Who am I ?


Hugh Lynn is a third generation entertainer: compere-dancer, nightclub owner, band manager, record company and recording studio owner and, between 1975 and 1990, the most successful rock’n’roll promoter in New Zealand history. Since the 1960s, he has collected memorabilia items from almost every activity he has been associated with.


In 1975 Hugh Lynn formed Raynor Promotions, primarily to handle the New Zealand leg of Down Under tours by the Paul Dainty Corporation and, later, the Frontier Touring Company. Almost without exception, the numbers attracted to these New Zealand concerts dwarfed the crowds across the Tasman in Australia. Two shows – David Bowie on 26th November 1983 and ZZ Top on 14th March 1987 (both at Western Springs Stadium Auckland) – each broke attendance records, with crowds in excess of 80,000. Other acts represented in the Hugh Lynn Collection include Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Guns N’ Roses, Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, the Police, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Neil Young . . . more than 150 international touring acts.


14 Responses to “Who am I ?”

  1. Hi Hugh…
    Do you rememeber Wally Clarke, and Wayne Tait, WAYNNO..
    Well I Is Wayno..
    I have been in China almost 9 years. Now I am about to start working with a big sound prod company. I wana get in touch with you on some project ideas. Hope you reply. tait_wayne@hotmail.com

  2. Kia Ora Wayno,

    Hey long time! Wow 9 years in China! must have been a long gig!
    Where are you in the world right now? China or back in NZ?
    Nice for you to make contact, I bet you’ve got stories to tell…

    my email is .
    Let’s talk on the net…


  3. […] Hugh Lynn, once New Zealand’s highest profile rock’n’roll promoter, may have been away from the public eye for over a decade but he’s hardly been idle. […]

  4. Hi Hugh,
    I’m researching a story on Bowie’s Serious Moonlight tour – would love to talk to you to hear your recollections of those dates. Please email me if you have a chance. THanks!

  5. Kia ora Paul,
    sorry for the late response.
    should keep my eyes on the ball.
    anyway, i’m sending you my e-mail address so we can communicate.


  6. Hi Hugh

    Where are you located at the moment, would like to catch up.

  7. What’s up Hugh?!?

    For some reason you crossed my mind and I googled you, and here you are!
    This is Mark Metz, you’ll remember me as Jin’s ex, and Isabelles dad.
    Izzy turns 20 this spring, and is on her way to the states to visit me and her new baby sister, Geneva, who turns 2 in March. I’m publishing a magazine these days, check out http://www.consciousdancer.com
    I’ve started a CD release project with Miles Copeland, someone you may have met along the way, he is Stewart’s brother, and manager of the Police for many years.
    Anyway, congratulations on your son, and I trust life is treating you well.
    All the best,


  8. Hi Mark, How nice to hear from you!
    Izzy 20!? Wow! I look up your website, be nice to catch up.
    15 years…hmmm…

  9. hey hugh
    my name is tearai i heard you know about the music industry.
    was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to get my rapping career underway

  10. Kia Ora, Warrior. I’d love to make contact. Ladder Man

  11. Are you the Hugh Lynn who played a role in the 1972 television series ‘Section 7’? If so, I’m looking for you 🙂 Please contact me on the supplied email address.
    Cheers, Veronica

  12. Hugh,
    I’ve never had a doubt in my mind that you have the cosmic blessing that makes you touch the hearts of all you meet and work with. When you came to Zimbabwe, you left a wake that still has not died out. Even my journalism class of ’96 was spellbound. They have blossomed into mature professionals all over the world and they still write to me and some ask about you. Is Whuakapuare still operating? Dont slow down old warrior. Regards Billet

  13. Hi,a friend of mine once owned a Gibson Les Paul which was said to have belonged to Herbs,was wondering if that was true.Did Herbs leave any equipment in Fiji?I live near Suva in Fiji and repair guitars and tube amps for a living.Thanks in advance for any replies.

  14. Hi Hugh
    Just found your website and love all the info and photos of your mother, Just wondering if you have any more recent photos of when she was doing exhibition dancing? My mum made all her dancing dresses – would love to see some photos if there are any. Can I email you? Thanks

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