If any act in New Zealand’s pop music past now seems an anachronism, it is Lou and Simon. In the 1960s this musical comedy duo was extremely popular and hardworking, performed often on television and recorded prolifically.
Lou Clauson and Simon Mehana were stars. Yet their records are hardly ever heard today. We live in an age that is allegedly more racially sensitive and “Hori humour” has gone the way of blackface minstrels.