Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RIU flashback....

Author/broadcaster Chris Bourke pulled out a wee gem from the archives for Rip It Up's birthday celebrations - a list of the 50 most important people in NZ music, dating back to RIU's June/July 2003 issue.

It makes for fascinating reading, if only to see how many of the names have now departed the music scene, which Chris hinted at in the title of his post, "50 Ways to Leave an Industry." A number of the bands listed are no longer around, like D4 or Nesian Mystik, or labels like FMR or BMG.

And then there's the odd sight of Helen Clark and Judith Tizard on there. Can't think of any of the current lot of pollies who would make the list today.

Someone should have a go at doing an updated version of this list.

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