Does anyone remember the song "Convoy" that was released around 1976-1978 that had truck drivers talking on the CB "That's a big 104 Rubber Ducky...etc"?
My partner says that around 1978, he was watching Countdown and saw this song being played to an Australian version of the song's film clip. Apparently his father was a truck driver and appeared in the film clip. His father has passed away and he has been searching for this everywhere and can't find it.
It is his birthday in August and I would LOVE to obtain a copy of this film clip with his father on it and give it to him as a HUUUGGEEE surprise.
Can anyone help me???
Can you upload an Australian version of Convoy film clip on YouTube if you got a copy of it please?
I know 'Convoy' very well, from 'Ripper '76'! When I was working at Tax in the mid 90's opening up the Tax Returns, we used to bring in our daggy tapes and play them all morning and one of my mates got hold of 'Ripper 76'. We played the tape all the time, p i s s e d off a lot of people and a couple of us always used to p i s s ourselves laughing when 'Convoy' came on. Then a group of us used to prank each other and ring up their work extension and play 'Convoy' over the phone and then hang up! . '104 Rubberduck...we got ourselves a Convoy'...
Can you please tell me the list of six full episodes of European-produced "Popscope" film clip series with all sorts of official rare promo clips of artists from the time?
Brett... I've read your message and IF, fingers and toes crossed, you find this song, you'll hear me yahooing from the rooftops!!! It will be too much!!! I'm waiting with bated breath xxx.
Just an update - I finally get a day away from work tomorrow so I will chase up that Countdown episode for you tomorrow and let you know how I go.
You have no idea how much I appreciate you doing this... I'm so excited and have fingers and toes crossed... Even the thought of you finding it gives me a lump in my throat..
Thank you so much
I have located the DVD of the Countdown episode that features the Australian film clip to Convoy.
As Molly Meldrum and silly JPY talk over the start of the clip, the vision only lasts around 1 1/2 minutes as I mentioned and the sad part is you do not see your partners late father in the flesh in that piece of the clip. Whilst there is some good vision of the truck both close-up and from a distance it is disappointing that the truck driver is not seen in the flesh as such.
This would be all that now survives anywhere of this clip given how much footage was wiped from this period so I am sad the news is not at least a bit better. Unfortunately very few people had video recorders in 1976. Does your partner recall if his father appeared in the clip in person or not?
I am happy to send this DVD off to you in the post (no charge) if you would like it anyway - you can E-Mail me at email@example.com
I sent you an email from my work email . Did you get it???
I remember that clip well. During 1976 I was at Phillip College in Canberra which had a small TV studio with U-Matic video recorders. The caretaker allowed me into the building one Sunday to record Countdown and Convoy was the number one record. The clip was played in full. During that year (and 1977) I also recorded other episodes of Countdown and Flashez.
I kept meaning to snaffle the tapes and smuggle them out of the building in my backpack but I never got around to it. The cassettes were quite large and I would have had to remove all my books and sports gear to fit them in.
It is one of my greatest regrets that I never brought those tapes home in light of the great bulk-erasings of 1981. Imagine how valuable those recordings would have been now.
Is it a possibility that Phillips College may have the tapes tucked away somewhere???
Sorry about that - No E-Mail came through that I saw. I may have not seen it or accidentally deleted it, or it maye have gone to the spam folder. I have your E-Mail address link here so I should be able to send you one. Will try in the morning. I am only on a work laptop tonight. Regards Brett
Thanks so much.