Ron’s Golden Oldies – Featuring – Lonnie Lee

On Ron’s Golden Oldies this week…

This week featuring Aussie artist Lonnie Lee on the program…Listen in this Thursday  from 12 noon – 4pm on Northside Radio FM99.3 Sydney’s leading Community Radio Station

Lonnie Lee (born 18 September 1940), an Australian singer, who has fronted Lonnie Lee and the Leeman and Lonnie Lee and the Leedons. He is a pioneer of Australian rockabilly music and has worked in the industry for over 60 years. At the peak of his career, Lonnie had eight top 100 singles, which included three top 20s, “Ain’t It So” (November 1959), “Starlight Star Bright” (January 1960) and “I Found a New Love” (September). He achieved five gold records and he continues to tour and perform into today. Lonnie started Sydney’s first rockabilly trio. In July 1959 he made his first TV appearances on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation‘s rock and roll show, Six O’Clock Rock, as well as Nine Network‘s Bandstand and later that year appeared in Lee Robinson’s feature length documentary Rock’n’Roll (1959). He later recalled, “It wasn’t until 1959 that I did TV. Things really changed. Within a month, I was recording. Within about six weeks I was performing at the stadium with up to 10,000 people and it just went on and on and on”. Lonnie still performs today with his popular one man show highlighting his early career and the jukebox songs of the 50s and 60s, backed with memorable videos and pics of the early aussie RnR times and music. A must see show for RnR fans. More on Lonnie and his shows, visit

Tune in, (or stream via this Thursday, noon to 4pm right here on Northside Radio text requests welcome on 0418 246812

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