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John Farnham Biography, Family, Wife, Children, Age, Albums and Songs

John Farnham Biography

John Farnham, born on 1st July 1949, is an English-born Australian pop rock singer. Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1967 to 1979, billed then as Johnny Farnham, but has since forged a career as an adult contemporary singer.

John Farnham is the one Australian artist who stages arena-sized concerts whenever he tours to satisfy the demand. He is, without challenge, Australia’s most successful solo artist, on-stage and on record. His Whispering Jack album was the first album to sell over a million copies in Australia alone.

In September 1967 at the age of 18, he was signed to a recording contract and released the novelty single “Sadie the Cleaning Lady,” which became the biggest-selling single in Australia at that time. As a song, the record’s success almost defies logic. What fans were responding to was “Johnny” Farnham’s bright boy-next-door personality. He was someone both teenage girls and their mothers could both like.

Farnham was also a fine singer and survived “Sadie” to release a long string of pop hits between 1967 and 1973, including the local hit versions of Three Dog Night’s “One,” B.J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (number one) and David Cassidy’s “Rock Me Baby. He also starred in the stage musicals Dick Whittington & His Cat, Charlie Girl and Pippin. His schedule prevented Farnham trying his luck internationally or developing on record.

Success continued on the basis of his talent his personality, but by the late to mid-’70s, his career was reduced to night club and cabaret performances trading on his past. Even his record company lost faith in him and dropped him.

His career has mostly been as a solo artist although he replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band from 1982 to 1985. In September 1986 his solo single, “You’re the Voice” peaked at No. 1 on the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the No. 1 position for a total of 25 weeks and is the 2nd highest-selling album in Australian history. Both the single and the album had Top Ten success internationally including No. 1 in Sweden.

John Farnham Family

John Farnham was born in Dagenham, England to John Farnham Sr and Rose Pemberton. His sisters are Jean and Jaquiline (Jackie) and his younger brother is Steven. Farnham spent his first ten years in the United Kingdom before his family emigrated to Australia in 1959 to live in Melbourne, Victoria.

John Farnham got married to Jillian Billman on April 18, 1973. The couple has two sons, Robert and James.

John Farnham Wife

John Farnham is married to Jillian Billman

John Farnham Children

He has two sons; Robert and James

John Farnham Age

John Farnham was born on 1st July 1949.

John Farnham Albums

  1. Sadie
  2. Everybody Oughta Sing a Song
  3. Looking Through a Tear
  4. Christmas Is … Johnny Farnham
  5. Johnny
  6. Together
  7. Charlie Girl (Original Australian Cast)
  8. Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows
  9. Hits Magic & Rock ‘n’ Roll
  10. Johnny Farnham Sings Hits From the Movies
  11. J.P. Farnham Sings
  12. Uncovered
  13. Whispering Jack
  14. Age of Reason
  15. Chain Reaction
  16. Then Again…
  17. Romeo’s Heart
  18. The Last Time
  19. I Remember When I Was Young: Songs from the Great Australian Songbook
  20. Jack
  21. The Acoustic Chapel Sessions
  22. Friends for Christmas
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John Farnham Songs

  1. 1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero
  2. 247365
  3. A Day In the Life Of A Fool
  4. A Little More Love
  5. A Simple Life
  6. A Touch Of Paradise
  7. Acapulco Sun
  8. Age Of Reason
  9. Ain’t Society Great
  10. All Kinds of People
  11. All Night Girl
  12. All of Them
  13. All Our Sons And Daughters
  14. All Our Sons Daughters
  15. Always The Same
  16. Amazing Grace
  17. And I Love Her
  18. Angels
  19. Are You Havin’ Any Fun
  20. As Long As Life Goes On
  21. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  22. Baby Without You
  23. Baby Without You (with Alison Durbin)
  24. Back To The Backwoods
  25. Band Of Gold
  26. Beyond The Call
  27. Birthday
  28. Black Dog
  29. Blind Eyes
  30. Blow By Blow
  31. Break The Ice
  32. Burn Down The Night
  33. Burn For You
  34. Cabaret
  35. Chain Reaction
  36. Chain Reaction (Live At The Regent)
  37. Chains Around The Heart
  38. Christmas Happy
  39. Christmas Is
  40. Come Back Again
  41. Come On Back To Me
  42. Come Said the Boy
  43. Comic Conversation
  44. Confidentially
  45. Cool Water
  46. Cosmic Conversation
  47. Dare To Dream
  48. Day By Day
  49. Diamonds
  50. Don’t Blame Me
  51. Don’t Know It’s Magic
  52. Don’t Let It End
  53. Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done
  54. Don’t You Know It’s Magic
  55. Down On The Border
  56. Downhearted
  57. Dream People
  58. Eternally
  59. Even After All This Time
  60. Even When I’m Sleeping
  61. Every Time You Cry
  62. Everybody Oughta Sing A Song
  63. Everything Is Beautiful
  64. Everything Is Gonna Be All Right
  65. Everything Is Out Of Season
  66. Everything’s Alright
  67. Everything’s Alright (Live At The Regent)
  68. Everytime You Cry
  69. For Once In My Life
  70. Forever Now
  71. Friday Kind Of Monday
  72. Girls on the Avenue
  73. Going, Going, Gone
  74. Good Company
  75. Good Time Christmas
  76. Granada
  77. Grand Unspeakable Passion
  78. Green Limousine
  79. Hard Promises To Keep
  80. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  81. Have a Little Faith
  82. Have A Little Faith In Us
  83. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  84. Heading in the Right Direction
  85. Heart’s On Fire
  86. Help
  87. Help Me If You Can
  88. Hit The Road Jack/Fever
  89. Hold Me In Your Arms
  90. Hold Me In Your Arms-John Farnham
  91. Hopelessly Devoted to You
  92. I Can Do Anything
  93. I Can’t Dance To Your Music
  94. I Can’t Get Next To You
  95. I Don’t Want To Love You
  96. I Feel Fine
  97. I Honestly Love You
  98. I’m The One Who Loves You
  99. I Never Did Get Through
  100. I Remember When I Was Young
  101. I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
  102. I Thank You
  103. I’ve Been Lonely For So Long
  104. I’ve Been Rained On
  105. IWish
  106. I Wish (John Farnham and guests)
  107. I Wish (Live At The Regent)
  108. If Not for You
  109. In A Moment Of Madness
  110. In Days To Come
  111. In My Room
  112. In Your Hands
  113. Infatuation
  114. Innocent Hearts
  115. It All Comes Back To You
  116. It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas
  117. It’s A Long Way To The Top
  118. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  119. Jamie
  120. Jillie’s Song
  121. Jingle Bells
  122. Jolene
  123. Justice For One
  124. Keep Talking
  125. Knock Three Times
  126. Last Time
  127. Legs
  128. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  129. Let Me Be There
  130. Let Me Out
  131. Listen To The Wind
  132. Litle Piece of My Heart
  133. Little Boy Dear
  134. Little Drummer Boy
  135. Little Piece of My Heart
  136. Lonely Man
  137. Looking Through A Tear
  138. Love Chooses You
  139. Love Come Knockin’
  140. Love Is a Gift
  141. Love Me Like You Do
  142. Love to Shine
  143. Love’s In Need
  144. Ma Cherie Amour
  145. Man Of the Hour
  146. Matilda
  147. May You Never
  148. Mirror Of My Mind
  149. Miss Elaine E.S. Jones
  150. Miss Elaine E.S. Jones and Otherwise It’s Been a Perfect Day
  151. Mr Whippy
  152. My Cherie Amour
  153. My Favourite Occupation
  154. New Day
  155. No Aphrodisiac
  156. No One Comes Close
  157. No Ordinary World
  158. Nobody Gets Me Like You
  159. Not Gonna Give in to It
  160. On My Own
  161. One
  162. One (Live At The Regent)
  163. One Minute Every Hour
  164. One More Try
  165. One Perfect Day
  166. One Step Away
  167. Only Women Bleed
  168. Otherwise It’s Been A Perfect Day
  169. Over My Head
  170. Overkill
  171. Overture
  172. Painting A Shadow
  173. Paper Paradise
  174. Pay The Waiter
  175. Phantom of the Opera
  176. Playing To Win
  177. Playing to Win (Live At The Regent)
  178. Please Don’t Ask Me
  179. Pressure Down
  180. Pretty Things
  181. Quiet Ones You Gotta Watch
  182. Rag Mamma Rag
  183. Raindrops Are Falling On My Head
  184. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  185. Reasons
  186. Reasons (Live At The Regent Theatre)
  187. Reckless
  188. Rock Me Baby
  189. Rolling Home
  190. Romeo’s Heart
  191. Rose Coloured Glasses
  192. Rose Garden
  193. Running For Love
  194. SADIE
  195. Sadie, The Cleaning Lady
  196. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  197. Scratchin’ Ma Head
  198. Second Skin
  199. See The Banners Fall
  200. Seemed Like a Good Idea
  201. Shake a Hand
  202. She Says To Me
  203. She’s Everywhere
  204. Silent Night
  205. Silver Bells
  206. Simple Life
  207. So Long In Love
  208. Some Do, Some Don’t
  209. Something
  210. Soul Reason
  211. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From ‘The Godfather’)
  212. St. Louis
  213. Stick Of Incense
  214. Strollin’
  215. Summer Nights
  216. Summertime
  217. Sunday Will Never Be The Same
  218. Sunshine
  219. Susan Jones
  220. Take Me Home Country Roads
  221. Take Me To The Pilot
  222. Take You Back
  223. Talent For Fame
  224. Talk Of The Town
  225. That Driving Beat
  226. That’s Freedom
  227. That’s Freedom (Live At The Regent)
  228. That’s Life/Bad Habits
  229. That’s No Way to Love Someone
  230. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  231. The Christmas Song
  232. The Fire
  233. The First Noel
  234. The First Step
  235. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  236. The Last Thing On My Mind
  237. The Last Time
  238. The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
  239. The Little Drummer Boy
  240. The Long and Winding Road
  241. The Old Bazaar In Cairo
  243. The Other Guy
  245. The Reasons Why
  246. The Ringing Reindeer
  247. The Summer Knows
  248. The Time Has Come
  249. The Voice
  250. The Way
  251. The World Goes Round And Round
  252. There Is No Season To My Love
  253. There’s Got To Be A Word
  254. There’s No Place Like Home
  255. Things To Do
  256. This Is the Moment
  257. This Must Be The End
  258. Thunder In Your Heart
  259. Till Time Brings Change
  260. Time & Money
  261. Today
  262. Touch Of Paradise
  263. Treated This Way
  264. Trouble
  265. Trying To Live My Life Without You
  266. Turn Around
  267. Two
  268. Two-Bit Manchild
  269. Two Strong Hearts
  270. Undeniably Real
  271. Underneathe The Arches
  272. Visions Of Sugarplums
  273. Walk Away
  274. Walking The Floor On My Hands
  275. We’re No Angels
  276. We Two
  277. We Will Rock You
  278. What Can I Do
  279. What You Don’t Know
  280. When All Else Fails
  281. When Cathedrals Were White
  282. When I Can’t Have You
  283. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
  284. When the War Is Over
  285. Where Do I Begin (Love Theme From ‘Love Story’)
  286. White Christmas
  287. Who’s Lovin’ You
  288. Who’s Lovin’ You (feat. Human Nature)
  289. Winter Wonderland
  290. With You
  291. Woman, Woman
  292. You
  293. You Can Write A Song
  294. You Don’t Know Like I Know
  295. You Don’t Know Me
  296. You’ll Never Walk Alone
  297. You’re Breaking Me Up
  298. You’re the One That I Want
  299. You’re The Only One
  300. You’re The Voice
  301. You’re The Voice/de
  302. You’re The Voice (Live At The Regent)
  303. You Took My Love
  304. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  305. Youll Never Walk Alone
  306. Your Song
  307. Your The Voice (Swing Version)

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