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1976 Countdown Hosts

1976

I'm going to start a thread devoted to working out the hosts for shows from 1976. 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.

07/03/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
14/03/76 -
21/03/76 – Renee Geyer (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
28/03/76 -

04/04/76 -
11/04/76 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/04/76 – Molly Meldrum (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
25/04/76 – Chuck McKinney (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

02/05/76 – Glenn Shorrock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
09/05/76 – Andy Upton (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
16/05/76 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
23/05/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
30/05/76 -

06/06/76 –
13/06/76 - John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
20/06/76 -
27/06/76 – Benjamin Hugg (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

04/07/76 -
11/07/76 – Keith Lamb (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/07/76 -
25/07/76 – Frankie Holden (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

01/08/76 -
08/08/76 -
15/08/76 -
22/08/76 -
29/08/76 -

05/09/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
12/09/76 – Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
19/09/76 -
26/09/76 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

03/10/76 -
10/10/76 – Les Gock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
17/10/76 – Mick Pealing (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
24/10/76 – Gary Twinn (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
31/10/76 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

07/11/76 – Red Symons (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
14/11/76 – Frankie Holden (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
21/11/76 – Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
28/11/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

05/12/76 – John Paul Young (Source: Rage)
12/12/76 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Rage)
19/12/76 –
26/12/76 –

Re: 1976 Countdown Hosts

Ah-ha, found one from ...

1976

06/06/1976 - Mark Holden (Source: The Melbourne Age, June 3, 1976 - TV Guide)

6.00PM - COUNTDOWN - ABC pop series for young people, with local and overseas personalities. Mark Holden pres. Rabbit. Stylus Normie Rowe, Robin Jolley, Madder Lake. (The Melbourne Age, June 3, 1976)

Lucky to find this one.

Re: 1976 Countdown Hosts

Another one ...

1976

08/08/76 - Mark Holden (Source: The Melbourne Age, 5th August, 1976)

"6.00PM COUNTDOWN - ABC pop magazine for young people with local and overseas personalities. Mark Holden pres. Richard Clapton, Stylus, Ray Burgess, ABBA, Avalanche, Peter Frampton, Brian Terry." (The Melbourne Age, August 5, 1976)

Love the nostalgia!

Re: 1976 Countdown Hosts

They keep coming ...

1976

15/08/76 - Gary Twinn (Source: The Melbourne Age, 12th August, 1976)

"6.00PM COUNTDOWN - ABC pop magazine for young people with local and overseas personalities. Gary Twinn pres. Hush, Rabbit, Skyhooks, Sailor, John Paul Young and the Allstars, Supernaut." (The Melbourne Age, August 12, 1976)

Re: 1976 Countdown Hosts

Updated list ...

1976

07/03/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
14/03/76 -
21/03/76 – Renee Geyer (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
28/03/76 -

04/04/76 -
11/04/76 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/04/76 – Molly Meldrum (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
25/04/76 – Chuck McKinney (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

02/05/76 – Glenn Shorrock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
09/05/76 – Andy Upton (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
16/05/76 – Ray Burgess (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
23/05/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
30/05/76 -

06/06/76 – Mark Holden (Source: The Melbourne Age, June 3, 1976 - TV Guide)
13/06/76 - John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
20/06/76 -
27/06/76 – Benjamin Hugg (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

04/07/76 -
11/07/76 – Keith Lamb (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/07/76 -
25/07/76 – Frankie Holden (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

01/08/76 -
08/08/76 - Mark Holden (Source: The Melbourne Age, 5th August, 1976)
15/08/76 - Gary Twinn (Source: The Melbourne Age, 12th August, 1976)
22/08/76 -
29/08/76 -

05/09/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
12/09/76 – Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
19/09/76 -
26/09/76 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

03/10/76 -
10/10/76 – Les Gock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
17/10/76 – Mick Pealing (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
24/10/76 – Gary Twinn (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
31/10/76 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

07/11/76 – Red Symons (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
14/11/76 – Frankie Holden (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
21/11/76 – Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
28/11/76 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

05/12/76 – John Paul Young (Source: Rage)
12/12/76 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Rage)
19/12/76 –
26/12/76 –