Wednesday, 26 January 2011
She's My Baby/She Wears My Ring
"Released in Australia December 1959, charted January 1960. Single on Liberty label in USA, Leedon in Australia.
#1 Sydney #1 Melbourne #2 Adelaide #3 Adelaide
Recorded in Los Angeles at Gold Star studios, produced by Snuff Garrett, "with the Ernie Freeman Chorus & Orchestra".
Johnny O'Keefe (1935-1978), known in Australia as "The Wild One", "The King of Rock'n'Roll" or just "J. O'K.", was a pioneer Australian rocker, a chart topping artist in Australia.
She's My Baby came to Johnny O'Keefe through co-writer Scott Turner, American guitarist, singer and songwriter, real name Graham Morrison Turnbull, also known as, Scott Turner, Scotty Turnbull or Graham Scotty Turnbull (he also wrote as Allison Dewar).
Turner/Turnbull was on tour with Tommy Sands in Australia when he sang the song to Johnny O'Keefe in March 1959. When Johnny O'Keefe travelled to the States later in the year he met up with Scott Turner again, and recorded She's My Baby for Liberty in Los Angeles, with Turner on guitar. Scott Turner passed away in February 2009." "Lyn Nuttall Pop Archives"