Full Name: Colin Frederick Jackobsen

Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australian

Known For: Bye Bye Baby

Instruments: Voice, Guitar

Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening

Location: NSW, Australia

Date Born: 13th April 1939
Location Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Col Joye

Colin Frederick Jacobsen AM (born 13 April 1936 in Sydney), better known by his stage name Col Joye, is an Australian pioneer rock musician, popular entertainer and entrepreneur, (he has also recorded various other cross-over styles such as country music). Joye was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a number one record Australia-wide and experienced a string of chart successes in the early Australian rock and roll scene.

He was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a No 1 Record Australia-wide. Col Joye bought his first guitar at age sixteen and began performing professionally at twenty-one. His 1959 song Oh Yeah Uh Huh was the first Australian pop record to reach No.1 nationally.

An Australian popular entertainer and entrepreneur. He was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a No 1 Record Australia-wide, and the first Australian to reach the American Billboard charts, with “Bye Bye Baby”, followed by “Clementine”, “Oh Yeah Uh Huh” and “Yes Sir That’s My Baby”, and consequently was the First Australian Performer to have four consecutive hits.

Musical careerRecording as a solo artist and with his backing band, The Joy Boys, which included his brothers Kevin and Keith, Joye enjoyed a string of hits on the local and national singles charts of Australia beginning in 1959. Joye’s first single, “Stagger Lee” was a cover of the Lloyd Price US original however his third single “Bye Bye Baby”, reached No.3 on the Australian Kent Music Report charts in 1959, followed by “Rockin Rollin Clementine” also peaking at No.3.,His fifth single, “Oh Yeah Uh Huh”, became his most successful, peaking at No.1.

He also had other charting singles, including “Yes Sir That’s My Baby” peaking at No.5 nationally. Joye was an original member of Brian Hendersons Bandstand television program, and appeared regularly on this show for fourteen years. Joye also toured Australia with fellow Bandstand acts, including Judy Stone, Sandy Scott, and Little Pattie. Joye’s popularity leveled off with the changes to the music scene around the time of the rise of the British invasion, and especially The Beatles, and it was not until 1973 that he had another hit record, with “Heaven Is My Woman’s Love” reaching No. 1 on the Go-Set charts in 1973.


EntrepreneurshipDuring the period between personal musical successes in the 1960s, Col and Kevin Jacobsen built an influential entertainment management, publishing, and recording business, including ATA Studios in Glebe, NSW. This business worked with developing and promoting artists including the Bee Gees, and their brother Andy Gibb. Their promotions company, Jacobsen Entertainment, continued into the 2000s, with Col and Kevin remaining as principal members.

Awards and recognitionJoye won several music awards, including two ARIA Music Awards, and he earned numerous gold and platinum records. On 8 June 1981 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for his entertainment and philanthropic work. Joye also continued to perform publicly, including providing entertainment at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs post-1985 NSW Rugby League grand final victory celebration.

Joye was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988, the first year of such inductions.

In 1998 Australia Post issued a special edition set of twelve stamps celebrating the early years of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, featuring Australian hit songs from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. One of the stamps commemorated Joye, based on the song “Oh Yeah Uh Huh”. Australia Post wrote that “Each of them said something about us, and told the rest of the world this is what popular culture sounds like, and it has an Australian accent”.

In 2010 “Bye Bye Baby”, by Col Joye and the Joy Boys with backing vocals from the Sapphires, was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia register.

Personal life.

In 1990, while pruning a neighbour’s tree with a chainsaw as a favour, Joye slipped and fell six metres onto brick paving below, striking his head and falling into a coma, as well as sustaining serious lower back and shoulder injuries. Initially given a poor prognosis, he eventually recovered to start performing and touring again in 1998, and in 2008 celebrated his 50th Anniversary in show business.


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