Sharon O'Neill

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Sharon O'Neill - seen here presenting at the 1984 NZ Music Awards

Sharon O'Neill was born on November 23rd, 1952 in Nelson, New Zealand, and was a self-taught musician who started composing at an early age.  Sharon's first recordings were on the ODE Label in 1971 as Suitewater.  She moved to Christchurch in 1972 and joined up with local group Chapta.  Embarking on a solo touring career, she also recorded several albums, the most successful of which was Foreign Affairs in 1983 - and this include her major work Maxine.  After her CBS contract expired, she moved to the Polydor Label.  Sharon now lives in Sydney, Australia.  In 2014 SONY released WORDS The Very Best Of Sharon O'Neill.


Sharon O'Neill 1978

Sharon O'Neill Touring Group 1980
Sharon, Brent Thomas, Steve Garden, Dave Dobbyn and Clint Brown

SharonO'Neill with Chapta
Peter Gillette, Chris Fox, Sharon, Dick Whatson and Kevin Bayley

Sharon O'Neill 1979


Foreign Affairs - CBS 1983

Maxine - CBS BA223082

This Heart, This Song - CBS 1979


Sharon in Sydney 2017

Sharon O'Neill and Kids circa 1978

Sharon in Sydney 2017


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