Trevor King  QSM

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Full Name:  Trevor King (Master)
Born:  February 15th, 1924
Hometown:  Christchurch
Early Days:  Icecream boy at the Metro Theatre in 1939
Worked for:  Autralian Promoter Harry Wren
Milestone:  Became Manager of the Tivoli Theatre in 1957
Groups:  Managed Max Merritt and The Meteors among others
Tours:  So many, it's impossible to document here
Life Story in:  "King of the Road" Published 2006
Awards:  1983 - NZ Entertainers and Operatrs Association Award (1990), NZ Commemorative Medal (1992), QSM (1998), CCC Civic Award

  Awards presented 2008 (Vigilantes) and 2009 (Detours)

When Trevor King retired as manager of the Avon theatre, he brought a New Zealand show business era to an abrupt end.  His career in films and live entertainment spanned half a century, and he still thinks back fondly to the more than 20 years he toured the country with top name overseas stars.  In Christchurch, to the children attending Saturday morning matinees for five years in the 1950s - first at the Liberty, then in the Crystal Palace, he was known as "Uncle Trevor - host of the Chums Club."  "Have bag, will travel" was his motto, and he became known as "King of the Road" - a familiar face accompanying overseas artists (from pop to opera perfromers) throughout the country as tour manager.  His ultimate accolade was the Queen's Service Medal which he was awarded in 1992.


Trevor King with Mr. Lee Grant

ROCKONZ 2007 with Garry Moore and Dion Murphy

Trevor King with his QSM 1998