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Year:1979
Date:11/11/1979
Show no:219
Summary:THIS SHOW HOSTED BY GUEST-HOST GRAHAM PARKER IN ADELAIDE AND INCLUDES A BRIEF INTERVIEW BY MOLLY WITH BOB GELDOF OF THE BOOMTOWN RATS RE THEIR LATEST HIT 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS' AND HOW IT CAME INTO BEING. LOCAL ARTISTS:
THE ANGELS 'OUT OF THE BLUE'
EDITH BLISS 'IF IT'S LOVE YOU WANT' (WRITTEN BY ALAN CASWELL THE WRITER OF THE LYNN HAMILTON HIT 'ON THE INSIDE')
MARK WILLIAMS 'I DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE' (LIVE)
OVERSEAS TALENT:
KERMIT THE FROG 'RAINBOW CONNECTION'
ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE 'DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART'
(BACKTRACK)
COMMODORES 'STILL'
FOREIGNER 'DIRTY WHITE BOY'
DAVE EDMONDS 'GIRL'S TALK'
ABBA 'GIMME GIMME'
BUGGLES 'VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR'
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS'
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:
KISS 'SURE KNOW SOMETHING'
CHEAP TRICK 'DREAM POLICE'
LOCAL CHARTBUSTERS:
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE'
MI-SEX 'COMPUTER GAMES'
NATIONAL TOP TEN
FLEETWOOD MAC 'TUSK' (10)
DAVE EDMUNDS 'GIRL'S TALK' (9)
KISS 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU' (8)
MI-SEX 'COMPUTER GAMES' (8)
CARS 'LETS GO' (7)
ELO 'DONT BRING ME DOWN' (6)
NIGHT 'HOT SUMMER NIGHT' (5)
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'GOOSE BUMPS' (4)
CLIFF RICHARD 'WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE' (3)
PATRICK HERNANDEZ 'BORN TO BE ALIVE' (2)
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS' (1)

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