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1977 Countdown Hosts

1977

I'm going to start a thread devoted to working out the hosts for shows from 1977. 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.

02/01/77 -
09/01/77 – John Paul Young & Molly Meldrum Top 100: 50-33 (Source: Rage)
16/01/77 – John Paul Young & Molly Meldrum Top 100: 32-17 (Source: Rage)
23/01/77 – John Paul Young & Molly Meldrum Top 100: 16-1 (Source: Rage)
30/01/77 -

06/02/77 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
13/02/77 –
20/02/77 - Pu$$yfoot (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
27/02/77 – Jon English (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

06/03/77 – Gary Twinn (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
13/03/77 – Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
20/03/77 – Alice Cooper/Glenn Shorrock (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
27/03/77 – Frankie J Holden (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

03/04/77 – Leo Sayer (UK) JPY & Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Rage)
10/04/77 – Gary Twinn (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
17/04/77 – Shaun Cassidy (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
24/04/77 –

01/05/77 – Norman Gunston (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
08/05/77 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
15/05/77 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
22/05/77 – John Paul Young (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
29/05/77 – Ted Mulry (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

05/06/77 -
12/06/77 -
19/06/77 - Marcia Hines (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
26/06/77 – Marc Hunter (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

03/07/77 – Jon English (Source: Rage)
10/07/77 – Shirley Strachan (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
17/07/77 -
24/07/77 -
31/07/77 -

07/08/77 -
14/08/77 – Albie Donnelly (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
21/08/77 – Daryl Braithwaite (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
28/08/77 -

04/09/77 – Stuart Kerrison (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
11/09/77 – Peter Allen (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
18/09/77 –
25/09/77 –

02/10/77 –
09/10/77 –
16/10/77 –
23/10/77 –
30/10/77 – Red Symons (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)

06/11/77 – Graham Bonnet (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
13/11/77 – Marc Holden (Source: Rage)
20/11/77 –
27/11/77 –

04/12/77 – Marc Hunter (Source: Melbourne Age TV Guide)
11/12/77 –
17/12/77 –
24/12/77 – Molly Meldrum – Christmas Special (Source: Rage)