This episode of Musical Chairs tells the story of Max Merritt, as a teenager playing guitar in Christchurch dance halls in the late 50s, through to his life as one of the pivotal figures in New Zealand rock during the 1960s, and his international career which continues today. The man who wrote 'Slipping Away' is now based in Australia where earlier this year he embarked on a hugely successful tour and played gigs with the great Ray Charles and Wilson Picket.
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