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The Popco Special Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974 Music

The Popco Special

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974 Music

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Bunny is here on the island where we live and Tony Wood comes over to sing with him. Being in Australia so far from home is hard but our island is like NZ in the 50's and that is some compensation.
Seeing Christchurch in its former glory is wonderful.

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor 5 Jun 2014 - 01.25pm

Great show for its time ! Enjoyed the Rockinghorse / Mark Williams segments . Great NZ artists !

Maggie Parnell

Maggie Parnell 28 Oct 2013 - 12.37pm

That Chicken Train was a sight reading nightmare. I got there but God knows how. Thanks to Leo Fender and a stiff Jim Dunlop pick.. eekk..

Nev Claughton

Nev Claughton 26 Sep 2013 - 08.29pm

OMG just found this clip - I was a Maggie Burke Dancer - would also love to know if the Loxene Golden Disc Awards film is still available.

Lynley Welsh

Lynley Welsh 14 Apr 2013 - 06.48pm

Great stuff; no budget but plenty of real talent. Excellent to be reminded of what genuine class acts Steve Gilpin and Marc Williams were.


Slammerworm1 12 Feb 2013 - 09.23am

Wow Pop Co was pretty happening for 1974 !.
Interesting David McPhail producer.
Avalon could have learnt a thing or two from this, i meen RTR was GR8, but this is better.
Loved part 3 showing ChCh in one piece with the dancers, and Space Waltz in colour and the complete clip, and Wellington rockers Rockinghorse.
Do NZOS have any Loxene Golden Disc Awards film or is it all lost or dumped.
Thanks for the classic gold NZOS, oh and the NZBC colour is Fab !. ;-)


thevisitor 7 Nov 2011 - 12.45am

Nev you are still cool :-)

Artist Cat

Artist Cat 19 Jun 2011 - 12.44am

What a great clip of the Chapa in Hagley Park - Dick Watson a great singer now lives in Aus (still singing).
I really hope they haven't destroyed the older Popco episodes - I want to see clips of Link (Only time Could Let Us Know) and Ticket (Mr Music).

Artist Cat

Artist Cat 19 Jun 2011 - 12.42am

Claire Raine now lives in Melbourne Australia - She would love to make return tour to NZ

Robert Olsen

Robert Olsen 7 Jun 2011 - 11.13am

fantastic footage. Steve Gilpin as I have never seen him before - those platform heels!! Unreel, RIP.. xoxooxoxox

Marie Picone

Marie Picone 24 May 2011 - 12.53pm

Hayden Wood now lives on the Gold Coast Aust. Still has a great voice !

Grant Quinn

Grant Quinn 5 Mar 2011 - 03.23pm

Chris Grosz dressed as santa...what was i thinking

chris grosz

chris grosz 28 Feb 2011 - 11.38pm

old mates on there, rip to a couple of them, great memories wish they were still gigging fortunate that i still am.

barry smith

barry smith 24 Feb 2011 - 03.43pm

Who was the singer from Waiheke Island that appeared on the same 1974 show of New Faces as Space Waltz?? Grant something I seem to remember


PeteB 23 Feb 2011 - 02.37pm

I've just seen myself playing my 63 P Bass. Sold it in the UK along with the memories. Dang!@!

Some really nice hair there. Wished I still had mine.

Nev Claughton

Nev Claughton 21 Feb 2011 - 11.19pm

Living in Melbourne now but was touring with different band's i.e Red Hot Pepper's, Swellsfoot Assembly in 74, Backed Bunny Walter's up North in the early 70's and played the same gig's with Father time as they where known before they where MiSex. Fantastic to see this old footage.

Paul Baxter

Paul Baxter 20 Feb 2011 - 02.26am

That's Hayden Wood singing and hosting the first part.

Peter Bain-Hogg

Peter Bain-Hogg 20 Feb 2011 - 01.03am

Brilliant! Amazing to see this again. NZBC had just commissioned colour cameras in time for The Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to the artistes and production team in that wonderful city!

peter grattan

peter grattan 19 Feb 2011 - 06.38pm

Heyden Wood.

Brent Parlane

Brent Parlane 19 Feb 2011 - 06.11pm

Who is the first singer on "I'm a Train"?

Glen Moffatt

Glen Moffatt 18 Feb 2011 - 05.34pm

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