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The Jeff St John Story
Author: Jeffrey St.John

ISBN: 9780992275815
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 1 October 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 32.0 x 24.0
Description:
It's been a long and at times difficult journey for the man born Jeffrey Leo Newton. His seemingly normal world was turned on its head when at an early age he was diagnosed with Spina Bifida - many challenging and at times life threatening illnesses and long periods of hospitalisation followed.

Despite this, his extra-ordinary singing talent soon surfaced. A child prodigy, he made his first professional appearance aged 5 singing at his Aunty Betty and Uncle Thomas' wedding. As a teenager, he did what many of us dream about and ran away from home, until a friendly policeman put him back on the straight and narrow. By age 15 he had secured a guest spot on Channel Nine's TV teen talent showcase, Opportunity Knocks, hosted by Desmond Tester, and appeared regularly on the show between 1961 and 1963.

From an early age, he refused to see Spina Bifida as a disability or use it as an excuse to prevent him achieving his goals. Many things were beyond his control and with his mobility deteriorating in early 1965; he had no option but to exchange his leg calipers for crutches. This setback did little to deter him and he soon joined his first band. On record, Jeff...

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