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Johnny Dick

Johnny Dick

R.I.P. Johnny Dick 1943-2017

by Paul Cashmere on January 10, 2017

in News

Welsh born, Australian based drummer Johnny Dick has died at the age of 73.

Johnny Dick played with a succession of famous Australian acts including Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs and John Paul Young and The All Stars. He was also the drummer for Doug Parkinson In Focus and Fanny Adams.

Johnny was born in the welsh town of Llanfairfechan. As a child his family relocated to New Zealand where Johnny met Max Merritt. He first came to Australia as a member of Max Merritt’s band.

Billy Thorpe saw Johnny performing with Merritt and offered him a gig in The Aztecs.

Despite a long career as a recording and touring artists Johnny Dick only ever recorded one solo single ‘The Warrior’ in 1975.

Johnny Dick passed away on 6 January 2017.

With Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs (1965-1966)

With Doug Parkinson In Focus (1969-1970)

With Fanny Adams (1970-1971)

With The Wild Cherries (1971-1972)

With John Paul Young & The All Stars (1975

Johnny is also listed at one point as drummer for The Stevie Wright Band.

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