Australia

Young Homebuyers

Young Homebuyers hailed from Adelaide, Australia, and pivoted around the songwriting team of Nigel Lawrence and Greg Williams, who met at high school. In their original incarnation, the band were heavily into satire, offering hilarious stage parodies of The Police, Billy Joel, Redgum and others, with songs like It's Still Billy Joel To Me, Penguins Took My(...)

Young Ramsay

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 0 (Australia) 26 x 60 minute episodes Tired of city life, young veterinarian Peter Ramsay (John Hargreaves) moves to the countryside and connects with the locals. The area in the series was called Jindarra though the series was actually filmed in the area around Healesville, Victoria. Hargreaves was(...)

Young Talent Time

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 8 8 (Australia) "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you . . .". Sing this to Australians of a certain generation and they will sing the "oo-oo-oo's" back in rapturous nostalgia. Each week for 18 years (read that again: EIGHTEEN years!) from April 1971 onwards, the avuncular Johnny(...)

Zeta

The Ampol Rally in 1964 was a baptism of fire for an unknown car, newly born, barely christened. It was the Zeta - the lowest priced, lowest powered car ever to enter such a long, gruelling reliability trial, not just in Australia, but in the world. The Zeta team finished the punishing 7,000-mile course without(...)

Zoot

Zoot

When Australian band Zoot moved from their hometown of Adelaide (where they had played as Times Unlimited and Down The Line) to Melbourne in 1968, their management gave them a bubblegum image, centred on the slogan "Think Pink, Think Zoot". The band dressed entirely in pink outfits. It took the band until 1970 to shake the image(...)

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