Story: Recording companies and studios

Rock 'n' roll single, 1962 (1st of 2)

Rock 'n' roll single, 1962

The explosive popularity of rock ’n' roll music from the late 1950s gave a massive boost to the New Zealand recording industry. Locally produced records sold in large numbers. This is the sleeve for the 1962 hit single 'Breaking up is hard to do', performed by Hamilton band the Satellites and recorded by Kiwi Records. In the 21st century the Satellites continued playing regularly, retaining most of their original lineup.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-PHONO-Covers-Extra-1962-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of Kiwi Pacific Records

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Recording companies and studios - Homegrown hits, 1950s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014