John Farnham, formerly billed as Johnny Farnham is an Australian pop singer.
As Johnny Farnham he was a teen pop idol from 1964 to 1979, and has since forged
a career as an adult contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist
although he briefly replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band during
1982–1985. In September 1986 his solo single, "You're the Voice" peaked at No. 1 on
the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the No. 1
position for a total of 25 weeks, and is the highest-selling album in Australian
history. Both the single and the album had Top Ten success internationally including
No. 1 in Sweden.
Domestically he has remained one of Australia's best-known performers with a
career spanning over 40 years, and he is the only Australian artist to have a number
one record in five consecutive decades (echoing Sir Cliff Richard in the UK) with singles.