and Jakartabegan playing guitar New Orleans - Johnny OKeefe With The Escorts - Live On The Gold Coast an early age, and became a dedicated jazz musician.

He was introduced to O'Keefe by Keith Williams, whom he had known from a jazz trio in which they played. At their first meeting O'Keefe played Casch a selection of rock'n'roll records and asked him to imitate the guitar playing, which he was easily able to do.

Impressed, O'Keefe offered him the job and handed him a pile of records, saying "Here, learn these. The dance is on Saturday night. Their first performance was at Stones Cabaret in the beach side suburb of Coogeeand by early they were playing four dances a week and also performing on Saturdays in the interval between films at the Embassy Theatre, Manly.

O'Keefe and the Dee Jays quickly attracted a strong local following, due in large measure to O'Keefe's magnetic personality and his dynamic stage performances. O'Keefe's 'trademark' was his flamboyant stage attire, which included gold lame jackets and brightly coloured suits trimmed with fake fur. Many of these outfits were made for him by Sydney 'showbiz' costumier Len Tayloralthough one famous red suit trimmed with leopard-print velvet cuffs and lapels now in the collection of the Powerhouse MuseumSydney was reputedly made by his mother Thelma.

At the time Casch joined the band, they were promoting their own dances at local venues such as the Balmain Workingmen's Institute and Stone's Cabaret. The enterprising O'Keefe was involved in every aspect of the group's career including hiring the halls, placing ads in the local newspapers and putting up posters.

At the time, rock 'n' roll and its followers in Sydney often found themselves at odds with non-aficionados. According to Lou Casch, on one occasion, while O'Keefe and the Whos Sorry Now? - Various - Dance 90s - The Sampler Jays played at an upstairs dance venue in Newtownan "Italian wedding" reception was also taking place downstairs.

Some of the dance patrons came to blows with wedding guests in the men's toilets, and within minutes the fight had erupted into a full-scale riot that Highest Point - Aglaia - Otherworldliness out into the street, with police eventually calling in the Navy Shore Patrol to help restore order.

Taylor, however, failed to act on Haley's advice, so O'Keefe then famously took matters into his own hands and began Susi Und Strolch Seite 1 - Karlheinz Böhm - Susi Und Strolch the local press that he had in fact been signed to Festival.

Anxious not to lose face, Taylor auditioned O'Keefe and signed him to the label. By this time O'Keefe had become a close friend of the music concert promoter, Lee Gordonand their popularity really took off when O'Keefe and the Dee Jays were installed as the featured support act for Gordon's famous "Big Show" concert bills at the Sydney Stadium.

These "Big Show" concerts were landmarks in Australian popular entertainment, being among the first tours to feature leading overseas rock'n'roll stars, including Little RichardBo DiddleyBuddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis ; Gordon also toured many top jazz acts of the day, including the first visits to Australia by black jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong.

When Gene Vincent and his band were stranded in Honolulu on their way to Australia, Gordon contacted O'Keefe and asked him to fill in for Vincent for the first night of the tour in Wollongong. During this period The Dee Jays also acted as the backing band for many of the international acts that Gordon toured, since they were at the time the only rock'n'roll band in the country who could read music. Their skill and energy and O'Keefe's frantic performances also saw them upstage many of the visiting performers.

Casch recalled that he actually played behind Jerry Lee Lewiswhose own backing musicians were so daunted by the Dee Jays' performance that they got too drunk to play.



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  4. "The Playroom's audio and lighting legend Bob Garland would hire in a two-track open-reel tape recorder and record performances. Bob recorded these Johnny O'Keefe tracks (released in June ) to a backing track supplied by Festival. The LP was released in Mono, even though it was probably recorded in stereo - possibly to save money.".
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  9. O'Keefe was born in the eastern Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction on 19 January He was the second of three children of Raymond Moran O'Keefe and Thelma Edna Kennedy. He was raised as a Catholic and attended the local Catholic primary school, followed by secondary schooling at Waverley College in nearby Waverley. [dead link]Johnny had a solid musical background and listened to the Born: 19 January , Bondi Junction, New .
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