The Wild One (song)

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The Wild One
Johnny O'Keefe
publication 1958
Genre (s) Rock and roll
Author (s) Johnny Greenan, Dave Owens, Johnny O'Keefe
album Shakin 'at the Stadium (EP)
Cover version
1986 Iggy Pop

The Wild One , also known under the title Real Wild Child is a rock 'n' roll song can, which in 1957 by Johnny Greenan and Dave Owens, saxophonist of the Australian band The Deejays for Johnny O'Keefe was written. The DJ Tony Withers is attributed to have helped the song to success, giving him on the radio airplay helped. The song is one of the few pieces in whose songwriting O'Keefe was involved and is also the first rock 'n' roll song to make it into the Australian singles charts. The recordings took place in the Festival Studios in Sydney , the applause of the audience was added afterwards. In March 1958, the song first appeared on the EP Shakin 'at the Stadium by Johnny O'Keefe. In July 1958, the single version of the song appeared and reached number 20 on the Australian charts.

Cover versions

The song was by numerous artists gecovert . The first version was recorded in 1958 by Jerry Allison, a member of The Crickets , and published under the pseudonym Ivan and with the modified title Real Wild One in the USA , where it reached number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 . In 1974 Suzi Quatro released her version, with which she reached number 7 on the British charts . Iggy Pop released a version under the title Real Wild Child (Wild One) in 1986, reaching number 10 on the UK charts. This version is also used as the theme music for the television series The Last Bull .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ John O'Donnell, Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson et al .: The 100 Best Australian Albums . Hardie Grant Publishing, 2010, ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9 , pp. 104 .
  2. Maury Dean: Rock 'n' Roll Gold Rush: A Singles Un-encyclopedia . Algora Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0-87586-207-1 , pp. 65 .
  3. Suzi Quatro in the UK charts
  4. Iggy Pop in the UK charts