Monthly Archives: September 2014

The introduction of Bebop to New Zealand

Bebop first appeared in New Zealand in the latter stages of the war. It is likely that bebop made its first appearance in New Zealand on 2YAs Rhythm on Record, possibly in early 1945. Unfortunately, it is not noted who the recordings were by, or what songs were broadcast. However, compère Arthur Pearce (‘Turntable’) recalled […]