1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 6 (Australia)
222 x episodes
In 1964, the new Australian ATV0 Network (now Channel Ten) decided it would enter the Rock & Roll field and the hugely successful Go!! began life as a weekly show on Mondays at 7:00pm (the timeslot soon changing to 6:00pm Saturdays).
The resident band on Go!! was The Strangers, and their guitarist John Farrar would go on to write a string of million-selling hits for an artist featured regularly on the show, Olivia Newton-John, including tracks from Grease (1978) and Xanadu (1980).
Although Go!! finally ran out of steam in 1966, the 0-10 Network remained interested in rock & roll, and quickly came up with Kommotion – a half-hour weekday programme hosted by DJ Ken Sparkes, and featuring a team which mimed the hits of the day.
Original Go!! host Ian Turpie went on to become the king of daytime TV game shows (and housewives heartthrob) in Australia, while Johnny Young (who replaced Turpie in 1966) went on to the hugely successful Young Talent Time in the 70s and 80s.