Updating my 1967 tri level home dating capetown
Eldred and brother Phil worked as partners until 1954 when they fell out and there was a very brief break until August 1957 when Eldred started releasing discs on his own.
Thereafter it was Eldred, with wife Margaret, and, later, his sons who owned the labels. Not only did Zodiac record and release countless important New Zealand acts, they also provided recording facilities to many other acts that appeared on other labels, both in Eldred's basement studio at 10 Saratoga Avenue, Herne Bay, and, after 1970, in the Jervois Road, Herne Bay studio, which they still occupy.
Throughout the years Eldred was very, very, hands on – he built the equipment, he managed several of the bands, selected songs, produced or co-produced most of the records on this page, and owned clubs where the acts played.
Independent music in NZ owes a huge, often unrecognised, debt to Eldred Stebbing.
If you do not already have it, you can download it for free from Adobe.Next week, I will be starting on my empennage at Synergy Air in Eugene.