Real Wild One

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This month on All About Lemon’s Music Passion the key word is ONE. “Wild One” or “Real Wild Child” is an Australian rock and roll song written by Johnny Greenan, Johnny O’Keefe, and Dave Owens. According to Johnny O’Keefe’s guitarist, Lou Casch, the song was inspired by an incident at a gig in Newtown, Sydney,in about 1957. According to Casch, as O’Keefe and the Dee Jays played at an upstairs venue, an “Italian wedding” reception was taking place downstairs. Some of the dance patrons came to blows with wedding guests in the men’s toilets, and within minutes the brawl had become a full-scale riot that spilled out into the street, with police eventually calling in the Navy Shore Patrol to help restore order. The release date of the single, 5 July 1958, is considered the birthday of Australian rock n’ roll music. In 1958 the song was released…

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