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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 One.”
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. In December, 1958, he was asked to compere a weekly American Bandstand style TV show, Six O’Clock Rock, his platform to national success. He hit the Top Ten with “So Tough” and his version of the Isley Brothers‘ call-and-answer “Shout.”
Following mixed success in the US, he came back to Australia with nothing much to show for his adventure and empty pockets. Howeve, the hits continued, including three more national number ones with “I’m Counting on You,” “Move Baby Move,” and “She Wears My Ring.”
We stock some awesome Johnny O’Keefe Prints.
Available in different sizes and printed on high quality 210gsm paper, you’ll find no unsightly pin holes, stains or creases.
In fact, they look like they could have come straight off the press from the original print run.Will look fantastic framed on your man cave, office, bar or living room wall.