Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson was an Australian singer/songwriter and is celebrating his 80th birthday this week.

He was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia and when he was 24 he moved to Sydney and launched a singing career. He released his first single, Hayman Island, in January 1967. Over the next few years there were a few label changes and in 1974 when signed to Mainstream records he released his best-known song, Rock And Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life). It only reached number 73 on Billboard but Jonathan King loved it and licensed it to his own UK record label and had it released in the UK where it peaked at number 23.

Let’s remember this great hit.

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