STAGES: The Cabana ..National Radio

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STAGES: The Cabana ..National Radio
01 January 1970 |


Stages: The Cabana

         Originally aired on                Radio NZ National Music,           Saturday 26 April 2014

In the 1970s New Zealand rock and pop bands could appear on a circuit of either DB or Lion Brewery pubs around the country, playing dozens of venues on a single tour, and sometimes even playing a run of shows at each venue.

The Cabana in Napier hosted Th’ Dudes for a four-night stand in 1979, and is one of the few venues from that era that is a live music venue today. The late Ian Morris, guitarist and songwriter for Th’ Dudes, helped reopen the Cabana in 2008. Anthonie Tonnon visits Napier to talk about the Cabana then and now, starting with The Eastern’s Adam McGrath.

Duration:  16′ 51″