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Alan Bond

This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the...

Alan Dale & The Houserockers

Australian singer Alan Dale had been a big band singer before moving over to the new Rock 'n' Roll in 1957. His popularity rose...

Aliens, The

The Aliens were one of the first Australian bands of the late 70s to adopt the New Wave "uniform" of black clothes and skinny ties. Originally...

All The Way

1 9 8 8 (Australia) 32 x 30 minute episodes All the Way was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network,...

All Together Now

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 101 x 30 minute episodes This Australian sitcom was broadcast on the Nine network and starred Aussie...

Allison Durbin

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 May 1950, Allison Anne Durbin joined New Zealand's popular Uncle Tom's Friendly Road Children's Choir (a radio...

Allniters, The

During the late 70s/early 80s a small pub in downtown Sydney, called the Sussex Hotel, was the birthplace of the Australian mod revival. When...

Allusions, The

The Allusions were one of the most stylish and inventive of Sydney's 1960s beat groups. The band issued six singles; Gypsy Woman (March 1966), The...

Almost Anything Goes (Australia)

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Based on the British show It's a Knockout, Almost Anything Goes featured teams competing against each other...

Alvin Purple

1 9 7 6 (Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes Alvin Purple was a spin-off from the Australian film of the same name which had been an immense box office...

Alvin Purple (1973)

"The problem is, I just can’t seem to avoid sex.” This amiable sex farce follows the exploits of a young Australian man (Graeme Blundell) who...

Alvin Rides Again (1974)

This feeble sequel to 70s Australian sex comedy Alvin Purple (1973) has the irresistible young Alvin (Graeme Blundell) grinning and baring all as he switches places...

Angels, The

Alongside Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and Rose Tattoo, The Angels had a profound effect on the Australian live music scene of the late 70s/early...

Anita Cobby

It was the crime that shocked Australia - pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect,...

ANZACS

1 9 8 5 (Australia) 5 x 100 minute episodes This 1985 miniseries followed the lives of a dozen volunteer Australian soldiers who served in the 8th...

Apartments , The

Like a number of Australian musicians who got their start during the late 1970s New Wave movement, The Apartments' Peter Milton Walsh received more acclaim in...

Arcade

1 9 8 0 (Australia) 38 x 30 minute episodes (Only 10 went to air) Arcade was Bill Harmon's swansong in Australian television. Harmon, who had worked in...

Arctic Circles, The

1960s-influenced band The Arctic Circles played the Melbourne (Australia) independent scene in the mid-1980s. The band's sound fused garage-punk, psychedelia and tough R&B riffs. The...

Ariel

Australian band Ariel was the brainchild of Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, following on from the break-up of their previous band Spectrum in April 1973. Ariel played...

Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes   The first Australian animation series to be successfully syndicated and sold overseas, Arthur had a distinctly British look and...

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Dragonslayer (1981)

When Galen (Peter MacNicol in his film debut), ward of the earth's last master wizard, Ulrich (Ralph Richardson), tries to use his master's magic...

Custom Vans

Whether you were travelling in the Mystery Machine with Scooby Doo and crew, or just pulling bongs in the back of a Dodge Econoline...

Poodle Skirts

Bill Haley & The Comets' pioneering rock and roll got the screaming teenagers off the auditorium chairs and out onto the floor, where the...

Davey & Goliath

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 65 x 15 minute episodes Several x 30 minute specials Brought to you by the makers of Gumby...

Wasted Youth

Formed in the summer of 1979, this East London band forged a style with punk and psych roots. Their singles and albums were released on...

Big Joe Turner

Joe Turner was born in Kansas City on 18 May 1911, and by the late 1920's he was a singing bartender in a town...

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Southside Johnny Lyons (the moniker derives from the South Side of Chicago, from whence cometh lots of blues, Johnny's inspiration and love) began singing...

Oasis

Guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, bass player Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll originally formed as 061 (after the telephone area code for their...