Australian singles charts:
Bonnie Please Don’t Go entered the Kent charts on 8 February 1971 and peaked at #9. It was #93 on the Top 100 of 1971.
The song is on Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life which entered the Kent album charts on 11 March 1974 and peaked at #21.
Record label of Australian release:
Australian Rock and Pop:
Singer/songwriter Kevin Johnson was born in Rockhampton Qld in 1942. He got his start as a songwriter for Col Joye and others during the mid-60s and began recording his own songs.
Johnson will always be remembered for his two biggest singles, Bonnie Please Don’t Go and Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life). The latter charted in the USA and many parts of Europe and led to extensive touring and the release of a series of well-crafted albums.
Read more: The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop by Ian McFarlane (Third Stone Press)
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
Also on Bang a Gong: Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) by Kevin Johnson
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