Kevin Johnson


Kevin Johnson was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, the only child of Richard and Elinor Johnson. He spent his early years in a tiny town called Tungamull, between Rockhampton and the coast where his father worked as a timber contractor and his mother ran a local post office/telephone exchange.

His Mother was a good violinist and tried to teach Kevin the violin at an early age, but gave up when he showed a total lack of interest in music. It was not until Kevin’s late teens that he became infatuated with the music of the day and he consequently “bought his first guitar”, and after singing in Rockhampton’s beer gardens, progressed to the Beatles era and to “buying all their records”. With a local group called the Candymen he aspired to “sounding like Paul” while playing at the local dances… read more

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