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Classic Countdown 1975 - airing dates error??

Hi Everyone,

I have been going through the Classic Countdowns and updating my list of episodes, and I noticed something unusual in 1975 with these two episodes:

Show 36 hosted by Sherbet is dated 31st August 1975
Show 35 hosted by Marty Rohn is dated 7th September 1975

This is the wrong way round, unless they were recorded and aired out of order somehow. Check out Classic Countdown 1975.

Thoughts? Answers?

Re: Classic Countdown 1975 - airing dates error??

After watching Classic Countdown 1981 tonight, I'm now confused about an 'extra' episode between Show 280 and 294:

Ep. 280 12/04/81 Host – Dave Mason No. 1-Ant Music – Adam And The Ants
19/04/81 Host – Jo Dolce No. 1-Ant Music – Adam And The Ants
26/04/81 Host – Steve Kilbey No. 1-Ant Music - Adam And The Ants
03/05/81 Host – Greedy Smith No. 1-Morning Train (9 to 5) – Sheena Easton
10/05/81 Host – Sheena Easton No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
17/05/81 Host – Jimmy & The Boys No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
24/05/81 Host – James Reyne No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
31/05/81 Host – Ross Wilson No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
07/06/81 Host – Broderick Smith No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
14/06/81 Host – Marc Hunter No. 1-This Old House – Shakin Stevens
21/06/81 Host – Jon English No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
28/06/81 Host – Darryl Cotton No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
05/07/81 No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
12/07/81 Host – Molly Meldrum No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
19/07/81 Host – Marcia Hines No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
Ep. 294 26/07/81 Host – Kim Wilde No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45

According to tonight's Classic Countdown 1981, episode 280 is right, and episode 294 is right, and there's one too many shows in between, according to dates. Which show shouldn't be there?

Re: Classic Countdown 1975 - airing dates error??

RetroTragic
Hi Everyone,

I have been going through the Classic Countdowns and updating my list of episodes, and I noticed something unusual in 1975 with these two episodes:

Show 36 hosted by Sherbet is dated 31st August 1975
Show 35 hosted by Marty Rohn is dated 7th September 1975

This is the wrong way round, unless they were recorded and aired out of order somehow. Check out Classic Countdown 1975.

Thoughts? Answers?


I didn't notice that, the ABC must have put up the wrong graphics (I haven't checked, I'll take your word for it). The Marty Rhone episode is show 37 and not 35. The shows from that period are in the following order:

Show 34 hosted by Bongo Starkie aired August 17 1975
Show 35 Sherbet Special aired August 24 1975 and repeated December 30 1975
Show 36 hosted by Sherbet aired August 31 1975
Show 37 hosted by Marty Rhone aired September 7 1975
Show 38 hosted by Bon Scott aired September 14 1975

RetroTragic
After watching Classic Countdown 1981 tonight, I'm now confused about an 'extra' episode between Show 280 and 294:

Ep. 280 12/04/81 Host – Dave Mason No. 1-Ant Music – Adam And The Ants
19/04/81 Host – Jo Dolce No. 1-Ant Music – Adam And The Ants
26/04/81 Host – Steve Kilbey No. 1-Ant Music - Adam And The Ants
03/05/81 Host – Greedy Smith No. 1-Morning Train (9 to 5) – Sheena Easton
10/05/81 Host – Sheena Easton No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
17/05/81 Host – Jimmy & The Boys No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
24/05/81 Host – James Reyne No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
31/05/81 Host – Ross Wilson No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
07/06/81 Host – Broderick Smith No. 1-Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
14/06/81 Host – Marc Hunter No. 1-This Old House – Shakin Stevens
21/06/81 Host – Jon English No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
28/06/81 Host – Darryl Cotton No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
05/07/81 No. 1-Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
12/07/81 Host – Molly Meldrum No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
19/07/81 Host – Marcia Hines No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
Ep. 294 26/07/81 Host – Kim Wilde No. 1-Stars On 45 – Stars On 45

According to tonight's Classic Countdown 1981, episode 280 is right, and episode 294 is right, and there's one too many shows in between, according to dates. Which show shouldn't be there?


There was no show on July 5 1981. Can't remember the reason off the top of my head but I am fairly sure it was some industrial union action like a staging assistants strike. The Mt Buller episode on the following week was also an insert/standby show of sorts.

Show 291 June 28 1981 hosted by Daryl Cotton
Show 292 July 12 1981 hosted by Molly from Mt Buller

Hope that answers questions

Re: Classic Countdown 1975 - airing dates error??

A-ha, that explains it. Industrial action - it doesn't happen so much today, hey? Thanks for that, Armin. It fixes up my list, much appreciated.