Auckland band The Merseymen being filmed for an unknown show. On the left is drummer Jett Rink, later known to the nation under his real name Dylan Taite.
Christchurch's Dinah Lee, whose 1964 hits 'Do The Bluebeat' and 'Don't You Know Yokomo' were the biggest selling local singles of the year. She would go on to become a huge star in Australia where she still performs.
The Avengers and The Top Shelf together in the latter's hometown, Whanganui, in 1968
Auckland band Harvest c.1972: Mike Harvey (rear), John McGuire (front), Lynn Williams and Jim Hall. Lynn is better known in recent years as Linn Lorkin while both Mike and Jim went on to have stellar careers as writers and producers. The band played at Barbara Doyle's Ranch House and at Tommy Adderly's Granny's in Durham lane.
An early 1960s publicity shot for singer Jim McNaught
Johnny McCormick was a stalwart of the Wellington scene, seen here with Sounds Unlimited. John still plays in Palmerston North.
The Pleasers (not to be confused with the Australian PleaZers) were a mix of Aucklanders and Wellingtonians, albeit based in the capital. Amongst their number was Roger Skinner (later of The Motivation) and Max Thomson, a noted photographer in future decades.
Christchurch band The Secrets with Gary Thain, later of UK band Uriah Heep, second from right
Tom Thumb were one of the most highly rated bands in the Wellington live scene throughout their late 1960s career. They also had a reputation as the "bad boys" of the city's live circuit.