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Peter Collins and his Deaconaires
Peter Collins (Lead Guitar), Brian Deacon (Rhythm Guitar), Trevor Hawke (Bass Guitar), Noel Cameron (Drums) and Adrienne Vincent (Piano)

 
 

UNIVERSAL S500a - Diamond Lil


UNIVERSAL S500b - Fire Devil

 

VIKING VS64a - Shortnin' Bread


VIKING VS64a - Tamiami

 
 

One of the smallest Kiwi record labels in the early 1960s must have been UNIVERSAL.  The company's first release featured two instrumentals by Ashburton group Peter Collins and his Deaconaires who recorded their original compositions Diamond Lil // Fire Devil for release as Universal S500 in 1960.  The group also provided backing for country singer Garner Wayne's disc debut   I Love The Land // The Blue Velvet Band on Universal S502 in 1960 - the disc was later released on Viking VS100 in 1962.  In November 1961 Peter Collins and his Deaconaires released Shortnin' Bread // Tamiami with Auckland Drummer Bob Milsom featuring at that stage.  Viking VS64 seems to mark the end of the group's recording career, and they split up in 1963.  These notes (enhanced) are largely by John Boyd, written for Cees Klop's Collector Records compilation  ’EARLY ROCK & ROLL FROM NEW ZEALAND’  Volumes 13/14 on CDCL 7759 A/B

 
 

Garner Wayne - I Love The Land - UNIVERSAL


Garner Wayne - The Blue Velvet Band - UNIVERSAL

 

Garner Wayne - I Love The Land - VIKING


Garner Wayne - The Blue Velvet Band - VIKING

 

 

Country Style Album


Side 1


Side 2


Album Back Cover