Mockingbird by Johnny O'Keefe
Throughout the late 1960s and into the ’70s, Johnny O'Keefe continued to perform and release records. His last Top 10 hit came in 1974 with his version of 'Mockingbird’, sung with Margaret McLaren. He recorded ‘Mockingbird’ in October 1972 and released it in the middle of 1973, well ahead of the Carly Simon-James Taylor duet, but both versions charted nationally in Australia at the same time in 1974, with Johnny’s version reaching number eight in the Top 40. The original was recorded by Inez and Charlie Foxx in 1963.
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen