St John, Jeff

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Name
St John, Jeff Gender: M
Jeffrey Leo Newton
born on 22 April 1946 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°07' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°01 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 01°54'



Biography

Australian singer and musician who gained fame for top ten hits with "Teach Me How to Fly," "Big Time Operator" and "Fool in Love." St John was born with spina bifida.

He appeared with a number of bands during the late 1960s and early 1970s including; John The Syndicate aka The Wild Oats (1965), The Id (1966–1967) with Bob Bertles (tenor sax '67), Jeff St John & Yama (1967–1968), Jeff St John & Copperwine (1969-1972), with Harry Brus (bass 1970-1972) and Wendy Saddington (co-lead vocals 1970-1971), Jeff St John Band (1972–1973), and Red Cloud (1975-1976).

In 1988 as part of Australian Bicentenary celebrations along with many other Australian celebrities St John took part in a video shoot at Ayers Rock called Celebration of a Nation.

St John has been involved in educating people about disabilities and is 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.

Jeff St John died on 6 March 2018, at his home in Perth, Western Australia.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2016 (Autobiography, "The Inside Outsider")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Inside Outsider: The Jeff St John Story" by Jeff St. John (Starman Books, 2016): "Born on the 22nd of April, Easter Monday, 1946, at 6:30am in the now closed Crown Street Women's Hospital."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Spina bifida)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Various)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Tenor sax)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("The Inside Outsider")