Ol '55

Ol '55

Sydney based 1950's-era Rock 'N' Roll band from 1975 - 2001.



Ol '55 has 27 known members

Name Instruments Period
Rockpile Jones Rockpile Jones Guitar/Vocals
Details:

1975 - 1983, 1986, 2001

1975 - 2001
Mark Simmons Saxophone
Details:

1975, 1986

1975 - 1986
Pat Drummond Pat Drummond Guitar/Vocals 1975 - 1986
Geoff Plummer aka Drainpipe Geoff Plummer aka Drainpipe Drums/Vocals
Details:

(1975 – 1977, 1979 – 1980, 1986)

1975 - 1986
Jim Manzie Jim Manzie Keyboards/Bass/Vocals 1975 - 1979
Wilbur Wilde Wilbur Wilde Saxophone/Vocals 1975 - 1979
Frankie J Holden Frankie J Holden Lead Vocals 1975 - 1977
Paul McCann Bass 1975 - 1975
Geoff Peterkin Geoff Peterkin Drums/Vocals 1977 - 1979
Paul Stevens Lead Vocals 1977 - 1978
Bruce Allen Saxophone/Vocals 1978 - 1980
Rigel Best Upright Double Bass 1978 - 1978
Terry Bellew Bass/Vocals
Details:

1979 – 1983, 1986

1979 - 1986
Robert Drummond Guitar 1979 - 1983
Doug Martyn Drums/Vocals 1980 - 1983
Jeff Cripps Drums/Vocals 1986 - 1986
Donny A Dee Keyboards 1986 - 1986
Jimmy Hill Drums/Vocals 1989 - 1989
Keith Pavy Guitar/Vocals 1997 - 2001
Neil Pepper Guitar/Vocals 2000 - 2001
Rod Crundwell Keyboards/Guitar/Vocals 2000 - 2001
Kim Constable Bass/Vocals 2000 - 2001
Keith Longman Drums 2000 - 2000
Greg Plimmer Drums
Mark Fairhurst Drums
Ross Nelson Guitar/Piano
Paul Killingly Didgeridoo

Credits and people associated with Ol '55

Name Role Details
Glenn A. Baker Manager

Ol '55 discography - 19 recordings

Cover Title Type Release Year First Charted High Pos.
Diana B/W Goodnight Sweetheart by Ol '55 Diana B/W Goodnight Sweetheart
Single 1975 13/10/75 95
On The Prowl B/W This Little Girl by Ol '55 On The Prowl B/W This Little Girl
Single 1976 24/05/76 14
Take It Greasy by Ol '55 Take It Greasy
Album 1976 24/05/76 3
Looking For An Echo by Ol '55 Looking For An Echo
Single 1976 16/08/76 9
(I Want A) Rockin' Christmas B/W Little Saint Nick by Ol '55 (I Want A) Rockin' Christmas B/W Little Saint Nick
Single 1976 15/11/76 7
C'Mon Let's Do It B/W Teenager In Love by Ol '55 C'Mon Let's Do It B/W Teenager In Love
Single 1977 07/02/77 24
Fiveslivejive by Ol '55 Fiveslivejive
Album 1977 26/09/77 81
Stay (While The Night Is Still Young) by Ol '55 Stay (While The Night Is Still Young)
Single 1977 21/11/77 16
(Feels Like A) Summer's Night by Ol '55 (Feels Like A) Summer's Night
Single 1978 10/04/78 50
Cruisin' For A Bruisin' by Ol '55 Cruisin' For A Bruisin'
Album 1978 13/11/78 40
Ruby B/W Nobody Should Be Kissing My Baby! by Ol '55 Ruby B/W Nobody Should Be Kissing My Baby!
Single 1978 29/01/79 36
Living For Your Smile B/W The Shaggy English Sheepdog Shake by Ol '55 Living For Your Smile B/W The Shaggy English Sheepdog Shake
Single 1979 18/06/79 98
Two Faces Have I by Ol '55 Two Faces Have I
Single 1980 28/07/80 15
The Vault by Ol '55 The Vault
Album 1980 12/01/81 41
Greasemarks Greatest Hits 1976-79 by Ol '55 Greasemarks Greatest Hits 1976-79
Album 1980
Anywhere The Girls Are B/W You've Got What It Takes by Ol '55 Anywhere The Girls Are B/W You've Got What It Takes
Single 1981 26/01/81 67
Summer Of 55
12" Single 1981
Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T Shirts by Ol '55 Open Top Cars & Girls In Tight T Shirts
Album 1986
Should'a Been Here Yesterday by Ol '55 Should'a Been Here Yesterday
Album 2001

39 Known Gigs for Ol '55

Date Venue City
Bondi Lifesaver, Bondi Junction. NSW Wednesday 24th December 1975 Bondi Lifesaver Bondi Junction, NSW
Bondi Lifesaver, Bondi Junction. NSW Wednesday 31st December 1975 Bondi Lifesaver Bondi Junction, NSW
Friday 30th July 1976 Canberra Theatre Canberra, ACT
Saturday 31st July 1976 Goulburn Hall Goulburn, NSW
Tuesday 28th December 1976 Regent Theatre Sydney, NSW
Hurstville Civic Centre, Hurstville. NSW Saturday 16th April 1977 Hurstville Civic Centre Hurstville, NSW
Council Club Hotel - aka Ritchies Nitespot, Preston. VIC Friday 15th June 1979 Council Club Hotel - aka Ritchies Nitespot Preston, VIC
Wednesday 5th September 1979 University Of NSW Roundhouse Kensington, NSW
Friday 7th September 1979 Late Edition Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th September 1979 Late Edition Sydney, NSW
Sundowner Hotel, Punchbowl. NSW Monday 22nd October 1979 Sundowner Hotel Punchbowl, NSW
Friday 11th January 1980 Governor Bourke Hotel Camperdown, NSW
Macy's - Her Majesty's Hotel, South Yarra. VIC Saturday 5th July 1980 Macy's - Her Majesty's Hotel South Yarra, VIC
Sydney Opera House, Sydney. NSW Friday 22nd August 1980 Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 27th August 1980 Dural Country Club Dural, NSW
Saturday 6th September 1980 Forbes Town Hall Forbes, NSW
The Venue, St Kilda. VIC Friday 12th November 1982 The Venue St Kilda, VIC
Billboard, Melbourne. VIC Saturday 13th November 1982 Billboard

Late show

Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th November 1982 Cross Keys Hotel

Early show

North Essendon, VIC
Friday 6th May 1983 Leppington Inn Leppington, NSW
Saturday 2nd July 1983 Blacktown Soccer Club Blacktown, NSW
Campbelltown Leagues Club, Leumeah. NSW Friday 15th July 1983 Campbelltown Leagues Club Leumeah, NSW
Wednesday 20th July 1983 Sheila's - North Sydney Tavern North Sydney, NSW
Thursday 21st July 1983 Ingleburn RSL Club Ingleburn, NSW
Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club, Riverstone. NSW Friday 22nd July 1983 Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club Riverstone, NSW
Saturday 23rd July 1983 Canterbury Leagues Club Belmore, NSW
St Mary's Leagues Club, St Mary's. NSW Wednesday 3rd August 1983 St Mary's Leagues Club St Mary's, NSW
Saturday 6th August 1983 Big Horn Country Club Homebush, NSW
Blacktown RSL, Blacktown. NSW Saturday 13th August 1983 Blacktown RSL Blacktown, NSW
Friday 19th August 1983 Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Hurlstone Park, NSW