Australian singles charts:
Ooh La La entered the Kent charts on 19 November 1966 and was a #1 hit. The song was #7 on the Top 100 of 1966.
Robin Shaw, Mickey Keen
By 1966, Rowe was the most popular solo performer in Australia, so he left to try his luck in the UK. Rowe engaged Ritchie Yorke as his London agent and began to record with producers Trevor Kennedy and John Carter, using the cream of London’s session musicians, including Big Jim Sullivan, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, famed drummer Clem Cattini, and vocal group The Breakaways. The sessions produced several strong new recordings including Ooh La La, It’s Not Easy, Mary Mary, Turn on the Love Light and Can’t Do Without Your Love. Despite his absence in London, Rowe’s run of chart success in Australia continued, his next single Ooh La La reaching #1.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normie_Rowe
Melbourne singer Normie Rowe became Australia’s top teen idol of the late 60s and the star of Ivan Dayman’s Sunshine label. He had a string of hits in Australia from 1965, recorded some singles in London, toured Britain and America, and even inspired a tribute song, Norman-Normie. After he was conscripted to serve in Vietnam, he re-established himself as a respected performer, especially on stage, starring in such productions as Les Miserables and Annie.
Read more: www.poparchives.com.au/189/normie-rowe/its-not-easy
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