Danny O'Keefe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter folk rock acoustic psychedelic washington american garage radio paradise radioparadise 60s psychedelic and garage Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


1943, Spokane, Washington, USA. O’Keefe 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 O’Keefe’s 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 Charlie’s 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 1973’s Breezy Stories were covered by Leo Sayer and Judy Collins, respectively. During the mid-70s, O’Keefe played benefit concerts for environmental and...

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