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Shona Laing's long musical career began with '1905', a song dedicated to Henry Fonda. At 17 years old, Shona took the song to second place on TV's New Faces in 1972, and in early 1973 it rose to number four on the NZ Top 10. This short live clip, thought to be filmed at Christchurch Town Hall, captures Shona in extreme close-up, serving to magnify the emotional intensity of the song. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a mimed performance; her voice is absolutely spot-on, and the crowd reacts with rapturous applause.

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 Carmel Savage

Carmel Savage

Wahine ataahua. x

 Jordyn Skye

Jordyn Skye

What an honour for my ears....thank you
In spirit

 Gavin Sprott

Gavin Sprott

Has to be one of the top female singer songwriter that NZ has ever had. I can remember working at Lower Hutt railway station we she came in to book her car on the ferry to Picton. It was just after this song took off boy was I jealous as we were the same age which I worked out due to the song but I bought her first album - whispering afraid - which I still have on cassette I use overboard - one of her later songs - as my ringtone



I had just arrived in Auckland when I saw her singing 1905 on NZTV - it was love at first sight. I have this song on my ear-pod.

 N Curtis

N Curtis

Genius before her time
Relaxing with a message

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