Day 11 in the NZ Music Month tune a day challenge.
He was John Hore when I listened to him on Listeners’ Requests on the radio in the 1960s.
If we all spoke as the Scots do, making a clear distinction between h and wh, he might have kept his surname, but we don’t so to avoid unfortunate confusions he adopted the name Grenell (which I think was his mother’s family name).
One of the songs for which he became famous is I’ve Been Everywhere .
The original version used Australian place names.
If you want to try singing the New Zealand version the lyrics are here.
Oh, and he did get his guitar back.
Inquiring Mind has the Hogsnort Rupert Auntie Alice Medley
Keeping Stock has Splin Enz ENZO with Message to My Girl