for large album scans
another artist where the only info I've been able to find is just on his albums, though I believe is died around 2004.
Update: July 2008
No, that's not Noel in the pic below. Carmen Rupe, who knew him, wrote me about him:
first met Mr Noel McKay when I was working as a gay Maori guy nursing
up in Auckland NZ & he worked in Hugh Wrights elegant gentleman's
menswear shop in Queen Street. He was an excellent salesman selling
top fashion & designer clothes. On weekends he would appear in
the Auckland nite clubs; two of them being Montmatre in Lorne Street
& Peter Pan in Upper Queen Street as a full female impersonator.
He dressed very elegantly in mens suits only during daytime. He had
a class drag act & sang on the stage for an hour at a time. His
female costumes were very classy & he loved fancy black underwear
& high heels & feather boas. He was born in either Oamaru,
North Otago or Waimate, South Canterbury, South Island, NZ. He was
a loner & only mixed with elegant classy friends. He sang a mix
variety of songs often sitting on a stool or at the piano which he
played. One of his songs I do remember was "My body is More Important
than My Mind".
Thanks so much to Carmen for sending me this 1975 pic of her with Noel McKay, at the Peter Pan Cabaret