|Genres:||Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||80s australian rock pop classic rock male vocalists|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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b 1 July 1949, Dagenham, Essex, England. The self-effacing Farnham has sustained a successful career in Australia for over three decades. He was raised in Dagenham before his family relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 1959. The young Farnham balanced a plumbing apprenticeship with membership of the band Strings Unlimited, before embarking on a solo career with EMI Records. Having initial success in 1967 as Johnny Farnham with Sadie (The Cleaning Lady), a throwaway pop song, his manager pushed Farnham into the pop limelight with 13 subsequent hit singles. He was voted Australias King of Pop five years in a row between 1969 and 1973, and was also active in a variety of stage shows and musicals.
However, for the second half of the 70s his career seemed dead, and it was not until mid-1980 that he re-emerged with another hit record, a unique rendition of the Beatles Help. Now billed as simply John...