In the week that producer Peter Dawkins passed away it somehow seems appropriate we begin our look at the career of Paul Hewson, the kid from Blockhouse Bay who would go on to write some of the biggest Australasian hits of the late 1970s with Dragon. Paul passed away in 1985, but songs like ‘April Sun in Cuba’ and ‘I’m Still In Love With You” are with us daily some 3 decades on.
However, the Paul Hewson story goes back much further than those hits, to Lynfield College and a series of bands that played successfully around Auckland in the 70s. Glen Moffatt, in the first of a two part profile of this massively talented writer, looks at the early years of Paul Hewson for AudioCulture, and also captures the whole inner city band scene of the era - this is Cruise Lane on stage at De Bretts, High Street, Auckland, August 1973 with Paul Hewson on the right.

In the week that producer Peter Dawkins passed away it somehow seems appropriate we begin our look at the career of Paul Hewson, the kid from Blockhouse Bay who would go on to write some of the biggest Australasian hits of the late 1970s with Dragon. Paul passed away in 1985, but songs like ‘April Sun in Cuba’ and ‘I’m Still In Love With You” are with us daily some 3 decades on.

However, the Paul Hewson story goes back much further than those hits, to Lynfield College and a series of bands that played successfully around Auckland in the 70s. Glen Moffatt, in the first of a two part profile of this massively talented writer, looks at the early years of Paul Hewson for AudioCulture, and also captures the whole inner city band scene of the era - this is Cruise Lane on stage at De Bretts, High Street, Auckland, August 1973 with Paul Hewson on the right.