Label: Raven Records - RVLP-15 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock •
In Johnnie Ray was enjoying his first hit 'Cry'! This was rudely interupted when he was called up for 3 months of National Service but as fate had it, it was this event which led hiom into showbusiness.
Jys aroub d the corner from where he workded as Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston printer typsetter was a brash young guy of the same age who worked in his father's big furniture store. O'keefe and Co was a very well known store in Castlereag St, Sydney and young Johnny was learning the salesman trade.
He too was drafted at the same time as Alan. When they were let out of National Service they went back to thgeir respective jobs and Johnny felel head over heels with a beautiful young German immigrant Marianne Renate who was a Niss Australia entrant. To help her raise money for charity Johnny held a dance and asked Alan to help him with the printing of tickets etc. This gave Alan the idea Very Young - Alan Dale And The House Rockers - Crackin Up he too could promote his own dances.
Alan flipped for the music and promptley found a few budding musicians and started a band which he called, 'The Houserockers'. This was the start of the Rock'n'Roll dance craze which is still alive today, 50 years later! Alan became very popular around the Sydney area with his dances but as yet none had yet recorded any Rock'n'Roll in Australia.
The labesl just weren't inyteresetsd as they thought that it was maybe just a fad which would quickly pass. Part of this thought was due to another style of muisc called 'Skiffle' was coming out of England and many thought this may be the one to watch, not Rock'n'Roll. Late inAlan's career Il Faut - Yvon Morissette - Il Faut a turn upward when he was asked in to be the regular Very Young - Alan Dale And The House Rockers - Crackin Up at the the Rockdale Grand Hotel.
This was such a good financial move for Alan and the band that he gave up the dance circuit which he promoted himself to commence a successful 50 years in the hotel and club industry. He was later asked to take up a residence at the Pagewood Rex Não Basta O Teu Olhar - Beto - Memórias where he stayed for a long time.
Since those days he has managed many clubs and booked many artists. In late he went back to his dance band roots and recorded a CD of beautiful Sinatra style songs titled 'Nice and Easy'. One of his hits. Alan Dale and The Houserockers. It can be seen and purchased here Page 1 of 1. Write to Alan. Website Assistance.
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