Kōrero: Popular music

Shona Laing, '1905'

A teenaged Shona Laing was one of the contestants in the 1972 television talent show New faces. She came second and her debut song '1905' and album Whispering afraid became nationwide hits the following year, when she collected two trophies at the New Zealand music awards. Watch Laing sing '1905' before an audience at the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972.

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - Pop-music scene, 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/42650/shona-laing-1905 (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Bourke, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014