This NZBC profile finds singer/songwriter Shona Laing as a 17-year-old in the seventh form (now year 13) at Hutt Valley High, distracted from study by an impending music career. Laing had shot to national prominence with her performances on the Studio One talent show, had a hit with her Henry Fonda-inspired single '1905' and supported American singer Lobo. She is already a guarded interviewee while her school mates are unsure what to make of her success. Lobo is effusive in his praise and there are performances of '1905' and Roberta Flack's 'Killing Me Softly'.
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Music Video, 1987
A later Shona Laing music video
Music Video, 1972
Shona Laing's breakthrough song
Television, 2001 (Excerpts)
More teenaged music making
Television, 1993 (Full Length)
Shona Laing appears in this doco
Television, 2002 (Excerpts and Excerpts)
Another school girl musician
Music Video, 1988
Shona Laing music video