Australian singles charts:
Teach Me How to Fly entered the Kent charts on 28 December 1970 and peaked at #11. The song was #3 on the Top 100 of 1971.
Jeff St. John from Sydney worked with a number of Australian bands and artists in the 60s and 70s, including The Id.
He was born with spina bifida and spent much of his life in a wheelchair.
Aside from music, Jeff was involved in educating people about disabilities and was a member of spina bifida support group MOSAIC. He appeared at the opening of the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney where he sang the Australian National Anthem and a song written for the opening ceremony called The Challenge.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_St_John
The smoothly confident, organ-led cover of Rotary Connection’s Teach Me How To Fly (featuring a berserk guitar solo from Ross East, and some very tasty bass-drums interplay) propelled the band to #12 in Melbourne and a very encouraging #3 Sydney chart placement. St John’s dazzling vocal performance on this record is probably the main reason why.
Read more: www.milesago.com/artists/jeffstjohn.htm
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