The La De Das were a leading New Zealand rock band of the 1960s and early 1970s. Formed in New Zealand in 1963 as The Mergers, they enjoyed considerable success in both New Zealand and Australia until their split in 1975.
In Australia the band is probably best known as the launching place for the career of guitarist Kevin Borich, and for their recording of the first Australasian rock concept album, The Happy Prince (EMI, 1968).
The band which eventually became The La De Das was started by three young musicians from the rural Huapai district, near Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. Friends Kevin Borich, Brett Neilson and Trevor Wilson were all from Rutherford High School (Te Atatu) in Te Atatu. The Mergers formed in late 1963 as a Shadows-style instrumental group and began playing local dances and school socials, but The Beatles' visit in June 1964, and the emergence of The Rolling StonesЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- La De Da's [11.1966, альбом]
- Find Us a Way [1967, альбом]
- The Happy Prince [1969, альбом]
- Rock and Roll Sandwich [1973, альбом]
- Legend [1975, сборник]
- How Is the Air Up There? 1966-1967 [2000, сборник]
- La De Da's [2003, сборник]
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