Ron’s Golden Oldies – Featuring Col Joye

On Ron’s Golden Oldies this we – Thurs 6 April

This week featuring Col Joye, an original aussie RnR pioneer from the 1950s to today…on Sydney’s Northside Radio FM99.3

Streaming at, or your fav app.

Col Joye, is an Australian pioneer rock singer-songwriter, musician and
entrepreneur (he has also recorded various other cross-over styles such as
country music), with a career spanning some sixty years. Col was the first
Australian rock and roll singer to have a number one record Australia-wide (3 in
fact in 1959) and experienced a string of chart successes in the early Australian
rock and roll scene, that was emerging from the US and the United Kingdom.
Col’s first single, “Stagger Lee” ; was a cover of the Lloyd Price US original.
However, his first 3 singles all reached No1 in Australian Charts…. “Bye Bye
Baby” “Rockin Rollin Clementine” “Oh Yeah Uh Huh“.
Col was an original member of Brian Henderson’s Bandstand television program,
and appeared regularly on the show for fourteen years. He toured Australia
with fellow Bandstand acts, including Judy Stone, Sandy Scott and Little Pattie.
Col’s popularity levelled off after the changes to the music scene associated
with the rise of the Beatles, and it was not until 1973 that he had another hit
record, with “Heaven Is My Woman’s Love” reaching No. 1 on the Go-Set charts
in 1973.

On 8 June 1981, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for his
entertainment and philanthropic work.

Ron will play some of Col’s greatest hits during the show, along with many more of the early pioneers.

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

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