5 Sep 2009

Ray Columbus on NZ Music Legacy Award

The surviving members of Ray Columbus And The Invaders are inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at Vector Arena in 2009. Dinah Lee stands behind Dave Russell, Billy Kristian and Ray Columbus.

The surviving members of Ray Columbus And The Invaders are inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, 2009. Dinah Lee stands behind Dave Russell, Billy Kristian and Ray Columbus. Photo: Courtesy: AudioCulture

The song Till We Kissed saw Ray Columbus and the Invaders win The first Loxene Golden Disk award in 1965. The Golden Disc was the forerunner to the NZ Music Awards - or Tuis - and in September 2009, Ray and the Invaders were named winners of a Legacy Award. Emma Smith talks to Ray Columbus about the honour.