Just recently found out - two days later - that Ray Columbus of Ray Columbus & the Invaders had passed away on the 29th November 2016 in North Auckland. The group was widely known for their hit single, "She's A Mod" in both New Zealand and Australia in 1964 on the Zodiac label. A few years back, he wrote an autobiograhy on his experiences as a musician, growing up in New Zealand. This is something I am intending to purchase next week, rather than the New Year.
I'm so deeply saddened by this loss of such an icon of both New Zealand and Australian 1960s Mod music, slongside Stevie Wright (the Easybeats) that was also taken from us just after Xmas last year. :-(