The Rage blurb appears to have changed somewhat as it now mentions:
"rage has also dug out a 1975 Rock Arena special ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ which includes live performances by Daddy Cool, Ayers Rock and Phil Manning and, after a very sad week for music, rage will play a special tribute to the late Steve Prestwich of Cold Chisel including a live Cold Chisel concert from 1980. Next week rage will also play a comprehensive tribute to the late Harvey James of Sherbet."
They must have realised that the GTK they had on Sherbet didn't include Harvey and have postponed it to next week. Hopefully they will add the 1982 Eurogliders Countdown with The Sherbs.
The Rock Arena item appears to be the following, which must have been shown as a stand alone program back in 1975 and was later repeated on Rock Arena.
ID: 334720 - THE BIG ROCK CONCERT
recording date: 20-Apr-1975
summary: ROCK ARENA STORAGE TAPE 87 FROM THE BIG ROCK CONCERT RECORDED 20.4.75.IT WAS A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE FREEDOM FOR HUNGER CAMPAIGN IN BANGLADESH, AND HOSTED BY JON ENGLISH
personalities: JON ENGLISH, PRESENTER;DADDY COOL, ROCK GROUP;ROSS WILSON, SINGER FROM DADDY COOL;PHIL MANNING, MUSICIAN;AYERS ROCK, ROCK GROUP
shotlist: 0.00 WS DADDY COOL AT SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL STAGE PERFORMING,HIDI HI HIDI HO;8.00 CU WILSON EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BENEFIT CONCERT;8.17 VS DADDY COOL SING DUKE OF EARL;15.53 VS DADDY COOL PERFORM THE DADDY COOL THEME;18.30 VS DADDY COOL PERFORM EAGLE ROCK, AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, CA TO CROWD;24.00 VS DADDY COOL FINISH;24.07 CU VS ENGLISH TALKS ABOUT THE FREEDOM FOR HUNGER CAMPAIGN IN BANGLADESH AND THANKS THE SPONSORS;25.02 VS MANNING PERFORMS SOLO YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL;30.30 VS MANNING SINGS BIG YELLOW TAXI;33.11 VS MANNING SINGS THE ABORIGINE SONG;40.00 VS MANNING PERFORMS WALKIN BLUES AND WISH THERE WAS A WAY;49.00 CU ENGLISH ACKNOWLEGES MANNING AND SPONSORS;50.22 VS AYERS ROCK PERFORM SNOOPIES RETURN;60.30 VS DADDY COOL PERFORM LADY MONTEGO;1.03.15 VS AYERS ROCK PERFORM GOING HOME, BIG RED ROCK, YOU GOTTA YELL AND AN INSTRUMENTAL;1.07.54 CLOSING CREDITS;1.32.18 END
Guru if Rage include that 82 Eurogliders Countdown next week I'll be delighted beyond words!
A good idea by Rage to postpone the Sherbet tribute - I'm sure the GTK one had already been shown a few years ago anyway. Gives Rage time to find something more appropriate.
The 1975 Rock Arena special doesn't particularly interest me, however I rather have that on than another 70's Countdown repeat so I'm not too fussed about it - I'm somewhat amazed it survived the infamous video cull to be honest.
I was SO scared when reading this that rage were going to cut off a Countdown this weekend as they are SOOOO good.
The 1975 concert sounds like H E L L but hey... I wouldn't get TO excited about the Sherbet thing being next weekend. It could be hours of Sherbet and The Sherbs without playing Countdown's! :-(
Yep, they probably will. Would LOVE for there to be the 3 Countdown's first so I can go to bed for the rest as I ain't really hanging for Cold Chisel live 1980 at all...
The '75 concert at the Myer Music Bowl is jaw dropping for me...incredibly historic and personally I can't wait to see it. It's infamous for shots of Melbourne's sharpie cult members being in the audience doing their aggressive and scary dances...really amazing stuff.
I think more importantly we should collectively pray to the universe that ABC management doesn't f#@k rage and its viewers over again by wiping the Saturday morning program off for another week of floods coverage...or shorten the duration of Saturday night in favour of more repeats of repeats of repeats...that's what I'm most concerned about
I don't want to be pedantic here, but the date on the Concert For Bangladesh must be wrong. The whole Bangladesh thing was happening in 1971 - George Harrison did his Concert For Bangladesh in that year. Also, if it features sharpies then it would have to be from 1971 or '72 because the whole sharpie thing had well and truly died out by 1975 - the tail end of the Whitlam era when glam, long hair and hippies ruled. If it is in black and white then that would be the clincher as production at the ABC was almost exclusively in black and white right up until the colour tests began in October 1974. Even the first series of Rush - produced in mid 1974 - was in black and white. Also, I'm surprised at the Rock Arena branding. As we all know RA didn't begin until 1982 and they were very rarely into showing old clips unless the band being featured (or a member of the band) had a current hit. Will be very interesting to see this when it goes to air.
While we're on broadcast dates, I'm almost certain that the date for Countdown's December 12th 1985 episode is also incorrect - I have the episodes from December 8th, 15th and 22nd which are all a aweek apart. December 12th would make it a midweek show. Was Countdown also shown midweek in '85? I was only 12 years old back then so can't really remember if there was or not.