Ray Columbus The Mod Father

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The Mod Father

 
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One of pioneers of modern music in New Zealand, Ray Columbus began his career in 1959 at the tender age of 17. After more than four decades at the top of the New Zealand entertainment industry as a singer, songwriter, bandleader and TV star, and having hits with such classics as 'She's a Mod' and 'Till We Kissed', Ray is well and truly a household name. Surprisingly, Ray's story has never been told: not fully, not in book form, and certainly not by him. Until now. The Modfather is the first authorised account of his unique life in music - growing up in the 1950s, early days as a teenage bandleader, stardom at home and abroad, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous (Roy Orbison, The Rolling Stones and Tom Jones, to name just a few), reflections on an ever - changing music industry - and his ongoing influence.

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Ray Columbus was born in 1942. Throughout a career spanning more than four decades, he has won every major award in New Zealand show business and was the first pop star to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to New Zealand. In 2009, Ray Columbus and The Invaders were presented with the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards, and inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. He lives north of Auckland, with his wife, Linda.

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