Hello Sailor Stories

Hello Sailor hit Hollywood, 1978-79

Hello Sailor’s debut album had gone gold and they had two Top 20 hits under their belt. The logical next step was Australia – that’s what every other NZ rock band had done. Instead, they went straight to Los Angeles in a bold bid for international success. Jeremy Templer was with them in LA for three months and tells the story.

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Prime evil rock

There’s an interesting assortment of people here tonight at Auckland’s Mainstreet nightclub. Philip Mills, relatively new to this type of terror, watches the back-slapping, hand-shaking and greasing in general; friends old and new pop in to re-introduce themselves; the odd groupie makes a play here and there; and the city’s celebrities come and go with words of wisdom and congrats.

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