One of the great surviving troves of New Zealand music photography is held by Kent Richardson, the son of legendary broadcaster Keith Richardson. Although he came from a theatre background Keith became one of the key radio figures of the 1960s with shows in Napier (broadcast on a transmitter loud enough to be heard across much of the nation) and then in Wellington where Keith was the voice of the chart shows for many years.
Keith was also a mighty hoarder and kept everything: recordings, notes, letters – and photographs. Boxes of unique images were passed to his son Kent when Keith passed away in 2011.
We are fortunate at AudioCulture to have been given access to these and this page is a sampling of the visual treasures in the Keith Richardson archive.