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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...

Inventors, The

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 1 (Australia) The Inventors was first produced by the Australian ABC network as a low-budget summer fill-in. It went...

Caddie (1976)

In Sydney in 1925, Caddie (Helen Morse) gets a job as a barmaid in an inner-city pub after walking out on an unfaithful husband....

Turnaround

This Sydney power pop band were a pop group with a fresh and squeaky-clean image. With an added touch of respectability, the necktie. 23-year-old drummer...

I’m Talking

Vocalist Kate Ceberano left school at 14 determined to become a professional singer and, within two years, her tenacity and talent saw her established...

Proteens, The

The Proteens were a young Sydney band inspired by Sixties girl groups like The Ronettes and The Crystals. Their line-up featured three female lead...

You Say The Word

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 4 (Australia) This adult educational series was designed, funded and produced by the Australian Department of Immigration (with...

Swami Sarasvati

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Arriving in Australia from India in 1967, Swami Sarasvati became Australia's foremost Yoga expert when she presented...

Variety Italian Style

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Variety Italian Style was produced by Channel 10 in Melbourne and was hosted by Anne Luciano (pictured) - who...

Night Shift

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Australia) Channel Ten's late night music show Night Shift was hosted by radio 2MMM DJ David White and...

Video Hits

1 9 8 7 - 2 0 1 1 (Australia) This music video show from Channel 10 (Australia) aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings. First screened in...

Rock Around The World

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (Australia) This offering from Australia's SBS television introduced Australian music viewers to sounds from continents other than...

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Philco Television Playhouse

1 9 4 8 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) This live dramatic series debuted on the NBC network on 3 October 1948 and featured original...

Titfield Thunderbolt, The (1953)

The picturesque village of Titfield is linked to a nearby town, Mallingford, by a single track railway. Unfortunately, the railway loses money and is...

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant were formed from the remnants of late 60s psychedelic beat group Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, who scored a 1967 UK...

How the West Was Won

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 1 x Pilot 28 x episodes Mountain man Zeb Macahan (James Arness) returns to the Macahan family farm...

Harmony Grass

The sole Harmony Grass LP, This Is Us (1970), is arguably the finest UK soft rock release of the last four decades. Bandleader Tony...

Heights, The

1 9 9 2 (USA) This drama series ran on Fox for only three months beginning in August 1992 and featured the exploits of a band...

Because They’re Young (1960)

The theme tune of this movie is simply magnificent, played by twangy-guitar ace Duane Eddy, and it rightly outlived this little Columbia teenage angst...

Coasters, The

Carl Gardner, Leon Hughes, Billy Guy and Bobby Nunn got together in 1955 as The Coasters (originally The Robins) and hit the US charts with...