Monday, January 30, 2023

Max Merritt [RIP] and The Meteors [NZ] - Discography

 Max Merritt and The Meteors Discography 


Born: 30 April 1941 -  Died: 24 September 24  2020. 
R.I.P.
The Meteors formed in New Zealand in 1956, with Merritt joined by Ross Clancy (saxophone), Ian Glass (bass), Peter Patene (piano) and Pete Snowden (drums). Merritt was influenced by black R&B and soul records imported by American Naval personnel stationed in New Zealand, which subsequently meant the Meteors were foremost in presenting this new music to New Zealand audiences on album and via several hit singles. The line-up for their 1960 debut album featured Merritt, Glass, Rod Gibson (saxophone), Bernie Jones (drums) and Billy Kristian (piano). Several line-up changes followed, with Merritt and Kristian (who had switched to bass) remaining the two constants. Outgrowing their local market, the band visited Australia in late 1964, but soon relocated permanently. They released five singles, none of which sold well, but the high standard of musicianship within the band made it a popular live act, often winning praise from fellow musicians.
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8 comments:

PB said...

Max deserved more fame than he got.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi PB
Yes mate, you are right, Max certainly deserved a lot more credit as he was truly a great musco and a truly nice bloke. I met and chatted with him several times and had many laughs together.

Regards
Ozzieguy

Bruce D said...

Sad to of his passing, and thanks for the posts. He's slipped away from us!

Bruce D said...

Oops, "hear" was missed.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Bruce
Yes it was very sad to read of Max passing. :-)
Regards
Ozzieguy

Anonymous said...

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If possible reup. ?
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RV

Ozzieguy said...

Thanks bonjour.
I will replace them all soon.

Regards
Ozzieguy

Anonymous said...


merci
RV