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Alan Dale & The Houserockers

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Australian singer Alan Dale had been a big band singer before moving over to the new Rock ‘n’ Roll in 1957. His popularity rose sharply, and his only real competition was Johnny O’Keefe.

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Dale and JOK had in fact been close friends before either became involved in the rock scene – Alan worked for a printer who rented space in the building on Pitt Street (Sydney) which was owned by Johnny’s father, who ran a furniture store.

His first major hit, Crackin’ Up, went into the Australian Top 40.

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