Johnny Devlin was New Zealand's first Rock'n'Roll star. He grew up in Wanganui but moved to Auckland where he was discovered by promoter Dave Dunningham, who passed him on to Phil Warren, who signed him to his Prestige label in 1958. Over the next two years he was reputed to have sold over 200,000 singles (although this may be somewhat inflated by Warren's hype) and he was mobbed all over the nation.
Johnny Devlin was New Zealand's first Rock'n'Roll star.
Book of Love is the self-titled debut studio album by American synthpop and electronic band Book of Love, released on April 1, 1986, by Sire Records. Philadelphia/New York-based synthpop quartet Book of Love released their eponymous debut, Book of Love, in the spring of 1986, when synthpop was at its peak in the mid-'80s. During 1984 and 1985, the band recorded various demos at the recording studio Noise, in midtown Manhattan.
John Lockett Devlin MNZM (born 11 May 1938), generally known as Johnny Devlin, is an influential New Zealand-born early Australian rock musician, known as "New Zealand's answer to Elvis Presley". His cover of Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" in 1958 went to number one in the New Zealand charts with sales of more than 100,000, launching a long-term career.
Devlin was now in great demand and by August, his record sales had passed the 10,000 mark. Time to record more records. Music World released an album called 24 Original Golden Greats in 1980 that contained all of his New Zealand singles Devlin wrote the official song for the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, "The Games are On. .
The book of love is long and boring No one can lift the damn thing Its full of charts and facts, and figures And instructions for dancing. And I I love it when you read to me And you You can read me anything. The book of love has music in it In fact that's where music comes from Some of it's just transcendental Some of it's just really dumb. And I I love it when you sing to me And you You can sing me anything (yeah) You can sing me anything. James first covered the song during the recording of his live album Live At Whelans, and then subsequently released his take globally to critical acclaim. The timeless song reflects on dual trivalty and essentialness we attribute to love. The Book of Love" Track Info. Written By Stephin Merritt. Composed by Stephin Merritt. Release Date November 28, 2016.
Lyrics for top songs by Johnny Devlin. 02. Five Minutes More. 03. Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life). Stomp The Tumbarumba. I Got A Rocket In My Pocket.