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Myra Wineera
Rangi Parker
Manu Elkington

The Gaynotes consisted of three Maori girls from Porirua, Wellington. They were a popular vocal trio, releasing one single on the Kiwi label in 1967. The single was “I Got Rhythm”/”Raindrops” and they were backed by the Soundells on this recording.

The following year, the group evolved into the Shevelles, after which Rangi Parker went solo.

Kiwi records released an EP of the Gaynotes in 1969 called “Sweet Sound Of Maori Song”.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to Bruce Sergent for letting us use this material from his great discographical site New Zealand Music of the 60’s, 70’s and a bit of 80’s.

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