Story: Popular music

Dance at the Taita Youth Club, 1958

Rock 'n' roll emerged in New Zealand in the mid-1950s and was immediately taken up by teenagers hungry for new sounds not sanctioned by their parents and radio programmers. These teenagers are dancing at the Taita Youth Centre in 1958. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - Rock ’n’ roll and the Howard Morrison Quartet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014