Harry Lyon (musician)

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Harry Lyon
Harry Lyon in 2010
Harry Lyon in 2010
Background information
Born 1950
Origin New Zealand
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Associated acts Hello Sailor, Pink Flamingos, The Legionnaires

Harry Lyon is a New Zealand musician and songwriter. He first came to prominence as a member of the band Hello Sailor.

After Hello Sailor, Lyon formed Coup D'État with Jan Preston, Neil Hannan and Steve Osborne (who was replaced by Paul Dunningham after a short time). They were awarded the 1981 RIANZ Single of the Year for "Dr I Like Your Medicine". The band split the following year.

In 1982 Graham Brazier formed the Legionnaires and Lyon joined a revised line-up, but Brazier suddenly formed a new band. Lyon joined Dave McArtney in the Pink Flamingos for a short time.

He appeared in the feature film Should I Be Good in 1984, playing Nat Goodman, a former drug dealer just released from prison. Nat sang in nightclubs so Lyon also contributed music to the film.

Hello Sailor reformed for the opening of the renovated Gluepot in 1985 and, following the success of the performances, began touring again.

Lyon has an MCPA (Hons) (Master of Creative & Performing Arts) from the University of Auckland and is currently Director of MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand).


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