COL JOYE AND THE JOY BOYS
Vocal Col Joye with the
Co-charted in Sydney with the original version by Cliff Richard & The Drifters.
Col Joye was a pioneering Aussie pop star of the rock’n’roll era (b. Colin Jacobsen, 1937) who in 1957 joined his brother Kevin’s jazz band that was to become Col Joye and the Joy Boys. He had ten Top 10 hits in the Sydney charts alone from May 1959 to May 1962, including four #1s, and was a star on television pop show Bandstand. Something of a legend in Australia, his rock’n’roll suit is on display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.
Further reading: See, for example, the Col Joye bio at AllMusic.
The Drifters later changed their name to The Shadows to avoid confusion with the American Drifters.
Also recorded by Frankie Davidson (1959), Roger Ruskin Spear (1972), and by British band Mud.
Single on Kapp label.
Singer, composer, dubbing artist, director and actor, real name David Hess, who co-wrote Speedy Gonzales and a number of songs for Elvis Presley. In 1956 he recorded the original version of Otis Blackwell’s All Shook Up, a big hit for Elvis in 1957.