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Auckland Town Hall is one of the city's architectural successes.
The 10th Commonwealth Games, held in Christchurch in January 1974, was an odd coupling of 1970s cosmic harmony and cut-throat competition. The song that caught the mood of this was Steve Allen’s ‘Join together’.
Google map showing location of forty years of NZ rock music festivals
Tex Morton was a Kiwi country and western singer, also known as the ‘Yodelling Boundary Rider’. A prolific songwriter and recorder, as well as hypnotist and whip-cracker, his pioneering style eventually led him to Hollywood, and the Australasian Country Music Awards Hands of Fame.
Tex Morton was a Kiwi country and western singer, also known as the ‘Yodelling Boundary Rider’.
Biography of photographer and musician Frank Hofmann
Frank Hofmann (1916-1989) was an influential photographer, both commercially and artistically, introducing interwar European modernist ideas and practices into New Zealand
Mavis Rivers was a notable cabaret and jazz singer, who attained success in Hollywood, where she recorded for major record labels
Mavis Rivers was a notable cabaret and jazz singer, who attained success in Hollywood, where she recorded for major record labels
Douglas Lilburn was an influential composer and music teacher who inspired and promoted later generations of local composers.
Douglas Lilburn was an influential composer and music teacher who inspired and promoted later generations of local composers.
Oswald Cheesman and the Kiwi Concert Party
Oswald Cheesman was a pioneer of music radio broadcasting who directed the Kiwi Concert Party in the Second World War before helping to establish New Zealand's first national orchestra.
Cover of Rod Derrett's classic 1965 record, Rugby, racing and beer.
Big Day Out ticket from the 2008 festival. Headline acts included Rage Against The Machine, Bjork, Arcade Fire, LCD Sound System, Dizzee Rascal and Carl Cox.
Housetrucking family at the 1983 Brown Trout music festival near Dannevirke
Accommodation for some of the more than 65,000 people who attended the Nambassa festival at Golden Valley, near Waihi in January 1979
The colourful main stage and the 1979 Nambassa festival
Newspapers and magazines were largely positive in their reporting of the 1973 Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival, although those of a tabloidbent tended to focus on the nudity rather than the festival itself.
From the The Beatles and Rolling Stones to Tom Jones NZ had an extraordinary exposure to contemporary singers and groups at the height of their success in the 1960s

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