Monday, July 23, 2012
St. John's Chariot/I Wanna Be A Survivour/Teach Me How To Fly/Levon/Jailhouse Rock/Children Of The Storm
On 27 December 1973, St John played a farewell concert at the Sydney Opera House and flew to the UK. St John's backing band for the concert comprised Ron Barry (guitar, vocals), Tony Ansell (piano), B.J. (bass) and Peter Figures (drums; ex-Copperwine). Festival/Infinity issued the concert as the Jeff St John Live album in May 1974. With backing provided by John A. Bird (piano; ex-Country Radio), Vince Melouney (guitar; ex-Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Bee Gees, Fanny Adams, Cleves), Bill Twyman (bass; ex-Third Union Band, Powder-horn) and Ace Follington (drums; ex-Chain, Powderhorn, Cleves), St John played a few low-key gigs on the London pub circuit. He returned to Australia in August 1974.