Sensational Six


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Decade(s) active:

We say:

Roger Whiteman (Guitar)
Francis Walsh (Bass Guitar)
Ivan Langdon (Vocals)
Colin Doughty (Lead Guitar)
Bob Crozier (Drums)

The Sensational Six were a Wellington based rock and roll band heavily influenced by the music of the Shadows and the Ventures. They changed their name to the Strangers in 1960 and became a popular band on the Hutt Valley circuit. This Strangers was a different group to the Christchurch band of the same name, formed in 1963.

In 1962 the Strangers were a support act at a concert featuring Ray Columbus and the Invaders and Max Merritt and the Meteors, playing well enough to secure more live work.

When Bob Crozier left, he was replaced by Ted Stacey on drums and at the same time Trevor Geale joined the group on saxophone. In early 1963, Roger Whiteman left and he was replaced by Kevin Stent, who played guitar and also added vocals, which was handy as shortly afterwards, vocalist Ivan Langdon left to get married. The group continued on until 1964, at which time they disbanded.

In the early sixties, the group recorded a single called “Isle Of Capri Rock”/”I’ve Still Got You” for EMI, but it was never released.

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.

Last edited: 14.04.18

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