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(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy Shona Laing, Music Video – 1987

(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy

Shona Laing, Music Video – 1987

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Initially avoided by New Zealand radio stations — who in the same period, showed as little interest in playlisting Crowded House classic 'Don't Dream It's Over' — this became Shona Laing's biggest international single, in a career notable for stylistic change. '(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy' got to number two in NZ, and number 14 in the US rock charts. Here, the acoustic songbird of 1905 is recast as serious synth-pop singer, in a clip which mixes native beaches, brutalist architecture and poignant archival footage of the ill-fated US president.

Availability

Album and individual track available on Bandit.

Acknowledgements

Sony Music Entertainment Ltd