John Farnham Biography and Wiki
John Farnham is a well-known Australian pop-rock singer who was born and raised in England.
Farnham has quite an impressive career. In September 1967, John was signed to a recording contract and released the novelty single “Sadie the Cleaning Lady,” which became the biggest-selling single in Australia at that time. In 1980, he set about resurrecting his career. The trigger was a dramatically rearranged, impassioned performance of the Beatles’ “Help” on a nationally broadcast Royal Command TV concert. Later in July, he released Uncovered, a well-received comeback album recorded under the production eye of Little River Band’s Graham Goble.
John Farnham Age and Birthday
Farnham was born on July 1, 1949, in Dagenham, Essex, England. He is 73 years old and he will be turning 74 years on 1st July 2023.
John Farnham Height
John appears to be quite tall according to his photos. He stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches (Approx.1.8m).
When he was ten years, his family moved to Australia in 1959 to live in Melbourne, Victoria. He attended school at Yarraman Park State School (now Yarraman Oaks Primary School), Lyndale Primary School, and later joined Lyndale High School.
John Farnham Family
John was born in Dagenham, Essex, England to John Peter Farnham Sr. and Rose Pemberton. He has two sisters, Jean and Jaqueline Farnham, and a brother named Steven.
John Farnham’s Wife and Children
John is happily married to his gorgeous wife Jillian Billman, a dancer he met while performing the stage musical Charlie Girl, on 11th April 1973. They are blessed with two sons namely Robert and James Farnham. The resides on a farm near Bendigo.’
John Farnham Albums
- Sadie (1968)
- Everybody Oughta Sing a Song (1968)
- Looking Through a Tear (1970)
- Christmas Is… Johnny Farnham (1970)
- Johnny (1971)
- Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows (1972)
- Hits Magic & Rock ‘N Roll (1973)
- J.P. Farnham Sings (1975)
- Uncovered (1980)
- Whispering Jack (1986)
- Age of Reason (1988)
- Chain Reaction (1990)
- Then Again… (1993)
- Romeo’s Heart (1996)
- The Last Time (2002)
- I Remember When I Was Young: Songs from the Great Australian Songbook (2005)
- Jack (2010)
- The Acoustic Chapel Sessions (2011)
John Farnham Awards and Nominations
Farnham has been nominated for numerous Australian music and entertainment awards including;
- 20 ARIA Awards from 60 nominations including his induction into their Hall of Fame.
- Countdown Music and Video Awards, Mo Awards, and TV Week magazine’s King of Pop Awards and their Logie Awards.
- In 2015, he was inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame.
John Farnham’s Net Worth
The Australian pop singer has an estimated net worth of $15 million. This amount is from his extensive career as a musician among other investments.