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Ask the Leyland Brothers

In Ask the Leyland Brothers, adventurers Mike and Mal Leyland travelled to different parts of Australia to make short documentary segments. Every story was...

Aunty Jack Show, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 3(Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes The Aunty Jack Show was a bizarre Australian sketch comedy. Aunty Jack herself was...

Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos

1 9 9 2 (Australia) 1 x 34 minute episode (!) Aussie clip show Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos was hauled off the air midway through its...

Australian Crawl

The members of Australian Crawl all hailed from the Mount Eliza area on the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria, Australia. The band came together in...

Autumn

Following a tradition set by Aussie bands like The Affair, The Executives and Zoot, Sydney-based Autumn was unashamedly a pop band. Their debut single Mr Henry's...

Autumn Affair

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (Australia) 156 x 15 minute episodes "I, Julia Parrish, am now 43, the early autumn time of life, the...

Avalanche

With the break up of The Bootleg Family Band in November 1975, Tony Naylor, Geoff Cox and Clive Harrison recruited Adrian Campbell and began gigging as...

Avengers , The

This Brisbane-based Australian combo initially plied their wares on the club and discotheque circuit, mainly performing cover versions of the Top 40 hits of...

Avion

Outside a strong cult following, Sydney band Avion's brand of melodic, American-influenced AOR met with virtual indifference at home. RCA even issued the band's...

Axiom

Formed in Melbourne in 1969, Axiom were arguably Australia's first "supergroup". Yet, in spite of a wealth of talent and promise, some notable chart...

Ayers Rock

Ray Burton left the band in 1974 and was replaced by Sydney guitarist Chris Brown. The band ultimately broke up, due to a lack of...

Babe (1995)

This Australian family comedy, based on Dick King-Smith's book The Sheep-Pig, came out of nowhere to enchant millions around the world, converting many small...

Baby Animals

Husky-voiced singer Suze DeMarchi recorded three soft-metal singles in the UK for EMI during the late 1980s, co-writing one of them with Simon Climie...

Bachelors From Prague

Melbourne-based Bachelors From Prague formed in 1985 and played an infectious blend of 1940s jazz, 1950s R&B, 1970s funk and salsa. The group became the...

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

As a rule Hollywood portrays the mentally disabled as quaint, likeable, quirky and entirely benign people who occasionally say the wisest things. No wait,...

Bailey’s Bird

1 9 7 7 (Australia) 26 x 25 minute episodes This Australian-made family adventure series was filmed in Penang and starred Hu Pryce as a retired RAAF...

Bakery

Bakery formed in Perth, Western Australia, in 1970. One of the leading underground groups of their day, they are remembered for their superb debut album,...

Bam Balams, The

Singer/songwriter Brendan Kibble formed The Bam Balams in Sydney in August 1984. The line-up of Kibble, Brad Fitzpatrick (ex-Division 4), Steve Cole and Matt Manchester...

Bamboos, The

By the time this Perth (Australia) band's debut LP, Rarer Than Rocking Horse Shit, was released on vinyl it was already three years old -...

Band Of Light

Band of Light was a blues-based group formed in October 1972 in Sydney (Australia) by Phil Key, with bassist Peter Roberts - both of...

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Sweatbands

More than a number one song from Olivia Newton-John, her tribute to the aerobics craze extended into the workout arena. Olivia's high-profile role in...

1959

January 01 - The dictator of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, is overthrown by Fidel Castro's guerrillas and flees to the Dominican Republic. 02 - Fidel Castro proclaims...

Oswald Mosley

Oswald Ernest Mosley was born in Manchester on 16 November 1896, the son of the fifth baronet and heir to a sizable fortune. Entering Parliament...

L-Shaped Room, The (1962)

A French girl (Leslie Caron), expecting an illegitimate baby, comes to live in a seedy London boarding house, and gets involved with Toby (Tom...

Archer

1 9 7 5 (USA) 6 x 60 minute episodes Former cop Lew Archer (Brian Keith) is now a private detective who is not above bending the...

Artwoods

The Artwoods secured a loyal fan-base in the 60s wowing the hipsters at London's Speakeasy, Klooks Kleek, The 100 Club and Eel Pie Island,...

Wolfman Jack

1 9 3 9 - 1 9 9 5 With the on-air cool of Alan Freed and the smokestack growl of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Weston Smith - a...

Superman III (1983)

After taking on Lex Luthor and three Kryptonian supervillains in Superman II (1981), the Man of Steel now battled his greatest foe yet: comedian Richard Pryor...