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Teen Scene

1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (Australia)

This ABC TV teenage music programme was hosted by singer Johnny Chester (pictured below right with Olivia Newton-John) who appeared with his group, The Chessmen (pictured above) – augmented with sax players Henri Bource and Don Wright- and a quartet of singers called The Thin Men.

Three guest artists appeared each week,

The weekly half-hour show premiered on Saturday 3 October 1964 and was screened at 6.30 pm on Saturdays and aired in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Rockhampton and Townsville.


Channels in Newcastle, Canberra, Orange and Wollongong took the show from Sydney; Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Gippsland took it from Melbourne; Toowoomba and Lismore from Brisbane; and Launceston from Hobart.

Johnny Chester
The Chessmen
Les Stacpool (Guitar)
Frank McMahon (Bass)
Bert Stacpool (Piano)
Mike Lynch (Drums)
Henri Bource (Saxophone)
Don Wright (Saxophone)
The Thin Men
John Edwards (2nd tenor)
John Florence (tenor)
Tony Lee (bass)
Ron Patrick (baritone)