Above: Ron with Sandi Sandi McMenamin

Description: Manager, Promoter

Known For: Adelaide artist manager, promoter, hotelier and restauranteur in the 1960s and 1970s

Location Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Web Site: Ron Tremaine Snr (Ron Tremaine Snr)

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Ron Tremaine

Born Adelaide, South Australia.

Ron Tremaine was an Adelaide promoter who is mainly known as the manager of Bev Harrell. 1963, Tremaine founded a local teen magazine called Young Modern and a record label offshoot, also called Young Modern. of the South Australian magazine ‘Young Modern’ during the sixties.

Among the recordings was a version of the Bobby Russell / Buzz Cason song Tennessee Stomp, performed by The Four Tones with The Penny Rockets (Young Modern YM-SP 001) (backed by a cover of Barry Mann’s Momma – Poppa.

The Penny Rockets were regarded as a major rock’n’roll band in Adelaide at the time, but like many of their peers, their roots were in jazz and big band music.

Ron along with Kym Bonython amd Bob Francis were instrumental in bringing ‘The Beatles’ to Adelaide in 1964.

Ron promoted dances in Adelaide in the mid sixties where he met up with Bev Harrell who was still attending school became eher manager but in 1967, Bev and Ron went their own ways and Bev was managed by her boyfriend at the time Daryl Sambell.Sambell went on to manage John Farnham.

Ron also ran the famed ‘Old Lion Hotel’ in North Adelaide becoming the in place of the seventies and eighties.


Above: With Melody Earl, Margot Forster and Jodie Tynan.

As a hotelier and restauranteur, Ron made made many inroads for bands in South Australia that included ‘The Peny Rockets’, Barrie McAskill and The Drifters’, ‘The Levi Smith’s Clefs’, ‘The Vibrants’, ‘The Twilights’, ‘The Harts’ and so many more.

It must be said that Ron was a pioneer in the early days of rock and roll in all areas.

Ron left Adelaide and relocated in Alice Springs for some years running the well known restaurant, nightclub ‘Bojangles’.

Ron Tremaine has returned to Adelaide and is in semi retirement.