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Year:1975
Date:31/08/1975
Show no:36
Summary:COUNTDOWN HOSTED BY DARRYL BRAITHWAITE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF BAND, SHERBET, WHO SIT ON COUCH IN STUDIO SMOKING CIGARETTES AND TALKING TO DENISE DRYSDALE AND JOHN PAUL YOUNG BEFORE THEY PERFORM. DRYSDALE AND BRAITHWAITE SPIN MAKESHIFT WHEEL FIXED TO ALWAYS STOP ON NUMBER TWO AND SELECT AUDIENCE MEMBER TO RECEIVE A RECORD. JOHN PAUL YOUNG NEARLY DRAGGED OFF STAGE BY AUDIENCE MEMBERS AFTER SONG AND HAS TO BE PICKED UP AND CARRIED OFF BY CREW MEMBERS. MEMBERS OF BAND, THE BAY
CITY ROLLERS, ARRIVE IN STUDIO AT END OF SHOW TO BE INTERVIEWED BY MOLLY AMIDST MUCH SCREAMING, AND
PRESIDENT OF BAND'S FAN CLUB PRESENTS FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH TO GUITARIST, ERIC, AND WHEN INVITED BY MOLLY TO ASK A QUESTION OF THE BAND IS TOLD THAT HER QUESTION IS DUMB BECAUSE EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS THE ANSWER TO IT. SHOW ALSO INCLUDES THREE TEENAGERS WHO WROTE OVER 3,000 LINES ASKING TO MEET SHERBET COMING UP ONTO STAGE TO MEET BAND, ONE GIRL DRAGGED ONTO MOLLY'S LAP AND VISION
OF MOLLY PRESENTING TWO GOLD RECORDS TO MEMBERS OF BAND, THE SWEET. AUSTRALIAN TOP TEN IS READ OUT BY BRAITHWAITE WITH A FULL PLAY OF NUMBER ONE, SKYHOOKS 'ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED'
STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
SHERBET 'SURVIVAL & LIFE'
HOT CITY BUMP BAND 'DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO'
DENISE DRYSDALE 'I'LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT'
STYLUS 'SUMMER BREEZE'
JOHN PAUL YOUNG 'LOVE GAME'
DARRYL BRAITHWAITE 'CAVALRY'
FILM CLIPS:
DAVID ESSEX 'ROLLING STONE'
ROGER DALTREY 'COME AND GET YOUR LOVE'
PILOT 'MAGIC'
SWEET 'BALLROOM BLITZ'
BAY CITY ROLLERS 'GIVE A LITTLE LOVE'

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