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Just Us at the Cave Rock Hotel, Sumner, Christchurch  —  
Kevin Powell (Bass), Paul Humphries (Drums), Paul Talbot (Rhythm Guitar), Dixon McIvor (Vocals), Paul Muggleston (Lead Guitar) and John Campbell (Keyboards).

In 1973, coinciding with his engagement by Radio Avon as a DJ, Paul Muggleston joined up with a Christchurch pop group called Just Us which then consisted of .....
Peter Talbot (Vocals), Paul Talbot (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), Bevis Thompson (Bass Guitar), Ian Smylie (Lead Guitar) and Murray Wright (Drums), and they had released a single on the Master label in 1969 — "We're Still Alone"/"Hippy Hippy Shake".

During their time several line-up changes occurred with Kevin Powell replacing Bevis Thompson on bass guitar and Radio Avon DJ Paul Muggleston assuming lead guitar and vocal duties after Ian Smylie left.  Paul had previously played with the Dynamics and the Secrets.  On drums, Dave Olsen replaced Murray Wright for short while, before he was replaced by Paul Humphries.  This combination continued for a couple of years until Dixon McIvor was invited to join the group as lead vocalist along with another Radio Avon DJ, John Campbell on keyboards.  That line-up remained in place until Paul departed for Sydney, Australia in 1977.  The group played regularly at the Shirley Lodge Motor Hotel, Cave Rock, Imperial and Aranui Hotels - with occasional jaunts to do out-of-town shows at the likes of Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook by special arrangement.  Sadly no live recordings from this period are known to exist.