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Stranded in paradise : New Zealand rock and roll, 1955 to the modern era

Author: John Dix
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Penguin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev edView all editions and formats
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Charting the amazing and sometimes hilarious course of Kiwi music since the first rock and roll recording in 1955, this is history loud and proud. Including new chapters on the impact of rap and hip hop, the coming of age of the local recording industry and the international success of Kiwi musicians from Neil Finn and Bic Runga to The Datsuns and Scribe.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dix
ISBN: 0143019538 9780143019534
OCLC Number: 63692850
Notes: Previous edition: Wellington, N.Z. : Paradise Publications, 1988.
Includes index.
Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Stranded in Paradise : 1955 --
Johnny Cooper : a reluctant pioneer --
The devil's music rocks Godzone --
Others in the spout --
The forces of righteousness --
The southern invasion --
Meteor strike --
Sitting in the rain : the beat boom --
A decade of the La De Das --
Swinging in the 60s --
The boom goes pop --
The Fourmyula for success --
The age of banality --
The underground movement --
The Wellington city mission --
Bruno's thing --
Surviving the 70s --
The beginning of the Enz --
Art or rock'n'roll? --
Dragon tales --
Trooping the colours --
Kiwi rock comes of age --
Short-haired rock and roll --
Toy Love --
The strange tale of Misex --
True colours --
Turns of the decade --
Kiwi connections --
See ya later, Sailors --
Rise of the new independents --
Sounds of the south --
Slipping into the mainstream --
An optimistic Dude --
Enz of an era --
Light of the Pacific --
How bizarre --
Generally electric --
World famous in New Zealand --
Epilogue : stranded in Paradise 2005 --
APRA Silver Scroll --
Chart listings.
Responsibility: John Dix.

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Charting the amazing and sometimes hilarious course of Kiwi music since the first rock and roll recording in 1955, this is history loud and proud. Including new chapters on the impact of rap and hip hop, the coming of age of the local recording industry and the international success of Kiwi musicians from Neil Finn and Bic Runga to The Datsuns and Scribe.

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