Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Country Favourite Back Again with Great New Album

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Country Favourite Back Again with Great New Album

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Byline: Twang Talk with Burt Everett

IT was 1961 and Australia's rock and roll scene was flying high.

Johnny O'Keefe, Col Joye, Johnny Rebb and Lonnie Lee were the hottest names in the business when a young singer cut his first single for W&G Records. The song was Hokey Pokey and the singer was Johnny Chester.

His climb to the top was rapid, and 1962 saw him touring with both Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers.

Success followed success, with his first album hitting the shelves in 1963 followed by a tour of Australia and New Zealand with the Beatles in 1964.

Rock and roll was his forte, but his true talent surfaced in the early '70s when he switched to country music, and what a switch it was!

In 1975 he got his first Golden Guitar award for She's My Kind Of Woman, and he was topping charts all over the country. …

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