Kōrero: Popular music

'Down the hall on Saturday night'

'Down the hall on Saturday night'

Peter Cape's song 'Down the hall on Saturday night' (first recorded in 1960) immortalised the 1950s social tradition of dancing in the local hall on a Saturday night (pictured). Along with Cape's song 'Taumarunui', 'Down the hall' became a New Zealand folk icon. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (Inc) (PAColl-4952)
Reference: PAColl-4952-06-001

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - New recordings and genres, early 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/42633/down-the-hall-on-saturday-night (accessed 11 August 2020)

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