Backstage passes : the untold story of New Zealand's live music venues, 1960-1990

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New Holland, London : Sydney ; Auckland, p.192 (2018)



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Music Trade New Zealand 20th Century, music-halls New Zealand 20th Century, New Zealand social life and customs 20th century, popular music New Zealand History, Rock music New Zealand History


<p>"New Zealand music was made on beer-stained stages, in grimy toilets and smokey back rooms. Venues like Dunedin's Empire Tavern and the Gladstone hotel in Christchurch were the cradle for scenes that won worldwide acclaim, where idiosyncratic styles were forged and local legends made. Backstage Passes charts the stories of the country's most celebrated live music venues. In Church halls, on flat-bed trucks in dive bars and dance halls ; wherever there was a stage, there was a band. And where there was a band there was a story." publishers note</p>