Kevin Stephen Johnson (born 3 July 1942) is an Australian singer-songwriter. Popular in the 1970s, his biggest hit is “Rock ‘N’ Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)”, which peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart in 1973 (as well as reaching the UK Top 40). He also had a top 20 hit with “Bonnie Please Don’t Go” (aka “She’s Leavin'”) in 1971. “Rock and Roll” is one of the most covered songs written by an Australian with 27 different artists recording it in 1975 alone. Covers include fellow Australians, Col Joye and Dig Richards, and international artists, Mac Davis, Terry Jacks, Gary Glitter, Joe Dassin (in French), The Cats and Tom Jones. Davis’ rendition became the highest charting version on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 15 in 1975.
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