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Digby ‘Dig’ Richards

Australian singer Digby George Richards was born the son of a policeman in Dunedoo in New South Wales on 12 September 1941. Digby (or 'Dig'...

Steve and The Board

Sydney R&B band Steve and The Board formed in 1965. Frontman Steve Kipner was the son of record producer Nat Kipner, who was the force behind...

Razorback (1983)

This mystery thriller set in the Australian outback revolves around a ferocious 500-kilogram feral boar - or razorback. The rhino-sized boar attacks a lonely homestead...

Woobinda: Animal Doctor

1 9 6 8 (Australia) 39 x 30 minute episodes Australian-produced adventure series about veterinary surgeon John Stevens (Don Pascoe) and his wife and children, which...

This Day Tonight

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Commonly abbreviated to TDT, This Day Tonight was Australia’s first nightly current affairs television show. It first...

Penthouse Club

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 180 minute episodes This variety show from Channel 7 Australia was compered by Michael Williamson and Mary...

Club Ska

Formed in January 1986 by four former members of The Allniters and led by Jamaican vocalist Patou ("Pat") Powell, Club Ska released their first...

Scattergood

1 9 7 5 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes This brave six-part comedy series from Australia's ABC starred Max Cullen as the titular character. Claud Scattergood floated...

For The Term of his Natural Life

1 9 8 2 (Australia) This $5 million, six-hour series was a television adaptation of Marcus Clarke's grim novel about the horrors of Australia's convict beginnings....

Fast Cars

Although not strictly a mod band, Fast Cars' earliest gigs were at the Sydney (Australia) mod revival headquarters, the Sussex Hotel. In 1981, Martin Plaza...

True Story of Eskimo Nell, The (1975)

In 19th-century Australia (which looks not unlike the Wild West), one-eyed peeping tom Deadeye Dick (Max Gillies) and cowboy stud Mexico Pete (Serge Lazareff)...

Stiletto

Stiletto formed in Melbourne (Australia) in the Autumn of 1976 and earned a reputation as a strong feminist band on the inner-city pub circuit. By...

Vanilla Chainsaws

Formed in August 1986, Sydney band Vanilla Chainsaws released their debut single, T.S. (Was It Really Me) b/w Everything on the local Phantom label in August the following...

Blue Fin (1978)

Accident prone son 'Snook' Pascoe (Greg Rowe) is forever making mistakes much to the chagrin of his gruff father Bill (Hardy Kruger). But when tragedy...

Christie Allen

There was a time in 1980 when Christie Allen couldn't put a foot wrong. Her single, He's My Number One, claimed a spot in the Australian Top...

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...

Teenage Radio Stars/James Freud & Berlin

Singer/guitarist Sean Kelly's first band was Spred, which he formed in Melbourne (Australia) in 1977 with his school chum James Freud (born Colin McGlinchey). The...

Venetians, The

Australian band The Venetians formed in late 1982 when vocalist Rik Swinn arrived in Australia with a 24-track master demo of a song he'd recorded...

Deckchairs Overboard

Sydney band Deckchairs Overboard formed in 1982 with Ken Campbell on vocals, John Clifforth on guitar and keyboards, Cathy McQuade on bass and Paul Hester...

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Aquanauts, The/Malibu Run

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 32 x 60 minute episodes This 60-minute black and white action-adventure series from CBS featured Hawaii-based freelance...

Pat Benatar

Former bank cashier Patricia Andrejewski changed her name to Benatar and began singing in the late 1970's. She was "discovered" in the New York cabaret Catch...

Hank McCune Show, The

1 9 5 0 (USA) The Hank McCune Show began locally in New York in 1949. The show went national on NBC, briefly, in 1950. Former radio...

Exciters, The

Brenda Reid, Carolyn (Carol) Johnson, Lillian Walker, and Sylvia Wilbur formed the group - originally called The Masterettes - while at high school together in...

Dick Spanner P.I.

1 9 8 6 (UK) 22 x 6 minute episodes Produced by legendary Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, this tongue-in-cheek stop-motion animation series introduced the questionable talents...

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

James Taylor (in his acting debut) is The Driver - a car-obsessed racer with stringy hair and a concentration that precludes conversation. He travels...

Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer emerged in 1967 under the cover of the San Francisco psychedelic scene, but there was nothing remotely lyrical about the three-piece from...

Ray Brown & The Whispers

When Ray Brown died in August 1996, Australian rock & roll lost one of its unsung achievers. After bursting onto the pop scene at Sydney's...
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