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Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 am
by daydreamer
Overnight, I was sent this great footage from The Johnny O'Keefe show in 1964. So evocative of the 60's, it's wonderful to see something you didn't even know existed. That voice!

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/johnny-o ... pool-sound

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:15 am
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
Well how fab was that. [yahoo]
Thanks for sharing, wasnt she just brilliant. :love:

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:24 am
by Dustymike
That is so good to see.Dusty was in fantastic form. I would love to get hold of a hard copy of it!!

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:47 am
by Cas19
When I first saw this I thought all my birthdays had come at once! Amazing footage. Thanks for sharing Carole. x

Casx

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:06 pm
by pat.dunham
Fantastic !

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:35 pm
by Frans
Amazing....thank you very much!

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:16 pm
by edjames
Fantastic!
What a great way to start 2018!
Let's hope the remaining footage of Dusty on the show is released.

LOVED IT!!!!

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm
by trek007
Brilliant!
Thanks for posting this Carole.
So nice to watch and listen to something out of the blue! :star:

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:52 pm
by Frans
Didn't know I had it in me:



Let's hope the YT police leave it alone

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:30 pm
by Marco
Wow!

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:23 am
by Douggie
Hi

I don't remember ever doing this TV show but here it is. Thank you for posting it. Here is a bit more information about this TV show..

The Liverpool Sound was the first music special of its type to be produced for Australian television. Premiering in Sydney on ATN7 on 7.30 pm Wednesday 27 May 1964, the program then screened around the country over the following week. Influential 2SM DJ Bob Rogers excitedly proclaimed it 'the best pop television show ever made in Australia' in his column for Sydney’s Sun Herald.

With a title like The Liverpool Sound, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a special on The Beatles, aired only weeks before they landed on Australian soil. Yet it’s often forgotten that the Fab Four were not the first ‘Merseybeat’ artists to make the arduous southerly trek to Australia. In April 1964, promoter Harry M Miller’s Pan Pacific Promotions ‘Liverpool Sound’ package tour introduced Dusty Springfield , Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Gene Pitney and Gerry & The Pacemakers to local live audiences.

While the tour passed through Melbourne, ATN7 producer Kevin Ryder and his Sing Sing Sing production team flew south to helm a one-hour television special featuring the complete touring party. 'The kids will go wild over it', Ryder enthused of the results to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Each of the visiting acts perform a selection of their most popular numbers. The hits performed live in this special include 'I Only Want To Be With You', 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' and 'Do You Love Me'. For reasons that are now unclear, the otherwise highly proficient live act Gerry & The Pacemakers mime their five numbers: 'I Like It', 'I’m The One', 'How Do You Do It', 'You’ll Never Walk Alone' and 'A Shot of Rhythm and Blues'.

The all-live finale features the unique spectacle of program host and ‘Liverpool Sound’ local tour support act Johnny O’Keefe kicking off an energetic all-cast rendition of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’, each artist taking their turn at the microphone.

Sponsored by cosmetics company Max Factor, the special was well received with HSV7 Melbourne screening a repeat telecast the following week.

Unseen since 1964 and never sold abroad, The Liverpool Sound remained forgotten until recent NFSA digital work transferring the surviving 16mm picture and sound components. Gathering the cream of British ‘Merseybeat’ acts at the height of their popularity, The Liverpool Sound captures a moment in time when the driving sound of electric guitars and drums introduced mainstream Australian television audiences to a new direction in popular music.

It certainly takes me back Thanks again..

Douggie :thumbsup: <3 Dusty [:)] :note:

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:13 am
by daydreamer
I'm pleased you saw this Douggie, I was about to send it to you by email in case you hadn't been on here. The person who first sent it to me said that Dusty also sang For the Love of a Boy, Stay Awhile and Shake. I've often wondered how Dusty, being proud London/Irish, felt about being tagged as Liverpudlian [:)] Thanks for all the additional info on the show, can you remember how the tour went? Were the audiences big and appreciative and did Dusty enjoy Australia?

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:29 am
by Douggie
daydreamer wrote:I'm pleased you saw this Douggie, I was about to send it to you by email in case you hadn't been on here. The person who first sent it to me said that Dusty also sang For the Love of a Boy, Stay Awhile and Shake. I've often wondered how Dusty, being proud London/Irish, felt about being tagged as Liverpudlian [:)] Thanks for all the additional info on the show, can you remember how the tour went? Were the audiences big and appreciative and did Dusty enjoy Australia?



Hi Carol

Thanks for posting this clip I was very surprised when I saw it. I didn't remember doing the TV show.
However I did email it through to Brian Poole, Bob Wackett and Micky Garrett who were on the show.
Bob replied and said it was the only time he had seen anything with Dusty and him on stage, Bob left the
band just after the American tour so he never came to South Africa with us. He has been to Dusty Day a couple of times. Did the person who sent you this clip have clips of the other songs?
The tour was very successful and allowed Harry M. Miller to go onto bigger and better things. I did met him a few years ago here in Australia but as in many cases he had moved on to mix with the more wealthy people still there you go.
It was a good tour and we all had lots of fun. It was one of the reasons I decided to live here in Australia. I only ever had one or two reservations about that decision. One being I was too far away to help Dusty when she needed me.

<3 Dusty :note: :thumbsup:

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:48 am
by daydreamer
I believe all the rest of the show is available as the guy who sent it to me knew of the other songs, hopefully, somehow, somewhere, we'll get to see it. We're all getting older, we need to see these things! He wrote this after I thanked him for the clip.

Thanks for posting the link to the clip. For those interested, in her solo slot, Dusty performs (fully live, backed by The Echoes) 4 songs:1. I Only Want To Be With You, 2. The Love Of A Boy, 3. Stay A While and 4. Shake It Up, the latter an audience participating rev up. Vocally her performances are all effortlessly excellent. I don't know that much about her early touring days - did she enjoy her time in Australia on this tour? cheers, Simon

I presume by 'Shake it Up', he means 'Shake'.

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:18 pm
by daydreamer
Thanks to someone who knows more than me about when 'Shake' was written, it seems it could possibly have been 'Twist and Shout' that all the acts sang together. It's written down as 'Shake it Up'.

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:39 am
by Douggie
daydreamer wrote:Thanks to someone who knows more than me about when 'Shake' was written, it seems it could possibly have been 'Twist and Shout' that all the acts sang together. It's written down as 'Shake it Up'.
daydreamer wrote:I believe all the rest of the show is available as the guy who sent it to me knew of the other songs, hopefully, somehow, somewhere, we'll get to see it. We're all getting older, we need to see these things! He wrote this after I thanked him for the clip.

Thanks for posting the link to the clip. For those interested, in her solo slot, Dusty performs (fully live, backed by The Echoes) 4 songs:1. I Only Want To Be With You, 2. The Love Of A Boy, 3. Stay A While and 4. Shake It Up, the latter an audience participating rev up. Vocally her performances are all effortlessly excellent. I don't know that much about her early touring days - did she enjoy her time in Australia on this tour? cheers, Simon

I presume by 'Shake it Up', he means 'Shake'.


I must say it was a long time ago and I am not sure of the songs we did in 1964. On saying that we did do Shake with Dusty but it was 1965 onwards it was released by Sam Cooke in 1965. So not too sure that we did that song. Pretty sure we did the other tree songs though. It would be good to find out for sure what the other song was. Brian Poole had the hit with Twist & Shout as I haven't seen the clip I couldn't say what it is..

Cheers Douggie
<3 Dusty :thumbsup: :note:

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:47 am
by daydreamer
I remember 'Shake' many times on stage which is what first made me think he meant that but I think 'Twist and Shout' with audience participation is more likely. Wondered if you'd ever seen this clipping from the tour.

Oz clipping.jpg

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:49 pm
by boztiggs
this I all fabulous, I have the programme for the new Zealand leg of the tour, and all your autographs, this makes this discovery so special

Neil :)

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:45 am
by Douggie
daydreamer wrote:I remember 'Shake' many times on stage which is what first made me think he meant that but I think 'Twist and Shout' with audience participation is more likely. Wondered if you'd ever seen this clipping from the tour.

Oz clipping.jpg


Hi
Thanks for posting that clipping, and no I have never seen it. This is probably because while on tour you do the show, grab some food, maybe go out somewhere, go back to the hotel to sleep. You then leave the next morning to go to the place where the show will next be on, and never really see any reports or articles on your other shows.
Had a bit of a think about songs we did back in 1964 and I think it may have been "Tossing and Turning" which we use to do. I would love to hear all the songs we did on that show!!

Thanks <3 Dusty :thumbsup: :note: Douggie

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:11 am
by Douggie
boztiggs wrote:this I all fabulous, I have the programme for the new Zealand leg of the tour, and all your autographs, this makes this discovery so special

Neil :)

Hi Neil

I would be really interesting to see if the autographs from then. I met a girl here in Melbourne a few years ago whos book I had signed when we came here in 1964 also. I still sign almost the same way now. About 8 or so years ago I was sent a letter and autographs so I will post them for you I hope that you like them.
Cheers Douggie

Here is the letter from someone selling them!
VERY INTERESTING!!!


A fantastic large set of almost Pristine Mint Beatles autographs.
John, Paul, George and Ringo have all signed their full names big,
bold and clear, and not hurried, in ball point pen on a pink page from
an autograph book. Paul has added 'Beatles' over his name.
John has signed in black, the others in blue.
The page measures approx 5¾ x 4½".
They were obtained at the Gaumont Cinema in Worcester on May 28th 1963.
The page has another signature, Douggie Reece, on the reverse.
Shows through marginally, but does not affect the Beatles autographs.
The page is in virtually MINT condition having being kept locked out
harms way for almost 50 years. No creases, tears, marks, yellowing or wear.
There are four very small pin sized holes on the extreme left edge where
it was stapled into the autograph book.
The autographs are just about Pristine MINT
Comes with a hand written letter of provenance from the original owner

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:36 am
by Cas19
Its been really interesting to catch up with this thread, thanks to you all.

Casx

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:38 pm
by humboldt
Only really two great stars here Gene and of course Dusty. Pity they never recorded together.

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:33 am
by daydreamer
Some excellent news re Johnny O'Keefe's 'The Liverpool Sound'. The whole show will be available soon on DVD from Zone Records. Lasting around one hour, the show includes four solo songs from Dusty as well as 'When The Saints...' Dusty's songs are I Only Want to be With You, Stay Awhile, The Love of a Boy and 'Shake it Up' as reported above. Paul Howes will provide more info on release date etc as soon as it's been set. 'Shake it Up' isn't 'Shake' or 'Twist and Shout' apparently.

Definitely something to look forward to!

liverpool sound tour.JPG

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:56 pm
by Frans
Thank you, Carole! Can hardly wait....

Re: Johnny O'Keefe Show

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:42 am
by darren2722
Thanks Carole. Some awesome news. Cant wait to see The Love Of A Boy and Shake It Up especially. [8D]