Old New Zealand

...The Chapta...

The Chapta

Les Inwood (vocals) Doug Baker (guitar) Ian Terry (guitar/vocals) Dick Watson (bass) Stan White (Keyboards) Kevin Toneycliffe (Drums) later: Kevin Bayley (guitar) Dave Kennedy (guitar/vocals) Ledley Cleland (keyboards) Peter Gillette (keyboards) Sharon O'Neill (vocals)

The Chapta won the Loxene Golden Disc award for 1971 for their song "Say a Prayer". They recorded two albums before disbanding in 1972. Sharon O'Neil was briefly a member.

Guitarist Dave Kennedy went on to form Link who had a hit with "Only Time Could Let Us Know" reaching #17 on the charts. The song also netted Peter Hitchcock the RATA Award for Engineer of the Year. Kevin Bayley went on to play in Taylor, Rockinghorse and Short Story.

Discography

Singles:

1970 Love Makes the World Go Round/Love Is Blue/I Can Sing a Rainbow - Festival FNZK 37
1971 Say A Prayer/Country Lady - HMV HR 435
1971 You and I/My Way - HMV HR 444
1971 I Can See You - Open Door/Colonel Pumpkin - HMV HR 457
1982 I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind/Send Me No More Letters - HMV HR 477

Albums:

1971 One - HMV HSDM 1009 #16 Jouney to the Sun
1972 Open Door - HMV HDSM 1019 Show the World

...Link...

Link

l-r Ron Mahoney, Dave Gillies, Brian Gerrard, Dave Kennedy

Dave Kennedy (guitar, vocals) Dave Gillies (keyboards) Neville Claughton (bass) later: Dick Watson and Brian Gerrard Craig Nicholson (drums) later: Chris Fox and Ron Mahoney

Only Time Could Let Us Know/Highway Driver/The Day You Came Into My Life - EMI HR 504
Break the Ice (unreleased single)

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General Links

The Chapta - Bruce Sergent's Chapta page
Link - Bruce Sergent's Link Page
Rockhappenz.com - Rock Era Contemporaries