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Retaliation

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Our Wellington Music collection is currently unavailable on our catalogue due to the Central Library closure. We're working on options for making it available again and as soon as it is, we'll update this site.

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Line-Up:
Nick Bagnall (Bass Guitar)
Mike Darby (Drums)
Barry Leef (Vocals)
Phil Pritchard (Guitar)

The Retaliation were a Wellington based pop group around for a very short time in 1969. Phil Pritchard had spent the later part of the sixties in Australia and when he returned to his hometown, Wellington in late-1969, he had a very short stint with this group, before deciding to form an underground band, to play original material, called Highway. Barry Leef had recently been with the Simple Image.

They only released one single during their short time and that was “If You Think You’re Groovy”/”Morning Dew” for HMV in 1969.

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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