HALF A CENTURY OF ORIGINAL NEW ZEALAND SONGS (2015): 50 Years of the Silver Scroll award

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HALF A CENTURY OF ORIGINAL NEW ZEALAND SONGS (2015): 50 Years of the Silver Scroll award

Looking back, 1965 was a watershed year in New Zealand popular music.

The snowball effect of the Beatles and the sound of British pop fuelled the local music scene and suddenly bands were everywhere and.

Accordingly, venues opened up to accommodate them.

It was significant that in '65 television also caught up with the game in the form of pop television shows (locally produced Let's Go had appeared in '64, Shindig imported from the US), and that year also saw the first Entertainer of the year Award (which over time and with changes morphed into the New Zealand Music Awards and the Loxene Golden Disc.

And, most importantly, '65 was the inaugural year of the Apra Silver Scroll, awarded to local songwriting talent.

Screen_shot_2015_06_30_at_7.51.25_PMThis year mark's the 50th anniversary of the Silver Scroll so it is time to look – and listen – back at the long list of previous winners. And where we can, we've provided the links for you to listen to the song. Some of the links are to the videos.

If you are looking to buy any of these New Zealand songs may we suggest you first try amplifier.co.nz


Year

Recipient(s)

Song

1965

Wayne Kent-Healey

Teardrops. 

1966

Ray Columbus

I Need You. 

1967

Roger Skinner

Let’s Think of Something. Hear the song here

1968

David Jordan

I Shall Take My Leave. 

1969

David Jordan

Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Hear the song here

1970

Wayne Mason

Nature. Hear the song here

1971

Corben Simpson

Have You Heard a Man Cry?. 

1972

Stephen Robinson

Lady Wakes Up. 

1973

Ray Columbus & Mike Harvey

Jangles, Spangles & Banners. 

1974

John Hanlon

Lovely Lady. Hear the song here

1975

John Hanlon

Windsongs. Hear the song here

1976

Mike Harvey

All Gone Away.

1977

Lea Maalfrid

Lavendar Mountain. Hear the song here

1978

Steve Allen

Why Do They?

1979

Sharon O’Neill

Face in a Rainbow.

1980

Paul Schreuder

You’ve Got Me Loving You.

1981

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1982

Stephen Young

I Can’t Sing Very Well.

1983

Stephen Bell-Booth

All I Want is You.

1984

Hammond Gamble

Look What Midnight’s Done To Me

1985

Malcolm Black & Nick Sampson

For Today. Hear the song here

1986

Tony Waine

Abandoned By Love. Hear the song here

1987

Dave Dobbyn

You Oughta Be In Love. Hear the song here

1988

Shona Laing

Soviet Snow. Hear the song here

1989

Stephen Bell-Booth

Hand It Over. 

1990

Guy Wishart

Don’t Take me for Granted. Hear the song here

1991

Rikki Morris

Heartbroke. Hear the song here

1992

Shona Laing

Mercy of Love. Hear the song here

1993

Dave Dobbyn

Belle of the Ball.

1994

Don McGlashan

Anchor Me. Hear the song here

1995

Mark Tierney, Paul Casserly & Anthony Ioasa

Sweet Disorder. Hear the song here

1996

Bic Runga

Drive. Hear the song here

1997

Greg Johnson

Liberty. Hear the song here

1998

Dave Dobbyn

Beside You. Hear the song here

1999

Bill Urale

Reverse Resistance. Hear the song here

2000

Chris Knox

My Only Friend. Hear the song here

2001

Neil Finn

Turn and Run. Hear the song here

2002

Che Ness & Godfrey de Grut

Misty Frequencies. Hear the song here

2003

Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau & Feleti Strickson-Pua

For The People. Hear the song here

2004

Malo Luafutu & Peter Wadams

Not Many. Hear the song here

2005

Dann, Jon & Peter Hume

It’s Too Late. Hear the song here

2006

Don McGlashan

Bathe In The River. Hear the song here, you need to scroll down, this is the only version of it Elsewhere can find.

2007

Brooke Fraser

Albertine. Hear the song here

2008

Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris

One Day. Hear the song here

2009

James Milne & Luke Buda

Apple Pie Bed. Hear the song here

2010

Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers & Aaron Short

Young Blood. Hear the song here

2011

Dave Baxter

Love Love Love. Hear the song here

2012


Stephanie Brown

Everything To Me. Hear the song here

2013

Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little

Royals. Hear the song here

2014

Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson

Walk (Back To Your Arms). Hear the song here

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