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1975 Countdown Hosts

1975

I'm going to start a thread devoted to working out the hosts for shows from 1975. I've found information from researching old Melbourne Age newspapers. The Melbourne Age was pretty good, in the early days, of naming the hosts/guest acts of upcoming shows for the weekend. Toward the end of the decade however, there was much less information about each show. They just had a generic comment for Countdown virtually every week.

Anyway, I was hoping that, together, we could all research what we can to help fill in the gaps. I know university libraries, state libraries and other institutes around the country have extensive collections (mainly electronic) of newspapers going back to the 70s. Perhaps there is information in newspapers other than the Melbourne Age that contain the information we need.

Worth a try, don't you think? I welcome any additions or corrections.

01/03/75 – John Farnham (Source: Rage)
09/03/75 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
16/03/75 – Denise Drysdale (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
23/03/75 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
30/03/75 – John Farnham (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

06/04/75 – John Farnham (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
13/04/75 – Grant Goldman (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
20/04/75 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
27/04/75 – Stevie Wright (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

04/05/75 – Greg Evans (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
11/05/75 – John English (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/05/75 – Garth Porter (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
25/05/75 – Denise Drysdale (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

01/06/75 – Adam Faith (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
08/06/75 – Ronnie Burns (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
15/06/75 – Graham Berry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
22/06/75 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
29/06/75 – Bob Hudson (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

06/07/75 – Chuck McKinney (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
13/07/75 –
20/07/75 – Jim Keys (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
27/07/75 – Jeff Duff (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

03/08/75 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
10/08/75 –
17/08/75 – Bongo Starkie (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
24/08/75 - Sherbet Special (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
31/08/75 - Sherbet (Source: Rage)

07/09/75 – Marty Rhone (Source: Rage)
14/09/75 – Bon Scott (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
21/09/75 –
28/09/75 –

05/10/75 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
12/10/75 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
19/10/75 – Glenn Shorrock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
26/10/75 – Andy Gibb (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

02/11/75 – Peter Cupples (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
09/11/75 –
16/11/75 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
23/11/75 – Marty Rhone (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
30/11/75 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

07/12/75 – S. Strachan & D. Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
14/12/75 - Test Cricket – Third Test WACA (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
21/12/75 –
28/12/75 –
30/12/75 – Molly Meldrum - Sherbet Special (Source: Rage)