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...Craig Scott...

Craig Scott

Craig Scott was a bank Clerk in Dunedin when he started singing and playing bass guitar in local bands. Moving to Christchurch he joined Revival, who had chart success with a cover of The Equals' "Viva Bobby Joe". Revival soon broke up, Guitarist Eddie Hansen went on to have a successful career in country music while Craig embarked on a solo career as a TV pop idol. His first solo recording was a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Starcrossed Lovers" which made it to #1 in the national charts.

His follow up single was Let's Get A Little Sentimental" which went to #4 and earned him the Loxene Golden Disc award for 1970. He won the same award for "Smiley" in 1971. In 1972 Craig Scott was awarded the NEBOA Entertainer Of The Year award.

Discography

Singles:

1969 Viva Bobby Joe/Rudi's In Love (with Revival) #14

1970 Starcrossed Lovers/So Many People - HMV HR 395 #1
1970 Let's Get a Little Sentimental/They Call the Wind Maria #4
1971 Peaceful Mountain/If You Go Away - HMV HR 416 #16
1971 Marie/Can I Believe in You? - HMV HR 433
1971 Smiley/Where Are You? - HMV HR 441 #3
1971 Ciao Baby/Seasons in the Sun #4
1971 One More Mountain To Climb/This Love Of Mine #16
1972 (Love You and Me) We Could Never Be Friends/Sandy
1972 C'est La Vie/Never An Everyday Thing
1972 Can't Get You Out Of My Mind/An Old Fashioned Love Song
1973 When Jo Jo Runs/In and Out of Love - HMV HR 495 #5
1973 Wind and Rain/Put A Little Love Away #11
1973 Rock and Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)/Hold On Marianne #13
1974 Durango/Mister Magic Man - EMI HR 517
1975 Fingers and Thumbs/Ben - EMI HR 537 #25

Albums:

1970 In MacArthur Park - HMV HSDM 1002
1971 Smiley - EMI HSDM 1010
1972 Hold The Sun Back - HMV 1021
1973 Craig Scott's Greatest Hits - EMI HSD 1013

More Video Links

Audio Links

Day - 20 Studio One Hits (1972)

General Links

Audio Culture
Craig Scott - Bruce Sergent's Craig Scott page
Mountain Scene - 08 Sep 2011 - Craig's Back on Song
Stuff.co.nz - Seasons in the Sun - Flashback with Queenstown's Craig Scott