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Year:1980
Date:14/12/1980
Show no:270
Summary:THIS SHOW (FINAL FOR 1980) HOSTED BY MOLLY MELDRUM (WITHOUT HAT) WITH 'VISITORS' ON THE SET INCLUDING SHARON O'NEIL, TIM & NEIL FINN (OF SPLIT ENZ), RUSSELL HITCHCOCK & GRAHAM RUSSELL (OF AIR SUPPLY) FEATURED AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FOR THE YEAR. MOLLY GAVE IV'S:SHARON O'NEILL RE GOOD YEAR & FACT WITH SHOW FOR A LONG TIME, TIM & NEIL FINN RE ALBUM 'TRUE COLOURS' RELEASED FEB 1979 & ALBUM COVERS & WORLDWIDE COVERAGE & BROTHERS (ONE WRITES AND ONE SINGS MORE THAN THE OTHER), RUSSELL
HITCHCOCK & GRAHAM RUSSELL RE SUCCESS OF 'ALL OUT OF LOVE' SINGLE AND TWO OTHERS & PAST JOBS & WHAT DOING FOR YEAR AHEAD, JAMES REYNE (NAMED MR "IMAGE" OF 1980) & AUSTRALIAN CRAWL RE SUCCESS OF LATEST ALBUM & POSSIBILITY OF SUCCESS OVERSEAS. NOTE 'R FOR T' STATES THAT 'COUNTDOWN TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON' (INCL 2 CLIPS ONE AT BEGINNING & ONE AT END) ON THIS PROGRAM - INCORRECT AS NOT THERE.
LOCAL ARTISTS:
JAMES FREUD & BERLIN 'MODERN GIRL'
SHARON O'NEIL 'ASIAN PARADISE' (LIVE)
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'
COLLEEN HEWETT 'DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU'
MI-SEX 'COMPUTER GAMES'
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE' (ROCK MUSIC'S 'MOST
POPULAR FEMALE PERSONALITY' FOR 1980)
PLAYER 1 'SPACE INVADERS'
KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT' (RESIDENT IN NZ)
JOHN FARNHAM 'HELP' (GOLD ALBUM FOR 1980)
JOE DOLCE 'SHUDDAP YOU FACE'
AIR SUPPLY 'ALL OUT OF LOVE'
FLOWERS 'SISTER'
THE REELS 'ACCORDING TO MY HEART'
COLD CHISEL 'MY BABY'
MONDO ROCK 'STATE OF THE HEART'
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'HOOCHIE GUCCI FIORUCCI MAMA'
SHERBS 'I HAVE THE SKILL'
NUMBERS 'FIVE LETTER WORD'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'ROMEO & JULIET'
MEO245 'LADY LOVE'
THE DUGITES 'SOUTH PACIFIC'
INXS 'JUST KEEP WALKING'
THE ANGELS 'NO SECRETS'
SPLIT ENZ 'ONE STEP AHEAD'

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