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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Post 429 - Johnny Ashcroft - Holy Joe The Salvo / Song For Danny

Johnny Ashcroft’s fifth hit, "Holy Joe The Salvo" b/w "Song For Danny" (102622) for RCA Records, was written on the back of an airline sick-bag. It became the Salvation Army’s 1975 Red Shield Appeal Song. The ‘Sallys’ then became widely known as the ‘Salvos’. Johnny was supported by the Hurstville Salvation Army Citadel Brass Band directed by Frank Lucas. The single was produced by Rocky Thomas & Bruce Brown. Both sides were written by Johnny and both songs came from the LP "People, Places and Gertrude".

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