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Join Together - performed by Steve Allen

Television (Excerpts) – 1985

The 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games were a huge event for New Zealand, and for local television (they helped launch colour telly). The Games needed a song; young performer Steve Allen was commissioned to provide it, after winning a 1973 contest on music show Studio One. The catchy song became synonymous with the event, and a huge hit; later it was reprised to promote the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Here Allen performs the song at a 1985 gala celebrating 25 years of Kiwi television: belting out the "peace and love" message, backed by a large choir and orchestra.

The games are for the fostering of peace and love.
– Lyrics from the song

Key Cast & Crew

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Malcolm Kemp

Director

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Howard Anderson

Lighting

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Dean Cato

Production Designer

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Keith Catchpole

Technical Director

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John Neill

Sound

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Graham Ridding

Sound