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Band Of Talabene

Phil Manning Guitar, vocals Tony Naylor Guitar Phil Gaunt Bass Tony Buettel Drums Gus Fenwick Bass Peter Roberts Guitar Fran Kelly Bass Peter Curtain Drums Paul Wheeler Bass Dallas Royal Drums Steve Webb Drums

Bandicoot

Australian band Bandicoot was essentially the duo of Mick Fettes (who had recently left Madder Lake) and Shane Bourne (who later became known as...

Barley Charlie

1 9 6 4 (Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes Sisters Joan (Sheila Bradley) and Shirley (Robina Beard) Muggleton inherit a run-down roadside cafe-cum-garage from their Uncle...

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1975)

Watching Barry McKenzie Holds His Own today it's difficult to believe that as a kid I was allowed to show this movie at my high school. The...

Bay City Union

Bay City Union formed in Brisbane in March 1966 and were one of Australia's first traditional Chicago blues bands. They released one single for Festival...

BB Steal

Craig Csongrady Vocals, guitar Kevin Pratt Guitar, vocals Warren Mason Guitar Peter Waterank Bass Peter Heckenberg Drums Richard Grant Bass Craig Rosevear Drums

Be Our Guest

1 9 6 6 (Australia) Australian show Be Our Guest was an attempt by the Australian ABC-TV to capture a slice of the late daytime viewing audience,...

Beargarden

As Virgin Records' first Australian signing, Beargarden were briefly big big news. Their first single, Finer Things, was released in 1984 and promoted via mega tours...

Beatbox

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Though ostensibly a music TV programme, this Saturday afternoon show from the Australian ABC network was...

Beathoven

Formed in Tasmania (Australia) in 1975, Beathoven was based around the amazingly talented trio of Charlie Touber, Greg Cracknell and David Minchin, supplemented by...

Beaumont Children Disappearance (1966)

In Adelaide, Australia, on 28 January 1966, three children from the Beaumont family, Jane (9), Arnna (7) and Grant (4) vanished from Glenelg beach after...

Bellbird

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia) 1508 x 15 minute episodes 53 x 60 minute episodes 134 x 30 minute episodes Bellbird followed the lives of...

Ben Hall

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (Australia/UK/USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes The storyline of this Australian series centred on the bushranger, Frank Gardiner,...

Bev Harrell

Alongside Lynne Randell, petite blonde Bev Harrell was one of the most popular female solo singers on the mid-60s Australian pop scene. Hailing from Adelaide,...

Big Gig, The

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 66 x 60 minute episodes In the late 80s, Australian comedian Wendy Harmer (pictured) brought back from...

Big Pig

Although technically an Australian group, Big Pig began in London around 1985. Lead singer Sherine had a dark alto that complemented the often depressing...

Bill Collins’ Golden Years Of Hollywood

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 9 5 (Australia) Bill Collins has been described as "Mr. Movies of Australia". He has presented films on...

Bill Hayden

Australian Labor politician and leader of the Australian Labor Party between 1977 and 1983, minister of foreign affairs from 1983 to 1988, and Australian...

Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs

William Richard Thorpe was born in Manchester, England, and moved to Australia with his parents at the age of 11. They settled in Brisbane,...

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Protest Music

Jazz and blues have always attacked injustice, as in Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, written in 1938 about the lynching of black Americans. But the pop protest song...

Top Gun (1986)

If you survive the noise, the moronic script, the ego-trip smirking of the actors, and the nauseating sound track, you might just live long...

Wild In The Streets (1968)

Astounding, grunge-fuelled political satire of a rock star (Christopher Jones) who gets elected President after the voting age is lowered to fifteen. Along the way,...

Vinegar Joe

Vinegar Joe formed in late 1971 out of the ashes of jazz-fusion combo Dada, who had released a single album for Atlantic Records the...

Boone

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Put a little spin on the Elvis Presley story by having him...

Bellboy, The (1960)

Stanley (Jerry Lewis) is just one of an army of bellboys at a luxury hotel in Miami. But, unlike the others, he always seems...

Love Me Tender (1956)

Early in his career Elvis Presley realised that if he wanted to promote all his records, it would be impossible to keep on doing...

Krays, The (1990)

Gary and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet starred in this account of Ronnie and Reggie Kray - the absolute rulers of London's East End underworld through...