About Gene Pierson
Gene Peirson
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The 2007 Wild Things Spectacular

Velvet Tiger Presents: Wild Things 07
A Celebration of the Wilder Side of
1960s NZ Rock and Roll

AUCKLAND @ THE MONTE CRISTO ROOM

51 -53  NELSON STREET, CITY

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
– doors @ 7-30pm

100 % original line ups in attendance!

THE PLEAZERS. CHANTS R&B. THE BREAKAWAYS. THE UNDERDOGS.
PETER NELSON & THE CASTAWAYS.
RAY COLUMBUS/DAVE
RUSSELL/BILLY KRISTIAN. THE COMING GENERATION. GENE PIERSON.

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All That Jive

" Get that Jive "  
Sony/BMG released 1/10/07   
Australian pop of the 70 ies  artists include,  Gene Pierson .. John Farnham... Sherbet... Mixtures...Dragon..Skyhooks... Marcia Hines... Russell Morris

All That Jive

" Spinning the Moments "
Release dates:
New Zealand - 29/4/08 EMI Music  
Australia - 1/6/08 MGM release

From ELECTRIC CITY MUSIC:
"...Please pass on to who ever put the Gene Pierson compilation together that they have done a top notch job.
The book is supreme! ... - Dean"

From The National Film and Sound Archive:
"Thanks again for the Gene Peirson CD -- i have memories of Gene from when I worked in Commercial radio in Hobart in the sixties. - Nick"

From Brent James - Music Director,
Good Times & Great Classic Hits 4KQ:
"
Gene Pierson (born Giancarlo Salvestrin) is best known in Australia for his 1970 version of the Four Tops song Reach Out. However he had greater success in NZ and in 1967 his single Love, Love, Love making No 1 on Radio Hauraki. It was followed by the hits You Got To Me (written by Neil Diamond), Toyland and others. In 1969 he returned to Australia to attend his father’s funeral but he also had to avoid four military vans who were stationed around the church to nab Gene who had actually moved to NZ as a ‘draft dodger’. You can read his full
story in a well packaged CD ‘Spinning The Moments’ which includes photos and press reports in a 64 page booklet. - Brent"