On the Prowl: OL’ 55

Australian singles charts:
On the Prowl entered the Kent Music Report charts on 24 May 1976 and peaked at #14. It was #89 on the Top 100 of 1976.

The song is on Take it Greasy which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 24 May 1976 and peaked at #3.

Jimmy Manzie

Charles Fisher

Australia’s Ol’ 55 specialised in retro, 1950s-era Rock ‘n’ Roll. They formed as Fanis in 1972 in Sutherland, Sydney. Drummer Geoff Plummer was working with Glenn A. Baker at the NSW Department of Media and invited Baker to hear his part-time band, including Patrick “Meatballs” Drummond, Rockpile Jones and Jimmy Manzie. In 1975, Baker took on their management, renamed them as Ol’ 55 for the Tom Waits song (as covered by The Eagles), and recruited front man Frankie J. Holden and saxophonist Wilbur Wilde.
Although the band recorded many covers, On the Prowl was an original song written by bass player Jimmy Manzie.
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