Rockets


L to R: Rudi Pederson, John Lindsay, Craig Alexander, Grant Kamau and Fred Neale

Line-Up:
    Athol Munro (Piano)
    Fred Neale (Lead Guitar)
    John Lindsay (Rhythm Guitar)
    Leon Clapperton (Bass Guitar)
    Bob Catherrill (Saxophone)
    Craig Alexander (Drums)

The Rockets were a Hastings pop group who were around in the early sixties. They recorded three singles for Pacific in 1961, being "Gonzales"/"Johnny Guitar", "The Ruby And The Pearl"/"Wonderful Land" and "Gold In California"/"Besame Mucho". There only other recording came in 1963 when they released a single called "Nashville Boogie"/"Journey To Midnight" for HMV.

During their time they had two known line-up changes, with Leon being replaced by Rudi Pederson and Bob being replaced by Grant Kamau.

In 1963 John Lindsay and Craig Alexander moved to the Contacts.

 

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