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Year:1977
Date:3/4/1977
Show no:100
Summary:FIREWORKS AT BEGINNING OF THIS SHOW TO INTRODUCE COUNTDOWN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY "INTERNATIONAL EDITION"
PROGRAM HOSTED BY MOLLY MELDRUM (WITHOUT HAT) IN MELBOURNE AND LEO SAYER IN LONDON, WITH CROSSES TO
SYDNEY (FJ HOLDEN) AND EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BAY CITY ROLLERS). AUSTRALIAN SEGMENT INCLUDES LIVE PERFORMANCES BY NUMEROUS AUST ARTISTS, COUNTDOWN FOOTAGE OF THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCES ON THE SHOW AND THEM ACTING AS (CASUAL) CO-HOSTS, THESE INCLUDED: TED MULRY GANG, JOHN PAUL YOUNG (SQUEEK), DARYL BRAITHWAITE, RENEE GEYER AND LITTLE RIVER BAND. THE PRERECORDED LONDON END OF THE SHOW FEATURES SEVEN INTERNATIONAL ACTS. IAN MELDRUM CONDUCTS INTERVIEWS WITH: BRYAN FERRY (INCL SOME SHORT CLIPS), PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY (MUSIC IDEAS AND LINDA'S CAREER) AND ELTON JOHN (STUDIO RECORDING, KIKI DEE, AND TV PERFORMING IN ENGLAND). THE TOP TEN HITS OF THE WEEK ARE NOT SHOWN ONLY THE NO. 1 HIT 'THAT'S ROCK AND ROLL' BY SHAUN CASSIDY.
AUSTRALIAN FOOTAGE:
SKYHOOKS 'EGO IS NOT A DIRTY WORD', 'PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES' (LIVE)
OL 55 'ON THE PROWL', 'COME ON LET'S DO IT' (LIVE)
LITTLE RIVER BAND 'CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT', 'HELP IS ON THE WAY' (LIVE)
RENEE GEYER 'IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG', 'STARES AND WHISPERS' (LIVE)
SUPERNAUT 'I LIKE IT BOTH WAYS', 'YOUNG AND INNOCENT' (LIVE)
TED MULRY GANG 'JAMAICA RUM' (LIVE)
MARK HOLDEN 'NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN', 'HEY MY LOVE' (LIVE)
MARCIA HINES 'I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF' (AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE)
HUSH 'NOTHING STAYS THE SAME FOREVER' (AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE)
TASTE 'A LITTLE ROMANCE'
AIR SUPPLY 'EMPTY PAGES'
DEBBIE BYRNE 'YOU PROMISED ME THE LOVE' (AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE)
STARS 'WITH A WINNING HAND'
AVALANCHE 'GOOD FOR YOU'
DRAGON 'GET THAT JIVE' (AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE)
JPY 'YESTERDAYS HERO', 'I WANNA DO IT WITH YOU' (LIVE WITH THE ALLSTARS)
SHERBET 'HOWZAT'
DARYL BRAITHWAITE 'LOVE HAS NO PRIDE' (LIVE)
ENGLISH FOOTAGE:
KIKI DEE 'FIRST THING IN THE MORNING'
SMOKIE 'LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE'
AC/DC 'DOG EATS DOG'
LEO SAYER 'WHEN I NEED YOU'
SHOWADDYWADDY 'WHEN'
SUZI QUATRO 'TEAR ME APART'
DAVID DUNDAS 'ANOTHER FUNNY HONEYMOON'
OVERSEAS CLIP:
SHAUN CASSIDY 'THAT'S ROCK N ROLL'

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