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  1. Jon Stevens

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Upper Hutt-born singer Jon Stevens pulled off the remarkable feat of having consecutive number ones on the NZ Top 40 with his first two singles. 'Montego Bay' was the second of them (taking over from 'Jezebel' in January 1980). It was a cover of a one-off 1970 hit for Bobby Bloom, written for the second largest city in Jamaica — but the cut-out palm trees of the studio set were as close as Stevens and band got to the Caribbean. 'Montego Bay' stayed at the top of the chart for seven weeks and was voted 'Single of the Year' at the New Zealand Music Awards.

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Comments (4)

 Philip Monolagi

Philip Monolagi

Dennis Mason on sax?

 John

John

I used to love this song as a 10 year old, singing along to it on my transistor radio (2ZA manawatu) (hi tech in 1980) and a couple of years before my first walkman and tapes.

 Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

Hi John McCready, Danny Ryan here Kudos to you sir !!

 John McCready

John McCready

Excellent.

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