Dragon Profile

Nick Bollinger
2 May 2013

At their 1970s peak, they roared across Australasia, making music as fiery as their name, leaving a trail of bodies both alive and dead. But that is a long way from Dragon’s beginnings.

Taumaranui, population 6,000, is the hub of a sheep-farming community in New Zealand’s central North Island, where Todd Hunter and his younger brother Marc were born in the early 1950s. Their father was a weekend clarinettist and their part-Fijian mother played piano. While still at primary school, the brothers joined the family band: Todd on guitar, Marc drumming, and all four singing.

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Auckland, circa 1974: back - Marc Hunter, Neil Reynolds, Todd Hunter, front - Ivan Thompson and Ray Goodwin
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1974 Auckland University bio/flyer - only $1. Tod [sic] was a former member of 'Heavy Pork' and 'O.K. Dingy'.
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The Japanese single of 'Rain'
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Full concert - Dragon at Sydney Entertainment Centre, 1984
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Marc Hunter and Graham Brazier, Great Western Festival Jan 15, 1978
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Marc Hunter
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Marc Hunter in the mid-1970s. 
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April Sun In Cuba (Live at Rhythm & Vines Festival 2010)
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Are You Old Enough (Acoustic)
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Dragon in Auckland in the mid-1970s: Todd Hunter, Ray Goodwin, Neil Storey, Marc Hunter, Ivan Thompson
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Marc Hunter
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April Sun In Cuba
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April Sun In Cuba (Live at Sammy's Dunedin, August 2010)
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This Time
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Still In Love With You
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Are You Old Enough (live)
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Dragon around the time of the Class Reunion Tour, 1982: Marc Hunter, Todd Hunter, Kerry Jacobson, Robert Taylor (front) and Paul Hewson (rear).
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Rain
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Dick Frizzell's cover from Universal Radio
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Are You Old Enough
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Dragon sign to CBS
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Rain (Live at Rhythm & Vines Festival 2010)
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Dragon 1979, without Marc Hunter
Labels:

CBS


Polydor


Vertigo

Members:

Neil Storey - drums

Todd Hunter - bass, vocals

Marc Hunter - vocals

Ray Goodwin - guitar

Robert Taylor - guitar

Paul Hewson - keyboards, vocals

Alan Mansfield - guitar, keyboards

Terry Chambers - drums

Kerry Jacobson - drums

Mark Williams - vocals