New Zealand pop legend Ray Columbus has died.
The Christchurch-born and raised entertainer will be remembered for his stylish dress, his unique dancing style and a string of hit records.
The single ‘She’s a Mod’ in 1964 cemented Ray Columbus and the Invaders a place in New Zealand music history, when it reached the top of the charts in Australia. . . .
I remember him on the TV programme C’Mon and going dewey-eyed over this song:
A Saturday morning bonus for New Zealand Music Month – Ray Columbus and The Invaders with Till We Kissed.
This was the group’s biggest hit, selling 50,000 copies in 1965. It was still popular four years later because I can remember it being played at an Intermediate School disc dance.
Day nine of the tune a day challenge for New Zealand Music month.
I remember watching this on black and white TV, sometime in the 1960s – probably on Happen Inn – it’s Ray Columbus and The Invaders with She’s A Mod.