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Mentions friendship rings.

Mentions Hollywood milkbar and Father inhibiting her social life. Father had been in Navy and Army and "knew what men thought about".

"Swing Club" - Rock'n'roll Club in Clarence Street.

Describes Noel McKie, transvestite from Morrinsville.

Satellites and other bands played around Hamilton and region.

"My Father couldn't cope with a lot of the things. He came to a dance and I was jiving madly with a person that was older than me, chewing gum, and he came down from upstairs at the Starlight Ballroom and just put his fingers in my throat and removed this chewing gum. I mean, does that destroy a romance or what?"