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Country Calendar - Daggy and the Dickheads

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1982

Band bio of Daggy and the Dickheads

There are many routes to rock’n’roll fame, but coming from Taihape — mythical home of Fred Dagg — and calling your band Daggy and the Dickheads is one of the more unlikely. After playing air guitar at a woolshed party late in 1980, two sets of farming brothers — Mark and Paul Kennedy, Tim and Dan McCartin — joined forces with a neighbour and ex-pro musician, Neil Mickleson, and lived out a dream that lasted nearly three years. The band was no novelty act: those who saw the Dickheads never forgot their energetic shows and original “high country rock”.

- Chris Bourke is Content Director of NZ On Screen's sister site AudioCulture, and author of award-winning book Blue Smoke.   

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