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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Ol' 55 Discography Tracks

Albums

Ol' 55 - Take It Greasy album art Ol' 55 Take It Greasy (Album) Mushroom Australia & New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
L 36138 Ol' 55 - Highway One Original Soundtrack - A Steve Otton Film album art Richard Clapton, Dingoes*, Ol' 55, Skyhooks, Bigola Bop Band Richard Clapton, Dingoes*, Ol' 55, Skyhooks, Bigola Bop Band - Highway One Original Soundtrack - A Steve Otton Film(LP, Sou) Infinity L 36138 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
Ol' 55 - Fiveslivejive album art Ol' 55 Fiveslivejive (Album) Mushroom Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Ol' 55 - Cruisin' For A Bruisin' album art Ol' 55 Cruisin' For A Bruisin' (Album) Junction Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Ol' 55 - The Vault album art Ol' 55 The Vault (Album) Leo (15) New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Ol' 55 - Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T-Shirts album art Ol' 55 Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T-Shirts (Album) J & B Records Australia 1986 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Compilations

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

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