About Hughlynn


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.

One Response to “About Hughlynn”

  1. u sir are a legand !!!! i have always looked upto Hugh Lynn, although from afar. Mauri ora e hoa…ken

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