25 Sep 2020

Remembering the musician's musician Max Merritt

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 25 September 2020

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Max Merritt - of Max Merritt and the Meteors - has died in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 79.

Born in Christchurch in 1941, Max Merritt's best known for his 1975 hit Slipping Away.

Tonight Karyn speaks with the author of New Zealand's rock and roll bible Stranded in Paradise, John Dix, about his memories of Max Merritt and his career that stretched all the way back to the very beginning of rock and roll in New Zealand .

Max Merritt, 1973. Photo courtesy AudioCulture.

Max Merritt, 1973. Photo: Courtesy AudioCulture