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Number One Hits: 1960 - 1969

Songs by New Zealand artists were rare in the charts in the early 1960s; it would be April 1967 before a New Zealand act made it to the top, when The La De Das had a number one hit with ‘Hey Baby’. With television being a new arrival in the decade, on screen footage was also rare — but in this Spotlight we've rounded up six of the 10 local number one hits of the 60s. Mr Lee Grant was a dominant force (appearing twice here), Shane spent six weeks at number one with ‘Saint Paul’, and the chart toppers also include a clip of John Rowles' first number one, ‘M’Lady’.