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Johnny GREENWOOD (1980)

Johnny Greenwood

1939 – Born on the 29th of June in Brisbane.

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 Queensland and bought a dairy farm near Rockhampton.

1955 - He started singing and playing guitar.

1958 – Moved to Brisbane and was successful of the club and pub circuit.

1959 – Among the first artists to appear on Queensland television.

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 recordings.

1964 - One of the highlights of his career was being the support act for the Marty Robbin’s Tour.

1965 – Toured England.

1980 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

1987 - Golden Acoustic Guitar Awards in Queensland.

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 industry.