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Year:1986
Date:20/4/1986
Show no:396
Summary:COUNTDOWN MUSIC & VIDEO AWARDS. MOLLY HOSTS THE COUNTDOWN MUSIC AND VIDEO AWARDS FOR 1985 (HELD IN 1986) AT MELBOURNE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SATELLITE LINKS COVERING BANDS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, PITTSBURGH, PERTH AND LONDON. DO RE MI AND THE MODELS PERFORM LIVE AT THE HIPPODROME IN LONDON. AUSTRALIAN BANDS EUROGLIDERS, PSUEDO ECHO, KIDS IN THE KITCHEN, I'M TALKING, PERFORM LIVE AT THE AWARDS WITH SPECIAL GUEST BAND MR MISTER FROM THE USA. PRESENTERS INCL. GRACE KNIGHT & BERNIE LYNCH (EUROGLIDERS), RIK MAYALL AND BEN ELTON FROM THE YOUNG ONES, STING, VINCE SORRENTI, BRAD ROBINSON, ZAN, RICHARD PAGE, IVA DAVIES, SUZANNE DOWLING, BRIAN CANHAM, BRIAN MANNIX AND TIM FINN, DEE C LEE, BOB GELDOF IN LONDON. PSUEDO ECHO PERFORM 'LIVING IN A DREAM'MELDRUM WELCOMES TO THE SHOW, ANNOUNCEMENTS RE:SATELLITE LINKS AROUND THE WORLD, FIRST LINK TO JIMMY BARNES IN PITTSBURG, BARNES ON TOUR WITH ZZ TOP, SORRY HE CAN'T BE AT THE AWARDS MELDRUM RE THE AWARD FOR BEST ALBUM, GUEST PRESENTER MARK KNOPFLER VIA SATELLITE LINK FROM PERTH ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE KNOPFLER READS NOMINATIONS FOR THE BEST ALBUM AWARD, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER MENTAL AS ANYTHING ALBUM 'FUNDAMENTAL.'MELDRUM ATTEMPTS TO CROSS TO NY, ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR MENTAL AS ANYTHING, VINCE SORRENTI, DRESSED IN STOCKINGS AND SUSPENDER BELT, VO NOMINATIONS FOR THE BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO CLIP, SORRENTI ANNOUNCES THE WINNER TO BE CHRISTINA AMPLETT 'PLEASURE AND PAIN'. AMPLETT, FEARGAL SHARKEY, MARTHA DAVIES, LINK FROM LOS ANGELES, AMPLETT ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO. MELDRUM, LOS ANGELES LINK, CONGRATS. MELDRUM INTROS THE EUROGLIDERS. THE EUROGLIDERS PERFORM 'ABSOLUTELY'.BRIAN CANHAM (PSUEDO ECHO), TO PRESENT THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO, AND ANNOUNCES THE WINNER TO BE JIMMY BARNES 'WORKING CLASS MAN'. MELDRUM CONGRATS TO JIMMY BARNES, RE CROSS TO THE HIPPODROME IN LONDON, INTROS TIM FINN. TIM FINN, RICHARD AND PETER FROM GO WEST, FINN INTROS DO RE MI. DO RE MI PERFORM 'THEME FROM JUNGLE JIM' LIVE FROM THE HIPPODROME IN LONDON.SUZANNE DOWLING RE AWARDS PRESENTED EARLIER AT INFLATION NIGHTCLUB, BEST SONG WRITER TO GREEDY SMITH FOR 'LIVE IT UP', CA GREEDY SMITH, BEST PRODUCER AWARD TO MARK OPITZ FOR HIS WORK WITH THE VENETIANS, JIMMY BARNES AND THE MODELS, AWARD FOR BEST VIDEO TO CO-DIRECTORS, LYN MARIE MILBOURN? AND RICHARD LOWENSTEIN FOR THEIR WORK ON INXS VIDEO 'WHAT YOU NEED'.MELDRUM AND BRIAN MANNIX RE THE UNCANNY X MEN'S LATEST SINGLE AND ALBUM. GREEDY SMITH IN NY READS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE JOHNNY O'KEEFE AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT.MANNIX ANNOUNCES THE AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT TO DO RE MI. DO RE MI LINK TO LONDON TO ACCEPT THEIR AWARD. KIDS IN THE KITCHEN PERFORM 'CURRENT STAND'. RIK MAYALL AND BEN ELTON COMEDY LINK INCL A MELDRUM IMPERSONATION, READS NOMINATIONS FOR BEST GROUP PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER MENTAL AS ANYTHING FOR 'LIVE IT UP'. MENTAL AS ANYTHING VIA SATELLITE FROM NY ACCEPT THE AWARD. GRACE KNIGHT AND BERNIE LYNCH (EUROGLIDERS) PRESENT THE AWARD FOR THE BEST DEBUT SINGLE, NOMINATIONS, ANNOUNCE WINNER DO RE MI FOR 'MAN OVERBOARD'.DO RE MI WITH DEE C LEE IN LONDON VIA SATELLITE ACCEPT THE AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT SINGLE.GRACE AND BERNIE PRESENT THE AWARD FOR THE BEST DEBUT ALBUM, VO NOMINATIONS, WINNER ANNOUNCED DO RE ME FOR 'DOMESTIC HARMONY'.DO RE MI VIA SATELLITE FROM LONDON ACCEPT AND SAY THEIR THANKS.MELDRUM INTROS MR MISTER, WHO PERFORMS 'KYRIE'.IVA DAVIES PRESENTS THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SINGLE, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER AS THE MODELS FOR 'OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT' AND MENTAL AS ANYTHING FOR 'LIVE IT UP' (SHARED AWARD).THE MODELS IN LONDON VIA SATELLITE, MENTAL AS ANYTHING VIA SATELLITE IN NY ACCEPT AWARDS.ZAN AND BRAD ROBINSON PRESENT THE AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR MALE PERFORMER.TIM FINN VIA SATELLITE IN LONDON INTROS THE MODELS WHO PERFORM VIA SATELLITE FROM THE HIPPODROME IN LONDON 'LET'S BUILD IT UP'.MELDRUM AND RICHARD PAGE (MR MISTER) RE HIS LIVE VOCAL PERFORMANCE, THEIR NEW ALBUM, NOMINATIONS FOR THE MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ACT READ OUT MADONNA (BOOED), THE WINNER DURAN DURAN, AUDIENCE CHEERING.NICK RHODES IN LONDON ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR DURAN DURAN.MELDRUM AND PAGE RE THE MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN GROUP, NOMINATIONS READ, MELDRUM INTERRUPTS AND COMPLAINS TO THE UNCANNY X MEN FANS FOR BEING UNCOOL IN THEIR RESPONSE TO THE NOMINATIONS, THE WINNER ANNOUNCED INXS. INXS ACCEPT THE AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR GROUP.
MELDRUM INTROS STING TO PRESENT THE AWARD FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.STING AND MELDRUM (MUCH SCREAMING) STING ANNOUNCES MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO OZ FOR AFRICA AND ALL INVOLVED, STING ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR BOB GELDOLF. SECOND MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GOES TO INXS. MICHAEL HUTCHENCE ACCEPTS THE AWARD. I'M TALKING PERFORM 'DO YOU WANNA BE'. MELDRUM ANNOUNCES THAT GELDOF HAS ARRIVED AT THE HIPPODROME IN LONDON.GELDOF VIA SATELLITE FROM LONDON, MELDRUM WAITING, CLAPPING GELDOF, WHO WAVES AND SMILES. GELDOF APOLOGIZES FOR HIS LATENESS, THANKS FOR THE AWARD, SHOWS RUN THE WORLD SPORT AID T-SHIRT, MOLLY MELDRUM CLAPPING.

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