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Year:1979
Date:24/6/1979
Show no:199
Summary:THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY RUSSELL MORRIS & MOLLY MELDRUM(WITHOUT HAT) WHO ALSO PRESENTS HUMDRUM: WHICH INCLUDES A STUDIO IV WITH ROBERT PALMER RE MARKETS, SONGWRITING AND TOURS. THE SHOW OPENS WITH A SHOT OF JOHN COUGAR, LATER KNOWN AS JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP AND JOHN MELLENCAMP ARRIVING AT THE ABC STUDIOS WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WOULD BE HOSTING THE SHOW, WHICH HE DID NOT THIS BEING RELAYED THROUGH AN ABC BULLETIN. LOCAL ARTISTS:
RUSSELL MORRIS 'HOT LOVE' (LIVE)
JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS 'HIT AND RUN' (LIVE)
MI SEX (NEW ZEALAND GROUP) 'BUT YOU DONT CARE' (LIVE)
OVERSEAS ARTISTS:
JOHN COUGAR 'LIVIN IN MIAMI'
ELO 'YOU SHINE YOUR LOVE ON MY LIFE'
ROBERT PALMER 'BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU' (LIVE)
UK SQUEEZE 'COOL FOR CATS'
CHRIS REA 'DIAMONDS' (COUNTDOWN CLIP)
AMI STEWART 'LIGHT MY FIRE'
PROMISES 'LETS GET BACK TOGETHER'
SUPERCHARGE ROLLER DISCO 'I CAN SEE YOU RIGHT NOW'
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:ROGER VOUDOURIS 'GET USED TO IT'
ERUPTION 'ONE WAY TICKET'
THE TUBES 'PRIMETIME'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM ITEMS:
GERRY RAFFERTY 'NIGHT OUT'
TOPAZ 'CANT BREAK THE HABIT'
ROLLING STONES 'SHE'S SO RESPECTABLE'
FLEETWOOD MAC 'GOT TO BELIEVE'
NICK LOWE 'CRACKING UP'
NATIONAL TOP TEN:
PROMISES 'BABY IT'S YOU' (10)
BLONDIE 'HEART OF GLASS (9)
LYNNE HAMILTON 'ON THE INSIDE' (8)
DONNA SUMMER 'HOT STUFF' (7)
M (MODERN MAN) 'POP MUSIK' (6)
GLORIA GAYNOR 'I WILL SURVIVE' (5)
WINGS 'GOODNIGHT TONIGHT' (4)
RACEY 'LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME' (3)
AMI STEWART 'KNOCK ON WOOD' (2)
LENE LOVICH 'LUCKY NUMBER' (1)

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