Ol' 55

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Frankie J Holden, Rockpile Jones, Jimmy Manzie, Pat Drummond, Wilbur Wilde, Geoff Plummer, Geoff Peterkin, Mike Raffone, Bruce Allen, Rob Drummond, Bob Tawney, Terry Bellew
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Ol' 55 is a retro-fifties band from in Sydney, Australia, formed in 1975. OL'55 enjoyed enormous popularity with a style that bordered on parody. The band took its name from the Tom Waits song (as covered by The Eagles).

Under the direction of manager Glenn A Baker, 'the Fives' managed to combine novelty retro kitsch and clever theatrics with a keen sense of pop dynamics and an acute understanding of rock 'n' roll. Former chartered accountant Peter Bryan became larger-than-life motor mouth front man Frankie J Holden. Ol' 55 members included: Frankie J Holden (Vocals), Rockpile Jones (Guitar & vocals), Jimmy Manzie (Bass & vocals), Pat Drummond (Guitar & vocals), Wilbur Wilde (Sax), Geoff Plummer (Drums), Geoff "Spud" Peterkin (Drums), Mike Raffone (Vocals), Bruce Allen (Sax)
Rob Drummond (Bass), Bob Tawney (Guitar), Terry Bellew (Bass).
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Albums

L 36138 Highway One (Original Soundtrack) — Ol' 55 Richard Clapton, Dingoes*, Ol' 55, Skyhooks, Bilgola Bop Band Richard Clapton, Dingoes*, Ol' 55, Skyhooks, Bilgola Bop Band - Highway One (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Infinity, Infinity L 36138 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
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L 35815, L-35,815 Take It Greasy — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Take It Greasy (Album) Mushroom, Mushroom L 35815, L-35,815 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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L 36287 Fiveslivejive — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Fiveslivejive (Album) Mushroom L 36287 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
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MLF 234 Cruisin' For A Bruisin' — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Cruisin' For A Bruisin' (Album) Junction MLF 234 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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STUNN 009 The Vault — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 The Vault (Album) Leo (15) STUNN 009 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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JB 266 C Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T-Shirts — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T-Shirts (Album) J & B Records JB 266 C Australia 1986 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

K 6091 Diana — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Diana Interfusion K 6091 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
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K-6659 C'mon Let's Do It — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 C'mon Let's Do It (Single) Mushroom K-6659 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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K-6372 On The Prowl / This Little Girl — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 On The Prowl / This Little Girl (Single) Mushroom K-6372 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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K-6587, K 6587 Rockin' Christmas — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 And The O.K. Chorale Ol' 55 And The O.K. Chorale - Rockin' Christmas(7", Single) Mushroom, Mushroom K-6587, K 6587 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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K-6504 Looking For An Echo — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Looking For An Echo(7", Single) Mushroom K-6504 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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MX.46443, MX.46444 Xmas Promo — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Xmas Promo(7", Promo) Mushroom, Mushroom MX.46443, MX.46444 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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K-6936 Stay (While The Night Is Still Young) — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Stay (While The Night Is Still Young)(7") Mushroom K-6936 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
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MS 282 Ruby — Ol' 55 Ol '55* Ruby Junction MS 282 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
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MS-274 Time To Rock 'n' Roll — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Time To Rock 'n' Roll(7", Single) Junction MS-274 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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K-7078 (Feels Like A) Summer's Night — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 (Feels Like A) Summer's Night(7", Single) Mushroom K-7078 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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MS 301 Living For Your Smile — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Living For Your Smile(7", Single) Junction MS 301 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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BFA 009 Two Faces Have I — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Two Faces Have I (Single) Leo (15) BFA 009 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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2079 159 Anywhere The Girls Are — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Anywhere The Girls Are(7") Leo (15) 2079 159 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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MS 377 Comic Book World — Ol' 55 Ol '55* Comic Book World(7", Single) Junction MS 377 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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POWT-0052 Ol' 55 On 45 Medley — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Ol' 55 On 45 Medley(12", Single) Powderworks POWT-0052 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
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Compilations

NA561 Greasemarks — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Greasemarks(LP, Comp, Ltd) K-Tel NA561 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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FEST601048 Time To Rock 'N' Roll - The Anthology — Ol' 55 Ol' 55 Time To Rock 'N' Roll - The Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Festival Records FEST601048 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

001 Rock Around The Clock Radio Jingle — Ol' 55 The Australian All-Stars, Ol' 55, Glenn Shorrock, John Paul Young, Frankie J Holden, Daryl Braithwaite, Renee Geyer, Wilbur Wilde, Graeme Strachan The Australian All-Stars, Ol' 55, Glenn Shorrock, John Paul Young, Frankie J Holden, Daryl Braithwaite, Renee Geyer, Wilbur Wilde, Graeme Strachan - Rock Around The Clock Radio Jingle(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 5" Reel) 6pm 001 Australia Unknown Sell This Version