SPIN Doctor had a call this week from 78-year-old Aussie muso John Greenan, former sax player in rock legend Johnny O’Keefe’s band the Dee Jays, but more importantly the co-writer, 53 years ago, of the song that gave O’Keefe his nickname, The Wild One. Greenan has recently hung up the music teaching boots he has been wearing in Sydney for decades, but informs SD that he is still playing in a local big band. If that gig isn’t a great payer, at least he has his ‘‘super’’, as he calls it, to rely on; not something that most working musos can look forward to. Since 1987, when Greenan discovered his name had been left off the songwriting credits of a compilation album featuring The Wild One, he has been collecting royalty cheques from across the world. The song has been used in a multitude of movies, television shows and ads for TV and radio, as well as being recorded by many artists. It was used recently in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. All of this has become a nice and regular little earner for the mild-mannered horn player, who penned the song with fellow Dee Jay David Owens, in a half-hour fuelled by bourbon and Coke, in 1958. Its latest exposure was particularly pleasing to Greenan. Iggy Pop, the grandaddy of punk petulance, performed his version, retitled Real Wild Child when he released it in 1986, just a few weeks ago on American Idol. Given that about 30 million people watched it, it would be no surprise to see the Iggster’s treatment going the way of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in its post-Glee chart frenzy. That, in turn, will keep the royalties flowing in for the man who wrote it. Nice one, John. SPIN Doctor was amused last week, as were many, to discover rather compromising shots on the net of Crowded House supremo Neil Finn ogling near-naked pop diva Lady Gaga at one of her shows last year. The pics weren’t real, but were generated digitally by a certain Liam Finn as a prank. This became clear when, on his Facebook page, Neil’s musical son placed himself in another shot of the Gagster, with her in a similar state of undress. Wacky, those Finns. In further developments Finn dad and mum, Neil and Sharon, are about to take the stage together in their new venture, the Pajama Club. This combo, named after the couple’s late-night jam sessions at their studio in Auckland, has just recorded an album, due for release in August. It features the Crowded House man on drums as well as guitars, keyboards and vocals, while Sharon takes on bass and vocals. The live line-up, which also includes multi-instrumentalist Sean Donnelly and former Grates drummer Alana Skyring, plays a handful of Australian dates before heading off to the US where, among other shows, they will be playing at their friends Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts. Also on that bill is Liam Finn. Wacky.