Saturday, 4 April 2015
Johnny B. Goode/The Storm Is Over/What Am I Living For/Loving Woman
Formed 1958 Adelaide, South Australia known as "The Rock and Roll Kings" of South Australia.One of South Australia’s first true recognized rock groups to make inroads at that time.Coming out of the Big Band era they could probably see how the scene would change, and that it did.
The Penny Rockets were stars in there own right and even though they only had two record releases for those days it was something very special and in actual fact, they were special.The group would often include’ The Four Tones’. The Penny Rockets spanned a career of over 10 years playing at all major venues including ’The Princeton Club’ dances and Radio.
RAY O’CONNER - saxophonist, lead vocalist
RON CARSON - double bass
BRIAN PENGLASE - lead vocalist
KNOBBY DOUG CLARK - saxophonist/flute
BRIAN DAVIDGE - bass
VONNIE JAY - vocalist
LEE SELLARS -vocalist
DOUG TOLL - guitar - Leader
GRAHAM SHRADDER - piano
JOHN 'SLICK’ OSBORN - drums
FRANK NEWLAND - guitar Brother of Ron Carson)
DAVE FRANK - bass
ALLEN HEWITT - piano
PETER HARVEY -bass
REX BLAIR - Drums replacing John "Slick" Osborn.
The band backed "The Four Tones" which included some of the above such as Lee Sellars,Rhett Walker, Ray O'Conner.
The band through the years had many line up changes in the group but kept on going, now we have lost most of the members but the band will always be remembered as the very first to enter the arena of South Australian popular rock music.