|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||folk rock singer-songwriter psychedelic acoustic garage lo-fi 70s aor mafia 60s psychedelic and garage|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
1943, Spokane, Washington, USA. OKeefe developed his blues-influenced songwriting in Minnesota and New York before recording That Old Sweet Song for the Seattle-based Jerden label. An album of OKeefes demos were also released by the Panorama label in 1966. He next performed with the band Calliope, making one album for Buddah Records before a tape of his best-known song, Good Time Charlies Got the Blues (subsequently covered by Elvis Presley and many other artists), persuaded Ahmet Ertegun to sign him to Atlantic Records Cotillion subsidiary. His second album was produced by Arif Mardin and included the reflective The Road, which was later taken up by Jackson Browne, while Magdalena and Angel Spread Your Wings from 1973s Breezy Stories were covered by Leo Sayer and Judy Collins, respectively. During the mid-70s, OKeefe played benefit concerts for environmental and...