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Streets of Laredo - performed by John Grenell

Television (Excerpts) – 1985

As part of a 25 Years of Television in New Zealand concert, Kiwi country music great John Grenell returns to his 1964 single ‘Streets of Laredo’. The classic cowboy song has inspired cover versions, parodies and reinventions over more than a century. Grenell dedicates this 1985 performance to “the late and the great Mr Tex Morton” — the Kiwi showman and country music star had passed away two years earlier. Grenell himself was taking an extended layoff from recording; three years later he released album Silver, followed by his beloved version of  'Welcome to Our World'.

...this evening we pay tribute to the late and the great Mr Tex Morton.
– John Grenell introducing his performance

Key Cast & Crew

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Malcolm Kemp

Director

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Graham Ridding

Sound

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Keith Catchpole

Technical Director

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Dean Cato

Production Designer

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Howard Anderson

Lighting

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John Neill

Sound