WILD ONE

Latest update on 09/09/2012

Artist: Johnny O'Keefe with The Dee Jays
Author: Johnny Greenan/David Owen/Johnny O'Keefe
Label: Festival
Year: 1958

Australian rockabilly. On his debut ep Shakin' At The Stadium (with fake audience overdubs), differing from his slightly wilder version on Brunswick (US) and Coral (UK).

Covers:

1958:

Ivan [alias Jerry Allison from The Crickets (with Buddy Holly on guitar) as Real Wild Child]

1958:

Jerry Lee Lewis [not released until '74]

1962:

Jet Harris

1982:

Albert Lee [as Real Wild Child]

1986:

Iggy Pop [idem; Top 10 UK; new version in '08 with Aussie rockers Jet]

1987:

Billy Idol

1990:

Christopher Otcasek [in film Pretty Woman]

1993:

Lou Reed

1993:

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

1998:

BR5-49

2001:

Paul Mac Bonvin [as Real Wild Child]

2003:

Status Quo

2005:

Brian Setzer

Buddy Holly & The Crickets heard this when O'Keefe opened their Australian tour early in '58. Not to be confused with Bobby Rydell's 1959 hit by that name.

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