Tony Littlejohn Profile

aka Littlejohn
Keith Newman
1 Jul 2016

Original BLERTA bassist Tony Littlejohn first joined forced with long-time musical collaborator Corben Simpson in Tauranga band The Movement before heading to Australia to play jazz-rock and becoming a pioneering roots-rock-reggae artist in the late 1970s with Ghetto and the Littlejohn band.

Littlejohn grew up in Rotorua, where he picked up a few chords from his mother on ukulele. He picked up the rest from listening to older friends who at the time were playing Shadows and Peter Posa instrumentals.

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Tony Littlejohn
Tony Littlejohn
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Tony Littlejohn
Tony Littlejohn
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Terrence Littlejohn, Tony Littlejohn and Gav Collinge, 1988
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Littlejohn, 1971
Tony Littlejohn Band
Alan Moon, Corben Simpson and Tony Littlejohn circa 1971
Littlejohn's Right Occasion, issued on cassette in 1993 and CD in 2000
Tony Littlejohn
Tony Littlejohn at Scoop de Loop Studio, Auckland
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The Movement: (left to right) Larry Abbot, Don Bedgegood, Corben Simpson, Tony Littlejohn
Tony Littlejohn, circa 1992
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Tony Littlejohn and Corben Simpson
Littlejohn band, circa 1988: Mina Paikea, Terrence Littlejohn, Tony Littlejohn and Lloyd Lattimer with engineer Phil Yule, circa 1988
Photo credit: Photo by Keith Newman
Tony Littlejohn, guitarist Gav Collinge and Terrence Littlejohn, bass, at Scoop de Loop studios
Photo credit: Photo by Keith Newman
Tony Littlejohn
Terrence and Tony Littlejohn
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Polydor


HMV


Strange Music


Zodiac

Terrence Littlejohn