John Curtin started playing teh guitar at age 12.
John Curtin started playing teh guitar at age 12. Contributed

Vote one for rock’n’roll

JOHN Curtin may share his name with one of Australia's greatest prime ministers, but it is rock'n'roll, not politics, where he has found his calling.

Curtin has had a passion for music ever since he started playing the guitar at the age of 12.

He played in several bands from the age of 16 through to his late twenties, before moving to Coffs Harbour with his family.

That same year he joined a local covers band called Headline, who then changed their name to 6 O'Clock Rock and gained a good reputation up and down the North Coast.

Curtin later formed his own four-piece band named Johnny and The Hip Joints, who were together for four years and played many gigs in pubs, clubs and local resorts. One of the highlights of their time together was winning the 1997 Coca Cola Battle of the Bands held in Coffs Harbour.

Since 2000, Curtin has been playing solo at clubs and other venues, while also playing for weddings, private and corporate functions, parties and rock'n'roll nights.

John Curtin will be playing at the Yamba Golf and Country Club on Friday, March 25 (Good Friday).

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