I'M A VERY HAPPY CHAP, FOUR COUNTDOWNS FROM THE 80's - WOO HOO!!!!
Date of Transmission: 09-Dec-1984
This show featured Molly Meldrum reporting from Toronto and New York about a Prince concert. Wham presented the single ‘Freedom’ via satellite and Molly Meldrum spoke with Madonna on the telephone re. her success in Australia and Madonna introduced her single ‘Like A Virgin’.
VIDEO CLIPS INCLUDED:
STYLE COUNCIL 'SHOUT TO THE TOP'
BLUE NILE 'STAY'
HONEYDRIPPERS 'SEA OF LOVE'
INXS 'DANCING ON THE JETTY'
HUMAN LEAGUE 'LOUISE'
I'M TALKING 'TRUST ME'
BAND AID PROJECT 'DO THEY KNOW IT'S XMAS'
ICEHOUSE 'DUSTY PAGES'
SHEILA E 'THE BELLE OF ST MARK'
EURYTHMICS 'SEXCRIME (1984)'
PAT BENATAR 'WE BELONG'
PAUL YOUNG 'I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN'
ALISON MOYET 'ALL CRIED OUT'
HUEY LEWIS 'IF THIS IS IT'
CULTURE CLUB 'THE WAR SONG'
SHAKA KHAN 'I FEEL FOR YOU'
SCANDAL 'THE WARRIOR'
DYNAMIC HEPNOTICS 'SOUL KIND OF FEELING'
RAY PARKER JNR 'GHOSTBUSTERS'
DURAN DURAN 'THE WILD BOYS'
BILLY OCEAN 'CARIBBEAN QUEEN'
STEVIE WONDER 'I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU'
MADONNA 'LIKE A VIRGIN'
COUNTDOWN; SHOW 375
Date of Transmission: 19-Jun-1983
Hosted by Bonnie Tyler. Molly Meldrum also interviews Bonnie Tyler and hosts Humdrum Music.
STUDIO PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
MACHINATIONS 'PRESSURE SWAY'
ANGELS 'LIVE LADY LIVE'
BONNIE TYLER 'TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART'
BONNIE TYLER 'HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN'
CULTURE CLUB 'CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND'
FORREST 'ROCK THE BOAT'
THOMSPON TWINS 'LOVE ON OUR SIDE'
THE CURE 'LET'S GO TO BED'
MEAT LOAF 'RAZOR'S EDGE'
THE CALL 'WALLS CAME DOWN'
HAYSI FANTAYZEE 'SHINY SHINY'
MICHAEL SEMBELLO 'MANIAC'
JOAN ARMATRADING 'DROP THE PILOT'
ELTON JOHN 'I'M STILL STANDING'
EURYTHMICS 'SWEET DREAMS'
NAKED EYES 'ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'BILLIE JEAN'
LAURA BRANIGAN 'SOLITAIRE'
RENEE & RENATO 'SAVE YOUR LOVE'
REDUM 'ONLY 19'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'BEAT IT'
BONNIE TYLER 'TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART'
Date of Transmission: 15-Mar-1987
This week’s show is hosted by three members of The Cockroaches; Tony, Paul and John. Molly Meldrum presents Humdrum from Hollywood where he interviews Billy Idol about his new song ‘Don’t Need A Gun’. Molly Meldrum also talks about the interviews he has filmed while overseas and shoes the US and UK Top 5.
VIDEO CLIPS INCLUDED:
CATTLETRUCK 'LEAVE ME' – PERFORMED LIVE
CHANTOOZIES 'WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS'
HUXTON CREEPERS 'AUTUMN LEAVES' – PERFORMED LIVE
JOHN FARNHAM 'A TOUCH OF PARADISE'
THE COCKROACHES 'SHE'S THE ONE' – PERFORMED LIVE
BON JOVI 'LIVIN ON A PRAYER'
STACEY Q 'WE CONNECT'
IGGY POP 'REAL WILD CHILD'
MEL AND DIM 'SOWING OUT'
TALKING HEADS 'LOVE FOR SALE'
BANANARAMA 'TRICK OF THE NIGHT'
PRETENDERS 'MY BABY'
BOY GEORGE 'EVERYTHING I OWN'
ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL 'I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
DEBBIE HARRY 'FRENCH KISSIN' IN THE USA'
THE ANGELS 'WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE'
EUROPE 'THE FINAL COUNTDOWN'
NEW ORDER 'BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE'
CAMEO 'WORD UP'
JOHN FARNHAM 'PRESSURE DOWN'
BANGLES 'WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN'
BORIS GARDINER 'I WANNA WAKE UP WITH YOU'
KIM WILDE 'YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON'
Date of Transmission: 30-Mar-1980
This show was hosted by members of the band Racey and Co-Hosted by Molly Meldrum. Cherry Ripe interview two members of ‘The Flying Lizards’ in London, Debrah Evans and David Cunningham. Molly Meldrum interviews Racey.
Music video clips and more!
Yep, that's right, there is no info for the 1980 one, I don't know why.
Love the 1st show, especially brings back memories of that period as I finished High School the week before.
Some great stuff, with the Prince and Madonna stuff for example.
Wasn't a big Bonnie Tyler fan though, so could care less about her studio performances in the 1983 episode which looks a little bland to be honest.
The 1987 episode also looks pretty standard, some interesting 'live' performances is about it for me.
Shame we didn't get the Judie Tzuke hosted episode from 1980 to be honest. I couldn't stand Racey, my father liked them, that's how bad they were...lol
None of these are repeats so I am not sure where that information came from - maybe a change of mind from the Rage team? If so, very sensible!!
Date of Transmission..: 30-Mar-1980
Program Title.........: COUNTDOWN;SHOW 233
Summary...............: THIS SHOW HOSTED BY MEMBERS OF BAND RACEY AND CO-HOSTED
BY MOLLY (WITHOUT HAT). A FULL LENGTH ADVERTISEMENT FOR
THE 'TV WEEK ABC ROCK MUSIC AWARDS' (LIVE FROM
MELBOURNE'S COMEDY THEATRE) WAS SHOWN. CHERRY RIPE IV
TWO MEMBERS OF THE GROUP 'FLYING LIZARDS' (IN LONDON)
DEBRAH EVANS & DAVID CUNNINGHAM RE OTHER MEMBERS,
SINGING STYLE/VOCALS, THEIR PARTICULAR ROCK SOUND,
MONEY AND THEIR MOST RECENT SONG TV. MOLLY INTERVIEWED
RACEY RE TOURING, SINGLE, NEW ALBUM AND SUCCESS OF PAST
JO STANLEY 'NO MORE SAD SONGS' (LIVE)
LOOSE CHANGE 'HIT ME WITH ANOTHER DOUBLE' (LIVE)
THE STOCKINGS 'STREET TALKING' (LIVE)
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'
RACEY 'SUCH A NIGHT' (LIVE)
PATRICK D. MARTIN 'I LIKE LECTRIC MOTORS'
MARYANNE FAITHFULL 'BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN'
JANIS IAN 'FLY TO HIGH'
FLYING LIZARDS 'MONEY' & 'TV'
JUDIE TZUKE 'WELCOME TO THE CRUISE'
THE KNACK 'BABY TALKS DIRTY'
KC (HARRY CASEY) & THE SUNSHINE BAND 'PLEASE DON'T GO'
JOHN TOWNLEY 'DREAM'
DAVID BOWIE 'JOHN I'M ONLY DANCING'
OVERSEAS ALBUM PREVIEW:
'THE MOTELS' - THE MOTELS (EMI)
'CLOSETS AND BULLETS'
NATIONAL TOP TEN:
POLICE 'WALKING ON THE MOON' (NO.10)
THE JACKSONS 'BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE' (NO.9)
KENNY ROGERS 'COWARD OF THE COUNTY' (NO.8)
CAPTAIN & TENNILLE 'DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME' (NO.7)
MICHAEL JACKSON 'ROCK WITH 'YOU' (NO.6)
COLLEEN HEWETT 'DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU' (NO.5)
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU' (NO.4)
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE' (NO.3)
PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PT 2' (NO.2)
QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE' (NO.1)
I'm excited about the 1987 episode of Countdown... Stacey Q's 'We Connect' in particular. And that might be the first airing of Mel & Kim's 'Showing Out' in Australia? Bananarama 'Trick of the Night' - I'm hoping it's the black & white Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced version, but am guessing it's probably the colour Jolley & Swain-produced 'international'/US version.
I'm very happy that they are two shows from 1983 and 1984, this for me was the peak of 80s pop, or it was the start of my high-school days. I love 80s music generally, but the music particularly of 1983 1984 means a lot to me, because it was the threshold of my teen years, a lot of great stuff going on there. Anyway, here is the actual RAGE line up for Saturday night:
COUNTDOWN December 9th, 1984
COUNTDOWN PROMO From Early 1980s
COUNTDOWN June 19th, 1983
THE 7.30 REPORT Report on Stryper, June 19th, 1987
STRYPER Calling On You
TWISTED SISTER I Wanna Rock (Warner)
KISS God Gave Rock and Roll To You II (Polydor)
COUNTDOWN March 30th, 1980
EDGE OF THE WEDGEJune 24th, 1986
TACTICS Second Language (Independent)
SAILOR Girls, Girls, Girls
COUNTDOWN Interview with David Bowie, November 10th, 1978
DAVID BOWIE D.J. (EMI)
COUNTDOWN PROMO April, 1987
COUNTDOWN March 15th, 1987
COUNTDOWN PROMO Promo
GTK PROMO 1971
GTK Sherbet Special - Live at the Capitol Theatre, January 1974
Too many posts on the same topic. Don't know which one to reply to?
Currently waiting on individual timings, as soon as its up I'll get 'em in here :)
Frankster, once again, can you do your trick with the exact timings of rage. As I still don't have a HDD recorder and record onto discs, exact timings are crucial. (for timer recording also). Cheers.
Certainly can Michael! As soon as they're released it'll be here :)
YAY! YAY! YAY!
I am getting my requested June 19th, 1983 episode with BONNIE Tyler Hosting and Patrick is getting his December 9th, 1984 request!!!
I AM * M E G A * EXCITED!!!
Yes, about time after always seeing the studio performances from this episode all the time on VH1 a few years back.