9 Aug 2020

Pretty Girl: The biggest song of 1970

From Sunday Morning, 11:35 am on 9 August 2020

Wellington's self-described skiffle pop band Hogsnort Rupert were pleasantly surprised when they went gold with their wholesome 1970 hit 'Pretty Girl'. By the end of the year, the Peter Dawkins-produced tune was the highest-selling single in New Zealand, outdoing The Beatles' hit 'Let It Be', as well as scooping the Loxene Golden Disc Award. Founding member Dave Luther joins the show for a wander down memory lane.

 Hogsnort Rupert performing at the Loxene Golden Disc Awards, October 1970.

Hogsnort Rupert performing at the Loxene Golden Disc Awards, October 1970. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand