The past six decades of music making in New Zealand have seen countless moments of brilliance – the odd questionable fashion choice and a legacy of outstanding artists – songs – albums and live shows that continue to resonate to this day..
(ed:..this must be a must-visit! for anyone with even a peripheral interest in music/the cultural history of nz ..)
Along the way cameras have often been there to record the event.
The following represent some of the shows – specials and documentaries that have captured a slice of Kiwi music history.
As part of the Volume experience exhibition visitors will have the chance to step on to a re-creation of the set of C’Mon – a TV show that brought the hits of the day into New Zealand living rooms during the late 1960s.
A monochrome frenzy of special effects – pop art sets – go-go girls and choreographed musicians – the show was hosted by a somewhat groovy Peter Sinclair.
This episode features appearances from The Chicks – Mr Lee Grant and Ray Woolf and opens with Sinclair exclaiming ‘Hi Swingers – come on in – the music’s fine’.