Sharon O'Neill Stories

Sharon O'Neill: The 9/12 transcript


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Sharon O'Neill, 1979


March, 1979 – The day Rip It Up spoke to Sharon O’Neill her album This Heart, This Song made the national Top 20 in its first week of release. Even more impressive, it entered at No.12. This debut, apparently the highest ever by a local artist, is a heartening sign that New Zealanders are showing increased faith in homegrown talent. It is also a compliment to their taste as This Heart, This Song is one of the freshest, most appealing albums by any female singer (and/or songwriters) to be released here in quite a while.

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The Public Image of Sharon O'Neill, 1983


September, 1983 – These days Sharon O’Neill has a somewhat confused public image. On the one hand she’s considered wholesome enough to grace the cover of the NZ Women’s Weekly (among weeks on end of Princess Di). On the other Truth runs a headline screaming “NZ Rock Star’s Video Banned”.

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