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Nothing But Dreams - performed by Tina Cross

Television (Excerpts) – 1979 - 1985

Featured here are two performances of 'Nothing But Dreams' by Tina Cross. The first sees Cross in sequins at the 1979 Pacific Song Contest held in the Christchurch Town Hall, with a global television audience estimated at 50 million. Cross was 20; she'd first sung on TV at age 16. Carl Doy's composition took away the top prize for Best Song, against entries from six other countries. The second clip is from a 1985 Michael Fowler Centre special, celebrating 25 years of television in New Zealand. By now Cross was in new wave duo Koo De Tah. That year they scored an Australian Top 10 hit with 'Too Young for Promises'. 

...is it nothing but dreams, nothing but imagination? Is it a fantasy, or is it something more?
– Lyrics from 'Nothing But Dreams'

Key Cast & Crew

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Tina Cross


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Malcolm Kemp

Director - both clips

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John Hayden

Presenter- first clip

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Dean Cato

Production Designer - Second clip

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Howard Anderson

Lighting - Second clip

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Ken Sudell

Producer - First clip