Joe Camilleri

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Date of Birth May 21, 1948
Place of Birth Malta
Age 72 years old
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Joe Camilleri

Joseph Vincent Camilleri, aka Jo Jo Zep or Joey Vincent, is a Maltese Australian singer-songwriter and musician. Camilleri has recorded as a solo artist and as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons' highest charting single was "Hit & Run" from June 1979, which peaked at #12; Jo Jo Zep's "Taxi Mary" peaked at No. 11 in September 1982; and The Black Sorrows top single, "Chained to the Wheel", peaked at No. 9 in March 1989. Camilleri has also produced records for The Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Paul Kelly & the Dots, The Black Sorrows, Renée Geyer and Ross Wilson. Australian music journalist, Ian McFarlane, described him as "one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music", and, as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Camilleri was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2007.

Birth name: Joseph Vincent Camilleri
Also known as: Jo Jo Zep, Joey Vincent
Born: May 21, 1948, Malta
Genres: Rock, R&B, blues
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, saxophone, guitar
Years active: 1964-present
Associated acts: The Pelaco Brothers, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Black Sorrows, The Revelators, Adderley Smith Blues Band
Website: Joe Camilleri's Official site
IMDb: Joe Camilleri's IMDb

About Joe Camilleri

Maltese-born Australian singer, songwriter, and saxophonist known for his work with Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons.

Before Fame

He began his career with the blues and R&B group, The King Bees.

Achievement

He joined the popular acoustic and electric band, The Black Sorrows, in the 1980s.

Family Life

He was one of ten children and his family moved from Malta to Australia when he was a toddler.

Associations

He was kicked out of the Adderley Smith Blues Band, with which he performed early in his career, for upstaging his bandmates with his Mick Jagger-like vocals.

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Latest information about Joe Camilleri updated on October 25, 2020.

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