Col was the second eldest of the Jacobson family. Kevin the eldest was a piano player and he decided to start a trio with Col on guitar and vocals and youngest brother Keith on an electric bass that they had built.
His first major hit was Bye Bye baby and this was followed by .. Clementine, Oh Yeah Huh Huh, Teenage baby, Bad man, Yes Sir that's my baby, Today's Teardrops and Heaven is my woman's love. There were many other singles amd albums and he was to become the major seller on the Festival Records label.
Col, Keith and their sister Carol, under the guidance of big brother Kevin, built up their ATA booking agency and studio to become one of Australia's leading promoters even as we speak. Now called Kevin Jacobson Promotions they have taken over a little from where Lee Gordon left off as importers of interntional talent and Broadway shows.
Col Joye and the Joyboys performed right up until he fell out of a tree whilst pruning it in the early 1990's. This accident left him unable to put any real time into his performing and he consequently retired. He never tried for international success although went to Japan and Asia for shows .
After J O'K he was the next to have No.1 records and his Superstar popularity cannot be questioned. He will always be remembered for his easy smiling presence on stage and for his part in the pioneering of Australia's music industry.