Dame Jools and Dame Lynda Topp

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Dame Jools and Dame Lynda Topp, DNZM

Since the early 1980s, twins Jools and Lynda Topp – The Topp Twins – have been entertaining New Zealand with their humour and music, and at the same time raising the country's collective consciousness on issues such as feminism, Māori land rights, homosexual law reform and anti-nuclear issues. 

The Topp Twins were inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2008 with a lifetime achievement award for songwriting.

In this radio interview with Kim Hill from 2007, Jools and Lynda Topp discussed Jools' diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. In typical Topp fashion they managed to find the humour in even grim situations, such as their description of a hospital oncology appointment.

Find out more about The Topp Twins:

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Image: Courtesy of The Topp Twins.

Catalogue Reference 158448

Year 2007


Interviewer: Kim Hill, Saturday Morning, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:01:20

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