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Monday, 18 June 2012

Post 437 - Johnny Devlin - Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good / Yesterday,Today And Tomorrow

Johnny Devlin, born John Lockett Devlin on the 11th of 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 Everly 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. Devlin continued to record while in Australia. Between 1959 and 1981, while using at least 14 different record labels. Here to download is a country sounding Johnny with a single released from 1981 on Wizard Recors "Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good" b/w "Yesterday,Today And Tomorrow"(ZS-472). The A side featuring The St.Mary's Boys Choir. Johnny Devlin still continues to perform on the club level in Australia.


Woodworker said...

My mother used to sing "Don't make me go to bed and I'll be good" to me when I was young. I never heard the ending until I was much older.

Thanks, Mom, and I miss you.

AussieRock said...

What a great title for a song ! Didn't we all say this at some stage in our childhood days? But of course, we never followed through ;-)