Jonathan Kelly

Jonathan Kelly (born July 8, 1947) is an Irish singer/songwriter who was active between the late 1960s and mid-1970s. He first emerged in beat combo The Boomerangs, which issued the single “Dream World” on Pye in 1966. He was next found in the momentary trio Humpy Bong, which also featured ex-Bee Gee Colin Petersen and original Smile vocalist Tim Staffell. The threesome put out one single — “Don’t You Be Too Long” / “We’re Alright Till Then” — on Parlophone in 1970. That same year, the label issued Kelly’s eponymous debut solo album. This was followed by four albums on RCA Victor between 1972 and 1975.


  • Jonathan Kelly (1970)
  • Twice Around the Houses (1972)
  • Wait Till They Change the Backdrop (1973)
  • …Waiting on You (1974 • Jonathan Kelly’s Outside)
  • Two Days in Winter (1975)

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