27 May 2017

The Mixtape: Larry Morris

From RNZ Music, 4:05 pm on 27 May 2017

Singer and songwriter Larry Morris was the frontman of the iconic pop band Larry's Rebels back in the swinging '60s. The band released seven Top 20 records and toured with high-profile international acts before Larry quit in 1969.

Larry Morris

Larry Morris Photo: Grant Gillanders (Frenzy Music Productions)

Back in the 1960s, there was an incredibly competitive local pop scene in Aotearoa.

Bands like the La De Das, Max Merritt, Ray Columbus and Larry’s Rebels built massive fan bases playing club residencies, releasing hit singles and touring the country with top international acts who ignited hysteria and teenage mayhem.

Larry’s Rebels, fronted by vocalist Larry Morris, had an incredible run, releasing a string of popular songs that still remain pop perennials to this day.

Larry Morris plays a selection of songs that influenced him back in the day and shares with Trevor Reekie some wonderful anecdotes about the swinging 60’s in New Zealand.

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