Cheryl Moana Marie


Day eight of New Zealand Music Month.

It’s 40 years since Cheryl Moana Marie by John Rowles became number 1 in New Zealand.

Cheryl Moana Marie – John Rowles


Day 16 of the tune a day challenge for New Zealand Music Month.

In 1969 John Rowles was invited to represent New Zealand at the Rio de Jenero music festival, he wrote a song specially for it, inspired by his sister. Cheryl Moana Marie became a top 50 hit in the USA, was number one in New Zealand and Australia and was chosen for a UNESCO song book.

It had a revival here last year when Rowles sang it in a cameo appearance in Second Hand Wedding.

Catching up on yesterday’s posts:

GonzoFreakpower was all at sea with a marine triolgy

Inquiring Mind posted Hollie Smith singing Bathe in the River

Keeping Stock introduced a bit of glam rock with Space Waltz Out on the Street 

Rob chose Hold Me 1 from the Able Tasmans and has got in early with music for the weekend: The Chills with Great Escape.

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