John’s real name was Hans Torv, nowadays better known for being the estranged father of actress Anna Torv who is in an American TV series “Fringe”. Anna is the niece of Anna Murdoch (nee Torv), ex-wife of Rupert and mother of Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James Murdoch. With family connections like these, it's no wonder that she leapt to the front of the pack despite a slim acting resume. Anna Torv may be an unknown in America, but in Australia she’s an old TV veteran, with stints on the series “The Secret Life of Us”, “McLeod’s Daughters”, and “Young Lions”. In the UK she was in the TV series “Mistresses”.
John's first hit has appeared on CD once but it was almost deleted the same week it was released. Here is the link to the extended Tom Mix version of “What have they done to my song, ma”: