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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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Lawn Flamingos

In 1951, Don Featherstone designed the first plastic lawn flamingo for Union Products of Leominster, Massachusetts. The hollow, steel-legged bird soon became the lawn ornament...

Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 29 x 30 minute episodes "Magic!" - Bill Maynard starred in this Yorkshire TV sitcom as Selwyn...

Cleopatras, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) The Cleopatras was an eight-part drama disaster from the BBC, described as a horror comic about the incestuous murderous rulers of Egypt...

Man Who Fell To Earth, The (1976)

An alien (David Bowie in his first starring role) masquerades as wealthy corporate honcho Thomas Jerome Newton to cover up his true mission. After landing in...

Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) 26 x 60 minute episodes This western drama series starred a 12-year-old Kurt Russell as a young boy...

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...

Saturday Scene

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) Any self-respecting teenyboppers were glued to the telly on Saturday mornings in the mid-70s to watch...