21 Jun 2016

The Great New Zealand Album

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:16 pm on 21 June 2016
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Hello Sailor: L-R Ricky Ball, Harry Lyon, Graham Brazier, Dave McArtney, Lisle Kinney Photo: Supplied

Today's Great New Zealand Album is the classic debut from one for our most successful and ground-breaking bands.  Their 1977 release chartered new territory in Kiwi Music and, coupled with a unique promotional concept, helped to make Hello Sailor and it's individual members household names in this country.  An attempt to crack the American Market came oh so close, but paved the way for many Kiwi acts to follow.

It is unfortunate and most regrettable that we have, now, a limited number of Hello Sailor band members to talk to with following the untimely deaths of both Dave McArtney in April 2013 and Graham Brazier less than 18 months later.

founding member Harry Lyon talks to Jon Bridges about making that album.

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