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Peter Paul Posa MNZM (8 August 1941 – 3 February 2019) was a New Zealand guitarist most famous for his instrumental "The White Rabbit", which appeared at the top of the New Zealand and Australian charts in 1964. In 2012, "White Rabbit The Very Best of Peter Posa" went to the top of the New Zealand album charts, spending six weeks at the number-one spot.[1][2][3][4]

Peter Posa

Birth namePeter Paul Posa
Born(1941-08-08)8 August 1941
Died3 February 2019(2019-02-03) (aged 77)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Occupation(s)Entertainer
Years active1963–2019

In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Posa was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to entertainment.[5][6][7] Posa died at Waikato Hospital on 3 February 2019 at the age of 77.[8]

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  1. ^ "50 years on, Peter Posa's still on top". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Guitar hero: The resurrection of Peter Posa". 20 August 2012. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ Braunias, Steve (18 May 2018). "Steve Braunias on Peter Posa: the best and loneliest guitar player there ever was". New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The musical career of Peter Posa". Radio New Zealand. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2008". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Only the lonely". Otago Daily Times. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Peter Posa". www.sergent.com.au. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  8. ^ McConnell, Glenn (4 February 2019). "'The end of an era': legendary NZ guitarist Peter Posa dies, aged 77". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 February 2019.

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