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They don't make music videos the way they used to in Cairns

Local music legend Johno and his Blues Band were hitmakers in the 1980s, and this classic music video is all the proof you need.


Visitors and new arrivals to Cairns may only know Johno as the slightly odd solo guitarist banging out off-key notes and riffs outside McDonalds on the Esplanade.

But dig a little deeper into Johno's career, and a remarkable story of a music legend emerges.

Like this nugget of music video gold from the 1980s.

Featuring Johno and his Blues Band - not to mention some dodgy fashion and haircuts - the footage captures a rare slice of tropical north musical history.

The song called "Don't Knock The Croc" was quite a hit when it was released in 1988 and was featured on the band's acclaimed "Don't Knock The Rock" album.

The cinematic quality of the music video is a little grainy, but that only adds to its charm.

So sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy the music!