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Chris Knox


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Starting his vocal career with the legendary unrecorded punk band The Enemy in 1977, Chris Knox has seemingly had a twisted finger in every musical pie up and down New Zealand since then. Frontman for the short-lived but energetic Toy Love and one half of the perpetually magical duo that is Tall Dwarfs - as well as recording and performing his own solo works - the so-called “Eighth Beatle” still lives in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn and still wears jandals onstage. Knox recently assembled The Nothing with whom he recorded and released his most recent album.

On Thursday June 11 2009 Knox was admitted to Auckland hospital suffering from a stroke. Friends and family of Chris Knox have started up a blog site aiming to keep the public updated. An album of various musicians from around the world performing Knox’s songs is currently in production with all proceeds going to Knox.


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  • kanto_sho

    Only around 11 000 listeners what's wrong with the outside world?

    14 Feb 5:27pm Reply
  • Yer_Ropes


    17 Jan 3:08pm Reply
  • AmaNoSode


    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BORJA3

    LEGENDARY MUSICIAN!!! He is the New Zealand's John Lydon!! An amazing underrated singer/songwriter!! I f*cking love his solo work, Tall Dwarf and Toy Love (if you can get CUTS, the anthology compilation album from 2005, do it). I hope he is better.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    he is one incredibly talented man i just love his music

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Luke_Cervantes

    ttssattsr2, let's just do this thing.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Ttssattsr2

    Wanted: a best friend who listens to Chris Knox. I like: sunset walks on the beach and hand-holding.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mattmacneil

    this guy is soooo good

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • quetzallimusic

    The Hell Of It!

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • quintbaker

    Chris Knox Rules!

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ark_mage2

    actually more like 100x

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ark_mage2

    Why doesn't he have more listeners? This man deserves 10x this.

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • gaz_

    It's nice to hear Jeff Mangum's voice again. Can't wait for Stroke to be released. The artists included on the tribute album really is a testament to the guy.

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • whamcity

    he'll be on the new telecom ad's i think. :)

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hellfuckyeah

    oh, love!

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • storming_heaven

    he's doing alright -

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • runonce

    How is he doing? anyone knows? I heard 'bout the news but couldn't find anything on the web. I really hope he is feeling fine. my bests to chris knox! Some of my favorites songs ever!

    31 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SeattleJQueen

    He'd be such a beastly jingle writer if he wanted to be.

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SeattleJQueen

    Get well soon, Mr. Knox. He's still got at least 50 good albums left in him.

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Belsenwasagas

    half man half mole is one of my favorite songs ever

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
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