Peter Posa – 1941 – 3.2.19

February 4, 2019

Guitarist Peter Posa has died.

Known as New Zealand’s greatest guitarist, bestselling musician Peter Posa has died.

His death marked “the passing of an era in guitar music,” Gray Bartlett, a fellow guitarist who rivalled Posa’s fame through the 1960s, said. Bartlett was at hospital with Posa’s family, when he died.

He died at Waikato Hospital shortly before 12pm on Sunday, aged 78. The music great suffered a stroke three years ago, following years of ill health which often prevented him from making music. . . 

Anyone who listened to radio request programmes in the 1960s would be familiar with White Rabbit, title tune of a retrospective album that spent six weeks at the top of the New Zealand charts.


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