27 May 2012

Blue Smoke: Christchurch After Hours

From Blue Smoke, 12:02 pm on 27 May 2012

Before Ray Columbus and Max Merritt, who were the musical legends in Christchurch? Which New Zealand musician was told by Frank Sinatra to “Come to Hollywood”?

Chris Bourke looks at the music that emerged from Christchurch between the 1940s and the early 1960s. The programme includes several rare recordings from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives.