A short audio clip from the tribute show broadcast on Radio Kidnappers in 2011. The complete programme is available from Electric City Music in Dalton St Napier. See website www.ecmvideo.co.nz
See Abe Phillips & The Shadracks Facebook page for photos and news clippings.
Abe Phillips and the Shadracks were an extremely popular band in Hawkes Bay that were resident at the Mayfair hotel in Hastings during the late 60s, early 70s.
It was a well known fact that Abe with his wonderful voice was on his way to national fame. But in 1971 that was cut short when he died in a car accident between Waipukurau & Waipawa.
In 2011 the 40th year anniversary of his death, Dean Mardon produced a tribute programme for Abe & The band which aired on Radio Kidanppers and was a finalist in the NZ Radio Awards for 2012. The interest in the programme was instant & popular. Abe had touched many people through his music while working at the Whakatu Freezing works in Hastings.