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Rip It Up - performed by Tom Sharplin

Television (Excerpts) – 1985

Tom Sharplin was the face of rock'n'roll revival in 1970s and 80s New Zealand. In 1980 his group won Group of the Year, and soon after they featured in popular TV show Rock Around the Clock. Here, for the finale of a gala to celebrate 25 years of Kiwi television, he performs rock classic 'Rip it Up' (first made famous via Little Richard, and later inspiration for the name of the NZ music mag). "Shag it on down to the union hall" run the lyrics; Sharplin — with help from Ray Columbus, Ray Woolf and many more — swings his hips and rips, shakes, rocks and rolls up the Michael Fowler Centre.

Key Cast & Crew

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Tom Sharplin

Performer

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Ray Columbus

Performer

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Ray Woolf

Performer

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Malcolm Kemp

Director

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Keith Catchpole

Technical Director

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Graham Ridding

Sound

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