Chris Knox: Baby You're a Rich Man (1987)

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Chris Knox: Baby You're a Rich Man (1987)

It has been 15 years since Chris Knox had that debilitating stroke, and by coincidence it is almost 60 years since one of his favourite bands toured in New Zealand.

This month, this astonishing portrait of him by Dita Angeles is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Wellington.

It captures the sadness and resilience of a remarkable man.

As a small tribute we got this song out of our vaults.

It was included on the Frenzy compilation Let Me Take You Down . . . Under: A Celebration of Kiwi Artists Covering the Songs of the Beatles which we reviewed here.

Screenshot_2024_05_25_at_12.28.50_PMThere is a second volume out now and we cover it here.

Meantime though it is time to tip the hat to Chris Knox.

One of our finest artists across many genres from the visual arts and comix to music and film.

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For more on the work of Dita Angeles check her website here

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

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