Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.
Black Pearl, precious little girl, let me put you up where you belong. Yep. That was me. And that was the song that kicked me into the mainstream spotlight in 1990. I didn’t write Black Pearl. That song was composed by a legendary producer, Phil Spector, alongside Irwin Levine and Toni Wine, for Sonny and the Checkmates.