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Sunday - Don McGlashan

Television (Excerpts) – 2003

Don McGlashan began his career as a restless teenage French horn player. He started to thrive in the post-punk era, writing iconic songs with Blam Blam Blam, mixing theatre and music with The Front Lawn and composing for film and TV, before forming The Mutton Birds in 1991. This episode of Sunday traverses McGlashan's life as he launches his belated solo career. Friends like Dave Dobbyn and Mike Chunn wax lyrical about McGlashan's talents, and snippets from his 2003 Auckland Festival show at the St James Theatre demonstrate why he is so beloved in Kiwi music history.

He's a wordsmith, he's the best we've ever had but I think he also knows what people are...where they come from, what they like to hear, what they need to hear.
– Music advocate Mike Chunn on songwriter and musician Don McGlashan

Key Cast & Crew

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Don McGlashan

Subject

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Dave Dobbyn

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John Hudson

Reporter

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Brett Cammell

Producer

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Max Adams

Executive Producer

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Chris Bailey

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