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Johnny Devlin, born John Lockett Devlin (11 May 1938), was an influential early NZ rock musician, sometimes called "New Zealand’s answer to Elvis Presley".

The labels shown above are for the same song issued a year appart on the flipside of two different A-side songs. "I Can't Go, I Can't Stay" on the ATA issue had "Hearbreak Hotel" on the A-side and the RCA version was issued as the flipside of "Panel Van".

This song has not been issued on CD although much of Johnny's other work has. It is a bluesy rock track which sounds like a progressive Oz number from circa 1971 and could have been probably issued then as a Top 40 single in its own right.

Here courtesy of Jimmy Barnes is "I Can't Go, I Can't Stay":


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