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Year:1979
Date:28/9/1979
Show no:217
Summary:SHOW HOSTED BY STEVE GILPIN FROM MI-SEX (WITH INTRODUCTIONS TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP THROUGHOUT THE SHOW), ASSISTED BY MOLLY WITH HUMDRUM. MOLLY INTRODUCED HIS SEGMENT LIVE FROM PARIS (BELOW AND ABOVE THE EIFFEL TOWER) DISCUSSED TOURING, SUCCESS OF AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS OVERSEAS, ROLLING STONES (COMING TO AUSTRALIA), AND OVERSEAS ARTISTS HE HAS SPOKEN TO. OVERSEAS ARTISTS:
CHEAP TRICK 'I WANT YOU TO WANT ME'
THE BUGGLES 'VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR'
VOYAGER 'HALFWAY HOTEL' (CURRENT NO. 1 IN BRITAIN)
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS'
POINTER SISTERS 'ALL YOUR LOVE'
DAVID BOWIE 'HEROES' (COUNTDOWN BACKTRACK)
GARY NUMAN 'CARS'
RAINBOW 'SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE' (THIS NEWLY FORMED
GROUP INCLUDES GRAEME BONNETT)
CHEAP TRICK 'THE DREAM POLICE' (LIVE)
LOCAL ARTISTS:
RAY ARNOTT & BAND 'ON THE RUN'
MI-SEX 'COMPUTER GAMES' (LIVE)
THE REELS 'LOVE WILL FIND IT'S WAY'
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE'
LOCAL CHARTBUSTERS:
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'GOOSE BUMPS' (COUNTDOWN CLIP)
THE ANGELS 'OUT OF THE BLUE' (COUNTDOWN CLIP)
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:
NICK LOWE 'CRUEL TO BE KIND' (COUNTDOWN CLIP)
NATIONAL TOP TEN:
TUBEWAY ARMY 'ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC' (10)
THE KNACK 'MY SHARONA' (9)
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'GOOSE BUMPS' (8)
CARS 'LETS GO' (7)
ELO 'DONT BRING ME DOWN' (6)
KISS 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU' (5)
NIGHT 'HOT SUMMER NIGHT' (4)
CLIFF RICHARD 'WE DONT TALK ANYMORE' (3)
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DONT LIKE MONDAYS' (2)
PATRICK HERNANDEZ (1)

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