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Rock Arena episodes shown on Rage

I think the following is a full list of all the Rock Arena's that Rage have shown over the last 15 years or so.

ROCK ARENA (Andrew Peters 1982-83, Glenn Shorrock 1984, Suzanne Dowling 1984-88)
Date Features (multiple performances)
Feb 23 1982 Kinks concert from 1979 (2011)
Nov 7 1982 J J Cale segment 25min shown on Rage 2/8/2013
June 7 1983 10CC, Godley & Crème, Split Enz
July 5 1983 Psychedelic Furs, The Jam, Echo & The Bunnymen
July 26 1983 Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, INXS (live)
August 2 1983 Malcolm McLaren, Sex Pistols, Adam & The Ants, Bow Wow Wow
August 23 1983? Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls – Sharon O’Neill, Divinyls, Marianne Faithful, Grace Jones
September 6 1983 Los Angeles - Little Feat, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, The Eagles
September 13 1983 Ska - The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Beat, Madness
September 27 1983 Heavy Metal – AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Iron Maiden
November 15 1983 David Bowie special
Dec 27 1983 Some Girls – Kim Wilde, Wendy & The Rocketts, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar (2010)
March 6 1984 Bernie Taupin (2014)
March 27 1984 Midnight Oil, Billy Idol, Euryhtmics, Cold Chisel
April 24 1984 Phil Collins. Mink DeVille (2014)
May 29 1984 Sunnyboys, David Bowie, Human League, Tom Petty
June 26 1984 Lou Reed, Manfred Mann, Bob Dylan (shown Rage 31/1/04)
July 3 1984 Pretenders + various - Suzanne Dowling’s first show (2014)
July 17 1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Stephen Cummings, Style Council, Cold Chisel
September 4 1984 Howard Jones (concert), Cold Chisel, Siouxsie & The Banshees
October 9 1984 The Police, Elvis Costello
October 23 1984 Hunters & Collectors, Grace Jones, The Cars (2014)
November 13 1984 Chaka Khan, Jefferson Starship, UB 40, Kane Gang
December 11 1984 Lou Reed + various (2014)
December 18 1984 Australian clips, Machinations live (2010)
January 8 1985 Various acts
January 19 1985 Midnight Oil live on Goat Island – Oils On The Water concert
February 12 1985 Talking Heads
February 19 1985 The Angels, Aswad (live)
May 12 1985 Talking Heads
July 30 1985 Do Re Mi live (2010)
September 3 1985 Eurythmics plus various acts (2011)
November 26 1985 Sade, Ganggajang live in Rock Arena studios (2010)
March 15 1986 Blondie, INXS, Neil Young, PIL, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop
March 16 1986 Blondie, INXS, Neil Young, PIL, Sex Pistols. Iggy Pop
March 25 1986 Todd Rundgren, Talk Talk, The Cult, Prince, The ****ed
March 29 1986 Eurogliders, Joni Mitchell, B52’s, Simple Minds
May 17 1986 Food, Trucks & Rock ‘n’ Roll – Live Aid documentary
July 22 1986 Hunters & Collectors live, Stephen Cummings, Tim Finn (2011)
August 9 1986 Cold Chisel, Violent Femmes, Emmerson Lake and Palmer
October 4 1986 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, John Fogerty, Severed Heads
January 1 1987 Crowded House live performance
January 3 1987 Various acts
February 7 1987 Ed Kuepper, Paul Kelly, Ganggajang, Warumpi Band, Radio Birdman
February 14 1987 Hunters & Collectors, The Angels, Vince Jones
May 30 1987 The Smiths
August 8 1987 Thrashing Doves, New Order, Chris Isaak, The Angels, Iggy Pop
September 5 1987 Marianne Faithful, Robyn Hitchcock, Tom Waits, Kids In The Kitchen
September 8 1987 Go-Betweens live, Machinations, Del Fuegos
December 19 1987 The Smiths, Prince, Not Drowning Waving, Dream Academy (Rage 10/1/04)
January 26 1988 Brisbane Bands – Ed Kuepper/The Saints, Riptides/Ganggajang,Go-Betweens
December 27 1988 Living Colour, Jimi Hendrix documentary
February 16 1988 Bo Deans, Robbie Robertson, Housemartins, Miles Davis (Rage 31/1/2004)

Re: Rock Arena episodes shown on Rage

Holy Cow! that many? I guess up to about 2005 Countdown came first on my VHS tapes and i had no choice but to give Rock Arena the flick. I wasn't going to record Countdown in LP!

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When did Rock Arena finish? I wasn't aware of the show's existence at the time, though I was aged mostly in single digits when it was on

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ohnoitisnathan
When did Rock Arena finish? I wasn't aware of the show's existence at the time, though I was aged mostly in single digits when it was on


The last episode aired on January 31 1989. I think it ended as Rage were covering the same material.

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Interesting that you have the tv guide snippett still! No one can argue with that info. Was that 11.25am or pm? Was it still hosted by Suzanne Dowling at that point? I, too can't remember too much about it being on tv back in the day,.i was too wrapped up in Rage at that time, as were probably a lot of others, hence it being the final i guess?!

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Rock Arena yes, was still hosted by Suzanne Dowling in the end. Used to watch and record what I wanted from Rock Arena HEAPS in 1987-1988 on Saturday Midday.Afternoon

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Updating a thread I started 4 years ago I think we have had the following episodes of Rock Arena over the years...at least they are the episodes that I have got.

If I have missed any please leave a comment.

ROCK ARENA (Andrew Peters 1982-83, Glenn Shorrock 1984, Suzanne Dowling 1984-88)
Date Features (multiple performances)
Feb 23 1982 Kinks concert from 1979 (2011)
Nov 7 1982 J J Cale segment 25min shown on Rage 2/8/2013
June 7 1983 10CC, Godley & Crème, Split Enz
July 5 1983 Psychedelic Furs, The Jam, Echo & The Bunnymen
July 26 1983 Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, INXS (live)
August 2 1983 Malcolm McLaren, Sex Pistols, Adam & The Ants, Bow Wow Wow
August 23 1983? Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls – Sharon O’Neill, Divinyls, Marianne Faithful, Grace Jones
September 6 1983 Los Angeles - Little Feat, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, The Eagles
September 13 1983 Ska - The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Beat, Madness
September 20 1983 Oz Rock – Spectrum, Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock, Mike Rudd
September 27 1983 Heavy Metal – AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Iron Maiden
November 15 1983 David Bowie special
Dec 27 1983 Some Girls – Kim Wilde, Wendy & The Rocketts, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar (2010)
March 6 1984 Bernie Taupin (2014)
March 27 1984 Midnight Oil, Billy Idol, Euryhtmics, Cold Chisel
April 24 1984 Phil Collins. Mink DeVille (2014)
May 29 1984 Sunnyboys, David Bowie, Human League, Tom Petty
June 26 1984 Lou Reed, Manfred Mann, Bob Dylan (shown Rage 31/1/04)
July 3 1984 Pretenders + various - Suzanne Dowling’s first show (2014)
July 7 1984 (2016)
July 17 1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Stephen Cummings, Style Council, Cold Chisel
September 4 1984 Howard Jones (concert), Cold Chisel, Siouxsie & The Banshees
September 11 1984 I'm Talking live
October 9 1984 The Police, Elvis Costello
October 23 1984 Hunters & Collectors, Grace Jones, The Cars (2014)
November 13 1984 Chaka Khan, Jefferson Starship, UB 40, Kane Gang
December 4 1984 Supertramp
December 11 1984 Lou Reed + various (2014)
December 18 1984 Australian clips, Machinations live (2010 + 2015)
January 8 1985 Various acts
January 19 1985 Midnight Oil live on Goat Island – Oils On The Water concert
February 12 1985 Talking Heads
February 19 1985 The Angels, Aswad (live)
May 12 1985 Talking Heads
July 30 1985 Do Re Mi live (2010)
September 3 1985 Eurythmics plus various acts (2011)
November 26 1985 Sade, Ganggajang live in Rock Arena studios (2010)
March 15 1986 Blondie, INXS, Neil Young, PIL, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop
March 16 1986 Blondie, INXS, Neil Young, PIL, Sex Pistols. Iggy Pop
March 25 1986 Todd Rundgren, Talk Talk, The Cult, Prince, The ****ed
March 29 1986 Eurogliders, Joni Mitchell, B52’s, Simple Minds
May 4 1986 The Church, The Cars, Sade, Mink DeVille (2015)
May 17 1986 Food, Trucks & Rock ‘n’ Roll – Live Aid documentary
July 22 1986 Hunters & Collectors live, Stephen Cummings, Tim Finn (2011)
August 9 1986 Cold Chisel, Violent Femmes, Emmerson Lake and Palmer
September 13 1986 Kids In The Kitchen, It's Imaterial, Rupert Hine (2016)
October 4 1986 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, John Fogerty, Severed Heads
December 1 1986 The The (2017)
December 27 1986 Music in the USSR
January 1 1987 Crowded House live performance
January 3 1987 Various acts
February 7 1987 Ed Kuepper, Paul Kelly, Ganggajang, Warumpi Band, Radio Birdman
February 14 1987 Hunters & Collectors, The Angels, Vince Jones
April 25 1987 (2016)
May 30 1987 The Smiths
August 1 1987 (2017)
August 8 1987 Thrashing Doves, New Order, Chris Isaak, The Angels, Iggy Pop
September 5 1987 Marianne Faithful, Robyn Hitchcock, Tom Waits, Kids In The Kitchen
September 8 1987 Go-Betweens live, Machinations, Del Fuegos
December 19 1987 The Smiths, Prince, Not Drowning Waving, Dream Academy (Rage 10/1/04)
January 26 1988 Brisbane Bands – Ed Kuepper/The Saints, Riptides/Ganggajang,Go-Betweens
May 3 1988 Jimmy Barnes (2017)
December 27 1988 Living Colour, Jimi Hendrix documentary
February 16 1988 Bo Deans, Robbie Robertson, Housemartins, Miles Davis (Rage 31/1/2004)

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Just did a quick count and have 20 episodes out of what looks like 50 or so that have aired.

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Thanks Armin - good to have the list.

TARA only seems to have Rock Arena details between September 1982 and November 1988 - nothing on the episodes before Sep 1982, or from Dec 1988 or Jan 1989. And there seems to be lots of missing 1988 episodes - the details of only 15 shows from 1988 are available, compared to 47 shows from 1987 and 35 shows from 1986.