18 Feb 2012

Leo De Castro Part 1: Rock My Soul on Musical Chairs

From Musical Chairs, 2:00 pm on 18 February 2012
Leo de Castro

Leo de Castro Photo: supplied.

Lauded as New Zealand's answer to Little Richard when he was barely a teenager, Leo de Castro crossed the Tasman in 1969. There he won pride of place among the most respected singers of his time.

The elusive and often reclusive singer had recording success with his bands King Harvest, Friends and funk unit the Johnny Rocco Band while remaining largely unknown in his home country.

Photo: Leo De Castro circa 1971 (Newman collection).

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