14 Jun 2016

Great New Zealand Album: Mark Williams by Mark Williams

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:21 pm on 14 June 2016

Today, the debut album from a shy, slight young lad from Dargaville whose high school band The Face achieved some notoriety, taking third place in a national Battle of the Bands contest.  His solo career was launched on the TV show "Free Ride."  That bought him to the attention of the wider public and led to a recording contract with EMI New Zealand which, in turn, resulted in the release of his self titled first album in 1975.  It stayed n the charts for 30 weeks  became the biggest New Zealand Pop/Rock album of the 70's.

Mark Williams speaks to us from Sydney this afternoon and the album's producer Alan Galbraith also joins us from Carterton.

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