To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history.

And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu – a town whose name had a ‘truly sacred ring’, as Neil would famously recount – where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, an obsession that would also work its way straight into his younger brother Neil’s DNA.

Success for the brothers was a long time coming: it took several turbulent years in Split Enz – an art-pop band Neil would join in 1977, despite Tim’s reservations – before they produced a genuine hit and connected with the mainstream.

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