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  1. Part one of two from this full length awards show.

  2. Part two of two from this full length awards show.

  3. The credits for this awards show.


The NZ Music Awards ceremony now fills Auckland’s Vector Arena and is a major social and music industry event – but in 1978 the awards were broadcast in this 16 September Ready to Roll special cobbling together finalists at Avalon Studios. Stu (“Nice One”) Dennison is the host (in brown overalls); and there are performances from John Rowles, newcomer Sharon O’Neill, the Roger Fox Big Band, Hello Sailor, Toni Williams and Golden Harvest (who feature teeth picking lead guitar in best Hendrix style). Just two awards are covered here: for single and album of the year.

Credits (4)

 Airdre McEwen
 Stu Dennison
 Graham Ridding

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Classic Kiwi-Classic time- Go Sharon !!! :)

 Geore Magoulas

Geore Magoulas

do u have a clip with a band called Torpedo Gene

 John McCready

John McCready

Sharon O'Neill is one great song writer. Great to hear her again with this country orientated gem.

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In the last 12 months I seem to have heard a lot of comment about the inactivity of recording local talent in New Zealand. Well, I think that everyone in New Zealand tonight can see that the industry is very much alive and well.