JOHNNY FARNHAM
Everything Is Out Of Season
(Roger Greenaway - Roger Cook)
Australia 1973
#22 Sydney #11 Melbourne #9 Brisbane #15 Adelaide #3 Perth

Johnny Farnham: enduring Melbourne pop star whose career took off after his first single, the neo-vaudeville novelty Sadie The Cleaning Lady, was skilfully publicised and became the best-selling Australian single of the 60s. He had a run of hits into the first half of the 70s, and branched out into TV and stage drama.


In the early 80s, by then known as John Farnham, he had a further hit with a powered-up version of the Beatles' Help, and he fronted the Little River Band for a time. His real career revival came in 1986 with the hugely popular contemporary album Whispering Jack and its three hit singles including the #1 You're The Voice.


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Further reading: Milesago's John Farnham page. The official site is at JohnFarnham.com.au.

THE FORTUNES
Everything Is Out Of Season
(Roger Greenaway - Roger Cook)
UK 1972
Original version

Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook wrote numerous hit songs together, beginning with The Fortunes' You've Got Your Troubles (1965). For the extent of their output, see Hiroshi Asada's Cook & Greenaway Song List.

As performers, they recorded two hits as David & Jonathan, Michelle and Lovers Of The World Unite (both 1966), and Roger Greenaway was one half of The Pipkins (Gimme Dat Ding, recorded in Australia by Frankie Davidson and Maple Lace).

Roger Cook sang lead vocals with Madeline Bell in Blue Mink, a band whose repertoire was made up of Greenaway-Cook compositions, including Melting Pot (1969), Banner Man (1971) and Can You Feel It Baby (1970), recorded in Australia by Sherbet. (New Zealand musician Roger Greenaway is a different person.)

See Hiroshi Asada's family tree page at his Tony Burrows website where he shows links between Cook, Greenaway and singer Tony Burrows through a number of bands.

Roger Cook's website is at www.rogercook.com.

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