Bunny Walters died in 2016.
He was a New Zealand singer from Katikati
Bunny had a number of New Zealand hits during the 1970s.
Walters was best known for the hits “Brandy”, “Take the Money and Run”, and “Nearest Thing to Heaven”.
Durin 1969, he competed against Tui Fox at Joe Brown’s at the Rotorua Soundshell during the Search for Stars event held there.
Tui Fox was singing similar material to Walters.
However, Fox won the final with Walters coming in second.
His first single, titled “Just Out of Reach”, was released in 1969.
Walters then released “It’s Been Too Long” and “Can’t Keep You Out of My Heart”.
He made his first television appearance on Happen-Inn, a New Zealand television show.
When he completed hi performance at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, he received contracts to return to Japan.
Bunny gained considerable exposure.
Reported by the New Zealand Herald, was that he may have also appeared on the Rolf Harris show in London.
During 1971, Bunny replaced Vaughan Lawrence as the resident singer on Happen-Inn.
Bunny Walters paased away in December 2016.