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Real Wild Child

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Although he remained largely unknown in the Northern hemisphere, Johnny O'Keefe was Australia's first and biggest indigenous rock & roll star and this compilation presents the very best of Johnny's Rock & Roll years, between 1957-62.

It features twenty-six Aussie hits. Including six #1's: 'She's My Baby', 'Own True Self', 'Don't You Know (Pretty Baby)', 'Come On And Take My Hand', 'I'm Counting On You' and 'Right Now!'

Many of his records were covers of U.S. and U.K. hits, but he also penned several of his releases; his own best-known song, internationally, is 'Real Wild Child', a number which is nowadays rather more readily associated with Iggy Pop, via his million-selling, 1986 version.

On his home turf, O'Keefe racked up more than thirty hit records between 1957 and his untimely death in 1978, following a heart attack at the age of only 43.


  1. Name
  2. (You Hit The Wrong Note) Billy Goat
  3. Shake Baby Shake
  4. Wild One (Real Wild Child)
  5. Over The Mountain, Across The Sea
  6. So Tough
  7. That'll Be Allright
  8. I Ain't A Gonna Do It
  9. What Da Ya Know!
  10. Peek-A-Boo
  11. Why Do They Doubt Our Love
  12. You Excite Me
  13. Swan-Ee River
  14. Shout (Part 1)
  15. Six O'clock Rock
  16. Danny Boy
  17. She's My Baby
  18. Own True Self
  19. It's Too Late
  20. Jubilee
  21. Rock Time
  22. Mountain Of Love
  23. Don't You Know (Pretty Baby)
  24. Come On And Take My Hand
  25. Ready For You
  26. Save The Last Dance For Me
  27. I'm Counting On You
  28. Right Now!
  29. Sing! (And Tell The Blues So Long)
  30. To Love
  31. The Twist
  32. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care
  33. Yes, Indeed I Do
  34. You'll Never Cherish A Love So True
  35. I Thank You
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