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It’s All Happening!

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This Channel 7 (Australia) live pop show hosted by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs debuted in March 1966 and aired at 5.00 pm on Sunday afternoons before the news.

Surrounded by stark geometric sets and dancing go-go girls, host Billy Thorpe introduced guests such as MPD Limited, Ray Brown and The Whispers, Max Merritt and the Meteors, Laurel Lea, Merv Benton, Lynne Randell, The Twilights and The Allusions.

Post and pre-recording were thrown out in favour of live sound and performances with the result being lively imperfection which appealed greatly to the teenage audience at home.

The show was gone by December.