Story: Popular music

Lifebuoy hit parade

Lifebuoy hit parade

In 1946 New Zealand's first hit parade filled the radio airwaves. The Lifebuoy hit parade (from 1955 the Lever hit parade) was broadcast on ZB stations each week. The pop records featured were chosen by the show's producers from US and British music charts and record samples. 

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - Wartime music and early recording, 1930s and 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014