Rick Pointon

Rick Pointon was a member of Newcastle band Benny & the Jets and is the author of Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll.


Rick Pointon is Newcastle rock ‘royalty’. He played his first gig in 1963 and unplugged his equipment in 2006. He operated his own music shop for 10 years and worked in TV and radio for more than 30 years. He has written and voiced hundreds of commercials, jingles, and radio programmes. He has one of Australia’s best record/CD collections and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of music. Rick has featured in several of Newcastle’s top bands – the most successful being the legendary Benny & the Jets. The band has gone into rock ‘n’ roll folklore. Over the years he has released seven records – five hit No.1 in the Top 40 and two made No.2. Rick’s book Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll is not just a biography, but a collection of interesting and humorous true stories as it traverses the various musical eras. Rick Pointon is Newcastle ‘Rock Royalty.’ His hugely successful band Benny & the Jets has gone into rock’n’roll folklore.

Rick Pointon

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