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Ray Columbus : the Modfather : life and times of a rock 'n' roll pioneer

Author: Ray Columbus; Margie Thomson
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of pioneers of modern music in New Zealand, Ray Columbus began his career in 1959 at the tender age of 17. After more than four decades at the top of the New Zealand entertainment industry as a singer, songwriter, bandleader and TV star, and having penned such classics such as 'She's a Mod' [actually, he didn't write 'She's A Mod'] and 'Till We Kissed', Ray is well and truly a household name. Surprisingly,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ray Columbus; Ray Columbus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Columbus; Margie Thomson
ISBN: 9780143206576 0143206575
OCLC Number: 724136170
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ray began his music career in 1959 at the age of 17. This is the account of his life in music --
stardom, reflections on the music industry, and his ongoing influence. A candid memoir, a snapshot of a bygone era, and a great read.
Responsibility: Ray Columbus with Margie Thomson.

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The Modfather is the first authorised account of Ray Columbus's unique life in music - growing up in the 1950s, early days as a teenage bandleader, stardom at home and abroad, rubbing shoulders with  Read more...

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