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Monday, February 4, 2013

Johnny Devlin...Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Johnny Devlin, born John Lockett Devlin (11 May 1938), was an influential early New Zealand rock musician, sometimes called "New Zealand's answer to Elvis Presley". His cover of Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" in 1958 went number one in New Zealand, with sales of more than 100,000, launching a long-term career. He spent much of his time in Australia from 1959 - touring in support of The Everley Brothers in that year, and often appearing on Australian television shows such as Bandstand and Six O'Clock Rock. In 1964 he toured Australia as a support act for The Beatles. This 31 track compilation showcases the best of his career.

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