Story: Popular music

Mr Lee Grant, 1968 (1st of 2)

Mr Lee Grant, 1968

Mr Lee Grant (the stage name of Bogdan Kominowski) was hugely popular in New Zealand in the late 1960s. In 1966 he became the resident vocalist on C'mon, a pop-music television show, which made him a household name. His third single, 'Thanks to you', won the 1967 Loxene Golden Disc Award. Grant moved to England in 1968, where he pursued a film career under his own name. Here he is pictured with some fans, probably in Levin, in 1968, not long before he left New Zealand.

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - New sounds, late 1950s and 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014