Alan Moon


Alan Moon played his first gig at the age of 10 years old, in the music room at St Anne’s Catholic Primary in Manurewa. The nuns overheard him playing a piano rendition of a song he had heard on the radio the previous evening.

Despite being urged to take lessons, he didn’t stick with them, instead becoming a self-taught player and reader. With his keyboard and arranging skills he became a mainstay of top groups from the late 1960s, including Sons & Lovers, Littlejohn, BLERTA, Father Time, Fragments of Time and a later version of Think.

BLERTA kids show at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth on the first North Island tour, 1972. Corben Simpson (vocals), Bruno Lawrence (drums), Alan Moon (Hammond organ), Beaver vocals and Chris Seresin keyboards.
Photo credit: Photo by Helen Whiteford
Fragments of Time, 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Father Time, left to right: Alan Moon, Steve Grant, Don Bedgegood in front with Don Martin and Lindsay Brook sitting behind.
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Sons and Lovers, late 1960s (L-R): Scratch (Lyn) Rae, Alan (Moony) Moon, Kemp Tuirirangi, Ali Matthews, and Peter Leef. The bus - and Tuirirangi - would soon be inherited by BLERTA. 
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Alan Moon in BLERTA.
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Quincy Conserve and Father Time flyer, mid-70s, His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland.
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Sons and Lovers on the beach: Scratch Rhea, Kemp Tuirirangi, Peter Leef, Ali Matthews and Alan Moon.
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Fragments of Time, Hillcrest Tavern, July 1977. Left to right: Don Martin, Phil Smart, Alan Moon, Nick Hart, Steve Gilpin, Kevin Stanton.
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Sons & Lovers drummer Ali Matthews with Alan Moon at right.
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Father Time advertisement, Granny's, Hamilton.
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Alan Moon in Fragments of Time.
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Fragments of Time at Phil Smart's place, Hamilton, July 1977, with Alan Moon centre.
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BLERTA kids show at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth on the first North Island tour, 1972. Corben Simpson (vocals), Bruno Lawrence (drums), Alan Moon (Hammond organ), Beaver vocals and Chris Seresin keyboards.
Photo credit: Photo by Helen Whiteford
Sons and Lovers leave the bus behind and with new members evolve into Father Time. L to R: Peter Leef, Alan Moon (Moony), Phil Smart (Smarty), Lindsay Brook, Kevin Stanton and sound mixer Nick Hart, who was Alan’s partner.
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Father Time backstage at The Cabana Hotel 1973-74. L-R Don Martin, Lindsay Brook (both later of Mi-Sex), Steve Grant, Don Bedgegood, Alan Moon.
Father Time with Lindsay Brook (drums), Don Martin (bass), Alan Moon (keyboards).
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Sons & Lovers, live from the porch at Austin St, Wellington house, where they all lived. Alan Moon on keyboards.
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Sons & Lovers: Alan Moon, Kemp Tuirirangi, Peter Leef, Ali Matthews, and Scratch Rhea.
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Sons and Lovers promotional photo.
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Alan Moon, Corben Simpson and Tony Littlejohn circa 1971
BLERTA bus.
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The Nomads, early-mid 1960s, with Alan Moon at rear left.
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