Johnny GREENWOOD (1980)
1939 – Born on the 29th
of June in
Spent his early childhood near Wagga Wagga, NSW where he
entertained American and Australian servicemen towards the end
of World War II.
After the war his family moved back to
bought a dairy farm near Rockhampton.
1955 - He started singing and playing guitar.
1958 – Moved to
and was successful of the club and pub circuit.
1959 – Among the first artists to appear on
1963 – Made his first recording “Loving Arms” and “Sweet
Little Lonely One” for the Melbourne
based W & G label. The success of this release ensured further
1964 - One of the highlights of his career was being the
support act for the Marty Robbin’s Tour.
1965 – Toured
1980 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
1987 - Golden Acoustic Guitar
Johnny’s biggest recording success came signing to RCA
records that included "The Goondiwindi Grey", "Tibrogargan" and
"The Singing Transport Man" “Jack O’Hagans Famous Song”, and “My
Dad Was A Road Train Man” He also recorded for "Astor &
Colonial" labels having sold well over 100,000 records to date.
Other highlights has been appearing on TV Shows with the
likes of Country Homestead, Conway Country, The Late Show, John
Crook Show, Country Roads, That’s Australia
and Must Be Country.
His songs have been recorded by such artists as Slim
Dusty, Brian Letton, Dave Reynolds and Dean Perrett.
2015 – Celebrated 60 years in the entertainment