Story: Popular music

The Howard Morrison Quartet, 1960

The Howard Morrison Quartet was a music and comedy act from Rotorua who took their music throughout the country and overseas. They were well known for covers and parodies, as well as original songs, and their act was very polished. Leader Howard Morrison's stage presence and consummate skill as an entertainer assured him a solo career after the quartet disbanded in 1965. Here the quartet covers the famous Vera Lynn song 'The white cliffs of Dover'.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 103. National Film Unit, 1960

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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