Johnny Rebb
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Johnny Rebb
Johnny Rebb
Donald James Delbridge
Born(1939-03-20)20 March 1939
Died28 July 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 75)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Singer, panel beater
1958-1976
LabelsLeedon
The Rebels, The Atlantics

Johnny Rebb, born Donald James Delbridge, (20 March 1939[1] - 28 July 2014[2]) was an Australian singer.

Rebb began as a country & western singer and was signed with Leedon Records and was dubbed the "Gentleman of Rock" by disc jockeys of the time.[3]

He also replaced Johnny O'Keefe as the MC of Saturday Rock while O'Keefe was in the USA. In the 1960s, with the onslaught of rock'n'roll, Rebb began singing in the band The Atlantics and became their lead singer.[4]

Singles

  • "Johnny Be Good" / "Rebel Rock" - Columbia, 1958
  • "Think Me A Kiss" /"Love Ville" - Coronet, 1960
  • "Lonesome Road" / "We Belong Together" - Leedon, 1960
  • "Hey Sheriff" / "Noeline" - Leedon, 1960
  • "How Will It End" /"There You Go" - Coronet, 1960
  • "Anytime You Want Me" / "She's Just Another Girl" - Coronet, 1961
  • "Billy Blue Shoes" / "Letter A Day" - London, 1962
  • "Got Over It" / "Secret" - CBS, 1963[5]

References

  1. ^ "Johnny Rebb: 1939 - 2014". theatlantics.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Donald DELBRIDGE". smh.com.au. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Laws, John (November 18, 1962). "That's Music: The Most Happy Duo". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 99. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "The Atlantics Ride the Wave Crest Again". The Sydney Morning Herald. October 23, 1966. p. 96. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Laws, John (May 19, 1963). "That's Music". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 81. Retrieved .

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