SPINNING SPINNING SPINNING
The Simple Image – Spinning Spinning Spinning. New Zealand music – 1968. Loxene Golden Disc Award entry that narrowly missed winning to Allison Durbin’s big hit I Have Loved Me A Man. Spinning was a Number One single for two weeks in July 1968. The Simple Image had other hits with The Grooviest Girl in the World, and a cover of the Equals UK hit, Michael and the Slipper Tree.
SHOW YOUR LOVE
Shona Laing – Show Your Love. New Zealand Music – 1973. Gold record sales. Top four single. RATA Award winning artist. I do not own anything in this video. All copyright goes to it’s rightful owners. No copyright infringement is intended. Posted purely to ensure this treasure of the seventies is remembered.
TIL WE KISSED
Ray Columbus and the Invaders and their top 10 hit “Till we kissed”
SITTING IN THE RAIN
This is the New Zealand Underdogs most popular recording – Sittin’ In The Rain, a John Mayall song interpreted here by Murray Grindlay, vocals, Lou Rawnsley, lead guitar, Harvey Mann, rhythm guitar, Tony Walton, drums and Neil Edwards, longest serving original band member, on bass. On the strength of this recording, The Underdogs were included in the C’mon Tour of New Zealand.
Shane singing his number one 1969 New Zealand hit Saint Paul, written about Paul McCartney.
RAIN AND TEARS
Hi-Revving Tongues – Rain And Tears. New Zealand music – 1969. Number one hit single in November replacing Saint Paul by Shane at the top of the charts. This was a heyday for Kiwi artists with the week prior seeing a total of seven NZ acts in the Top Ten, Shane (2), The Hi-Revving Tongues (3), The Dedikation (4), Larry Morris (5), The Fourmyula (6), The Chicks (8) & The Simple Image (9). Rain And Tears was the groups biggest hit and was a cover of the Aphrodites Child song, whose lead singer was Demis Roussos. The Hi Revving Tongues went on to win the group award in the 1969 Loxene Golden Disc.
The Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band was formed in late 1972 by a bunch of Victoria University students. Their instruments included kazoo, tea chest bass and washboard. Their first gig of any note was at the Ngaruawahia Music Festival in 1973, but it took their 1973 ‘New Faces’ appearance, where they were finalists, to really kick off their career. With their ridiculous stage costumes, infectious humour, bouncy songs and Worboys’ foghorn voice, they couldn’t miss.
Jon Stevens – Montego Bay. New Zealand music – 1980. Number One hit single for seven weeks and was voted ‘Single of the Year’ at the 1980 New Zealand Music Awards. Montego Bay was Jon Stevens follow up single to the number one hit single Jezebel which Montego Bay knocked from the number one position in January 1980.
I SEE RED
Split Enz live @ Rod Laver Arena.
Hoki Mai · Prince Tui Teka
The Maori Album
℗ 2002 Ode Record Company – 2002
Released on: 2002-06-25
DANCE ALL AROUND THE WORLD
DAMN THE DAMN
John Hanlon – Damn The Dam. New Zealand music – 1973. Number five hit single. RATA Single of the Year Winner 1973. Protest song against the damning of Lake Manapouri for a hydro power station. I do not own anything in this video. All copyright goes to it’s rightful owners. No copyright infringement is intended. Posted purely to ensure this treasure of the seventies is remembered.
The Crocodiles evolved from the group Spats, releasing their first album Tears in 1980, which included the top 20 hit of the same name. Managed by one-time member of Split Enz, Mike Chunn, the pop band underwent numerous line-up changes in its short lifespan. At various times it included several members who went on to become household names, such as singer Jenny Morris and drummer and acting legend Bruno Lawrence, who was replaced by Ian Gilroy (The Swingers). The band called it a day in 1981.
MY SON JOHN
Rebels – My Son John. New Zealand music 1969. After Larry Morris left the popular NZ band Larry’s Rebels the band became simply the Rebels. Their first single My Son John went straight to number one. My Son John spent two weeks at the top of the charts in April keeping Fleetwood Mac from the top spot. The band relocated to Australia and released just one more single with no success and then disbanded in 1970. Band member Mal Logan went on to join the Little River Band.
Maria Dallas performing Tumblin’ Down (1967)
Bunny Walters – Brandy. New Zealand music – 1972. Top Ten hit in NZ peaking at number four in February 1972 (remained in top ten till April). Originally released by Scott English in 1971. Released by Barry Manilow in 1974 as ‘Mandy’. I do not own anything in this video. All copyright goes to it’s rightful owners. No copyright infringement is intended. Posted purely to ensure this treasure of the seventies is remembered.
Pretty Girl performed by Hogsnort Rupert at the Century Theatre Napier NZ, Nov 2010
YESTERDAY WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY LIFE
Mark Williams – 1981
Chur the bro.
Manu Rere (2015 Remastered Version) · Daphne Walker, Georgie & Ann, Bill Wolfgramm And His Islanders
South Sea Rhythm/ Melodies Of Maoriland (2015 Remastered version)
Released on: 1956-03-21
Author: Ee McKinley
Composer: Ee McKinley
Music Publisher: South Seas Publishing
GOOD MORNING MR ROCK ‘N ROLL
I HAVE LOVED ME A MAN
I GOT YOU
IF I ONLY HAD TIME
APRIL SUN IN CUBA
LET’S THINK OF SOMETHING
HOW IS THE AIR UP THERE
SHE’S A MOD
DO THE BLUEBEAT
THANKS TO YOU
OPO THE DOLPHIN
GOD DEFEND NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand National Anthem