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Hugh Lynn, New Zealand Concert Promoter

Hugh Lynn, New Zealand Concert Promoter

Playing tracks by

David Bowie, Abba, Fat Freddys Drop and Bob Marley & the Wailers.

This documentary looks back on the life of Hugh Lynn, a third generation entertainer – who’s enjoyed a long and varied career in the Australasian music industry. Lynn’s diverse occupations include motorcross rider, dancer, nightclub owner, band manager, and running Mascot recording studios. But he’ll always be best known as one of New Zealand’s most successful rock’n’roll promoters.

Lynn is credited with opened New Zealand’s first punk nightclub and then went on to work alongside international superstars such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.

His outdoor concerts broke attendance records and in 1988 he was recognised by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand with an award for his outstanding contribution to local music.

In this feature, Lynn reflects on his varied career as a “cultural entrepreneur” and discusses his role as manager of the band Herbs.

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