Sunday, 31 October 2010

Jeff St. John - Rock'n' Roll Man

Rock 'n' Roll Man/Dream Merchants

Jeff St John (born Jeffrey Newton in Sydney, 1946) fronted a number bands during the 60s and 70s, including The Id ,Copperwine and Yama. The Id and Copperwine achieved national success, both live and with Top Ten hit singles. (Big Time Operator - The Id), (Teach Me How To Fly - Copperwine).
Jeff was the first Oz artist to sign with US imprint Asylum (whose listing included The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt) and he released a clutch of impressive singles for the label, capped by his welcome return to the national Top 10 during early 1977 with his scorching version of the Frankie Miller-Andy Fraser track "Fool In Love", and this post "Rock 'n' Roll Man" which didn't chart and taken from the album "So Far So Good" backed by the non album track Dream Merchants.

Read more about Jeff here


  1. Jeff St John had such a great voice and a sensational stage show. i can remember him wheeling around the stage like a wild man.



  2. He certainly was and still is a great entertainer Rhod saw him a few times but the one that has stuck all these years is a concert at the Domain, at the time Teach Me How To Fly was a hit, great show.

  3. I recall thinking R&R Man was just the greatest, gutsiest Aussie R&B record EVAH! when it first appeared.