Wild One" or "Real Wild Child" is an Australian rock and roll song written by Johnny Greenan, Johnny O'Keefe, and Dave Owens. While most sources state that O'Keefe was directly involved in composing the song, this has been questioned by others.
John Michael O'Keefe (19 January 1935 – 6 October 1978) was an Australian rock and roll singer whose career began in the 1950s. Some of his hits include "Wild One" (1958), "Shout!" and "She's My Baby". In his twenty-year career, O'Keefe released over fifty singles, 50 EPs and 100 albums. O'Keefe was also a radio and television entertainer and presenter. Often referred to by his initials ".
Johnny O'Keefe became the first Australian pop star to chart. His breakthrough came with his third release, a song called "I'm the Wild On. This seminal Australian rock song was covered in 1987 by Iggy Pop as "Real Wild Child. O'Keefe would be known as The Wild One throughout his career. Like Elvis, he was the real deal. Although radio stopped playing his new records, Johnny O'Keefe was always out there trying and built up a healthy management and touring company. He was still one of Australia's hardest working and best-paid entertainers. When he died on October 6, 1978, of a heart attack induced by an accidental overdose of prescribed drugs, Johnny O'Keefe was busy planning the expansion of his successful business and performing activities. 3000 people crammed into the Waverley, Sydney church and thousands more lined the streets to watch the funeral procession.
Chords for Johnny O'Keefe - Sing, Sing Sing 1962 with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. Dusty Springfield, Johnny O'Keefe and the Liverpool Sound NFSA - When the Saints Go Marching In. Extract Chords.
Johnny O'Keefe - Sing! (And Tell The Blues So Long). Johnny O'Keefe - Sing! (And Tell The Blues So Long). Artist: Johnny O' Keefe. Album: Greatest Big Hits of 1962, Vol. 25, 2012. Johnny O'Keefe - Sing (And Tell The Blues So Long) No. 1, (2), 1962. Has been played on. Australia 3.
The Wild One. Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny O'Keefe & The Dee Jays. Style: pop. Album year: 2007. Johnny O'Keefe - Sing (and Tell The Blues So Long) 02:03. Johnny O'Keefe - Over The Mountain 02:29. Johnny O'Keefe - Whatd I Say 03:52. Johnny O'Keefe - Shout 04:24. Johnny O'Keefe - Hit Record 02:59. Johnny O'Keefe - Move Baby Move 02:24. Johnny O'Keefe - Ready For You 02:15. The Wild One - The Rock N' Roll Years - Johnny O'Keefe. Love Songs & Ballads - Johnny O'Keefe. Australian Rock 'n' Roll - Johnny O'Keefe.
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