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Dusty SPITTLE (1986)

Dusty Spittle

1939 – Born on March 3rd in Gore, New Zealand.

Became known as “The Singing Story Teller”.

Dusty was an uncompromising crusader for his own country’s heritage.

After leaving school he purchased a guitar and started on his musical career.

1968 – Recorded his first LP.

He was heavily involved in establishing the “Gore Gold Guitar Awards”.

In Tamworth he helped to organise the “New Zealand Country Showcase”

Toured Australia with Rick and Thel and Buddy Williams.

1985 – Dusty won the “New Zealand Professional Country Music Award” for “Best New Composition” with “Hokonui Whiskey”

Other well known songs from Dusty include “McKenzies Dog” and “Cardigan Bay”.

1986 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.