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Stay tuned below with regular Countdown full archival information for each Countdown episode rage shall be airing every Saturday throughout January ...

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Retro Month

Hi anyone know the playlist for Retro Month yet

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No

Re: Retro Month

Ontvtonight has Rage guest programmer listed for Saturday 5th January. Is this a cause for concern or normal practice?


https://www.ontvtonight.com/au/guide/listings/BrisbaneNight.html

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They look like they have simply cut and paste a generic description for Saturday night Rage, as they have 2013 at the bottom ...

RAGE

Show Details
ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC

MA, Repeat
Your weekend kicks off with an all-night music video marathon. For over 30 years rage has showcased a diverse range of music videos from Aussie and international artists including new releases.

Aspect Ratio - 16:9
2013

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Music Reprter Cameron Adams mentioned this on Twitter. A New Zealand invasion special featuring Dragon. Plus countdown hosted by Renee Geyer,Daryl Cotton And Jon English
Cheers,
Adam

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And a few more details...
Can anyone piece together which episodes these might be?

https://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/rage-retro-month:-week-one---80s/10676002

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Brad
And a few more details...
Can anyone piece together which episodes these might be?

https://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/rage-retro-month:-week-one---80s/10676002
I would need the episode numbers and/or dates to look them up on Jason's site. I'm sure Jason or someone else will be able to identify the episodes, though.

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Could this be the Renee Geyer-hosted episode?

ID: 169231 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 308 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Duration: 55.22

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: MUSIC PROGRAM FEATURING MIX OF LIVE BANDS IN STUDIO AND VIDEO CLIPS AND INCLUDING TOP TEN, GUEST HOST IS RENEE GEYER

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Personalities: MOLLY MELDRUM,IAN MELDRUM, ABC PRESENTER;RENEE GEYER, SINGER MOLLY MELDRUM, IAN MELDRUM, ABC PRESENTER;RENEE GEYER, SINGER, GUEST HOST;MIKE RUDD & THE HEATERS, BAND;BOYS, BAND;INXS, BAND;KIM DURANT, SINGER

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.20 FF#1 SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GREEN DOOR' FILM CLIP;3.23 MIKE RUDD & THE HEATERS 'I'M AN ANIMAL' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;7.00 MWS GEYER INTRO;7.16 VS CHARTBUSTERS INC FF#1 EXCERPT 'BEAUTIFUL WORLD' BY DEVO, FF#1 EXCERPT 'WIRED FOR SOUND' BY CLIFF RICHARD, FF#1 EXCERPT 'JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR' BY BILL WYMAN, FF#1 EXCERPT 'PHYSICAL' BY OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN;10.15 BREAKER;10.26 THE BOYS 'WEOH, WEOH, WEOH' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;13.42 MWS MELDRUM AND GEYER LINK;14.35 FF#1 TRIUMPH 'ALLIED FORCES' FILM CLIP (PART 1);17.57 FF#8 INXS 'STAY YOUNG' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;21.12 MWS GEYER LINK;21.38 FF#1 HALL & OATS 'PRIVATE EYES' FILM CLIP;24.54 BREAKER;25.05 KIM DURANT 'NEVER GO BACK' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;28.25 FF#1 GINO VANELLI 'NIGHT WALKER' FILM CLIP;32.51 MCU GEYER LINK;33.04 FF#1 TRIUMPH 'ALLIED FORCES' FILM CLIP (PART 2);35.04 RENEE GEYER 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;38.20 FF#9 TENPOLE TUDOR 'WUNDERBAR' FILM CLIP;41.07 VS MELDRUM PRESENTS HUMDRUM REPORT;49.51 VS NATIONAL TOP TEN COUNTDOWN INC FF#1 EXCERPT 'YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES' BY MARCIA HINES, FF#1 EXCERPT 'PHYSICAL' BY OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, FF#1 EXCERPT 'I WON'T LET YOU DOWN' BY PHD, FF#1 EXCERPT 'TOO MANY TIMES' BY MENTAL AS ANYTHING, FF#1 EXCERPT 'HOOKED ON CLASSICS' BY LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, FF#1 EXCERPT 'HOLD ON TIGHT' BY E.L.O., FF#1 EXCERPT 'PRINCE CHARMING' BY ADAM AND THE ANTS, FF#1 EXCERPT 'START ME UP' BY THE ROLLING STONES, FF#1 EXCERPT 'ENDLESS LOVE' BY DIANA ROSS AND LIONEL RICHIE;52.37 VS GEYER AND MELDRUM SPEAK RE AUDIENCE, PRESENT EACH OTHER WITH GOLD RECORDS;54.10 BILLY FIELD 'YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME' STUDIO PERFORMANCE AND END CREDITS

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Here's the New Zealand Invasion episode (apologies to Jason or anyone who wanted to get in 'first'):

ID: 191088 - COUNTDOWN;SUMMER SHOW 3 'THE NEW ZEALAND INVASION' - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Duration: 54.38

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: THIS SHOW REMEMBERS THE CONTRIBUTION OF NEW ZEALAND MUSICIANS TO THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK INDUSTRY AND IS INTRODUCED BY MOLLY

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN HOST;JOHN PETERS, COUNTDOWN ANNOUNCER;DRAGON, BAND;MI-SEX, BAND;SPLIT ENZ, BAND;SHARON O'NEILL, SINGER;KIM HART, SINGER;MARC HUNTER, SINGER;RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS, BAND;MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS, BAND;KEVIN BORICH, SINGER;MARK WILLIAMS, SINGER;MALCOLM MCCALLUM, SINGER;MOTHER GOOSE, BAND;NZ POP, BAND;SWINGERS, BAND

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.11 MS MELDRUM INTRO RE HOW ROCK AWARDS SHOULD BE AUSTRALASIAN AWARDS DUE TO STRONG PRESENCE OF NEW ZEALAND ACTS IN AUSTRALIAN MUSIC;1.00 BREAKER;1.03 VS DRAGON 'ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;4.58 VS MI-SEX 'BUT YOU DON'T CARE' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;8.37 VS SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;11.55 FF#1 VS DRAGON 'APRIL SUN IN CUBA' FILM CLIP;15.20 VS SPLIT ENZ 'I HOPE I NEVER' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;19.49 VS MI-SEX 'COMPUTER GAMES' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;23.31 VS SHARON O'NEILL 'WORDS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;26.40 VS KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;29.52 VS MARC HUNTER 'BIG CITY TALK' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;32.52 BREAKER;32.58 FF#2 VS RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS 'SHE'S A MOD' STUDIO PERFORMANCE ON 'BANDSTAND';35.02 FF#1 VS EXCERPT MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS ' FAT MAN' FILM CLIP;36.02 VS EXCERPT KEVIN BORICH 'SHY BOY, SHY GIRL' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;37.05 FF#1 VS EXCERPT MARK WILLIAMS 'IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE' FILM CLIP;37.43 VS EXCERPT MALCOLM MCCALLUM 'WHO IS YOUR LOVE FOR' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;38.30 FF#1 VS MOTHER GOOSE 'BAKED BEANS' FILM CLIP;42.17 VS NZ POP 'THE RITZ' STUDIO PERFORMANCE (BAND ALSO KNOWN AS POP MECHANIX);45.42 VS SWINGERS 'COUNTING THE BEAT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;48.15 VS MARC HUNTER 'A LOSER'S GAME' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;51.49 VS SPLIT ENZ 'HISTORY NEVER REPEATS' ROCK AWARDS PERFORMANCE;54.38 END

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This could be the Darryl Cotton episode: EDIT - I give up, I think the first episode listed below has aired before, as I've definitely seen a studio performance of 'Things Don't Seem'.


ID: 168235 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 291 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Recording date: 26-Jun-1981

Duration: 54.37

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA;LONDON,ENGLAND,UK

Summary: POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL AND OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDING CHARTBUSTERS, TOP TEN AND MOLLY PRESENTING MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. GUEST ARTIST IS DARRYL COTTON. IVS BY CHERRY RIPE IN LONDON WITH KIM CARNES AND SHAKIN' STEVENS

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN HOST;DARRYL COTTON;CHERRY RIPE;THE SWINGERS;MENTAL AS ANYTHING;THE VOICES;THE STOCKINGS;DARRYL COTTON AND THE DIVERS;SHEENA EASTON

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.10 VS SWINGERS 'IT AINT WHAT YOU DANCE IT'S THE WAY YOU DANCE IT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC BAND MEMBERS DANCING WITH LIFE-SIZE PUPPETS;3.05 MWS COTTON INTRO;3.20 VS SHEENA EASTON 'MODERN GIRL' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;6.20 CHARTBUSTER TITLES;6.24 VS EXCERPTS AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'THINGS DON'T SEEM' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, FF#1 GEORGE HARRISON 'CRACKERBOX PALACE' FILM CLIP PLAYED TO 'ALL THOSE YEARS AGO' AUDIO, THE CHURCH 'UNGUARDED MOMENT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE; ;8.17 VS MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;11.08 MWS COTTON INTRO;11.24 VS CHERRY RIPE IV SHAKIN' STEVENS RE WAS IN A BAND CALLED THE SUNSETS AND WAS OFFERED LEAD ROLE IN WEST END ELVIS SHOW, ELVIS IS NOT A HERO BUT I RESPECT HIS WORK, I'VE NOT TORN MY CLOTHES AND HAVE JUST STUCK TO GOOD OLD ROCK'N'ROLL;13.44 FF#1 VS SHAKIN' STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE' FILM CLIP;14.24 MWS COTTON INTRO;14.57 VS THE VOICES 'WISH IT WASN'T TRUE' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;17.52 FF#1 VS FLORENCE WARNER 'I MISS YOUR HEARTBEAT' FILM CLIP;20.41 MWS COTTON INTRO;21.14 VS THE STOCKINGS 'SHE'S A DEVIL' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;24.27 COUNTDOWN BREAKER;24.31 FF#1 VS BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS' FILM CLIP;27.57 FF#1 EXCERPT KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FILM CLIP;28.18 WS RIPE AND CARNES WALK OUT OF HOUSE AND SIT IN COURTYARD FOR IV;28.36 VS RIPE IV CARNES RE WE FOUND 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FOR THE LAST ALBUM BUT COULDN'T FIT IT ON, PEOPLE THINK I SOUND LIKE ROD STEWART WHICH IS A COMPLIMENT, DUET WITH KENNY ROGERS, FIRST FORAY INTO COUNTRY MUSIC, REHEARSING LIVE IN STUDIO IS BEST WAY TO RECORD BECAUSE IT BRINGS A LIFE TO THE WORK, JOKES SHE GARGLES WITH GRAVEL;31.38 FF#1 EXCERPT KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FILM FLIP;32.44 COUNTDOWN BREAKER;32.48 VS DARRYL COTTON & THE DIVERS 'LITTLE RED BOOK' STUDIO PERFORMANCE; ;35.44 HUMDRUM BREAKER;35.48 VS MELDRUM (WEARING PINK SKIVVY AND LEATHER WOOL-LINED VEST) PRESENTS HUMDRUM, PROMOS 'FESTIVAL OF HITS' CLASSICAL ALBUM, SUNNYBOYS, THE CURE TOUR AND 'PRIMARY' SINGLE, FLOWERS 'ICEHOUSE' BIG IN USA, AIR SUPPLY'S SUCCESS IN USA, SAYS HI TO WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, MENTAL AS ANYTHING ISN'T ON 3XY PLAYLIST WHEN THEY SHOULD BE, 3RRR SAVED THROUGH FUNDRAISING AS THEY WERE ABOUT TO GO OFF THE AIR, FF#1 EXCERPT 3RRR FUNDRAISER PROMO FEATURING MELDRUM BEING DOUSED IN WATER, GRAPHIC TEXT JOE COCKER TOUR DATES, GARY US BONDS ALBUM, EXCERPTS FF#1 SUNNYBOYS 'HAPPY MAN' FILM CLIP, FF#6 AIR SUPPLY 'THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE' FILM CLIP, FF#1 CHAMPAIGN 'HOW ABOUT US', FF#1 BALLY HOO 'MAN ON THE MOON' FILM CLIP;43.05 FF#1 VS FEET FIRST 'MASQUERADER' FILM CLIP; ;46.24 NATIONAL TOP TEN BREAKER;46.30 VS TOP TEN, INC EXCERPTS JIMMY AND THE BOYS 'THEY WON'T LET MY GIRLFRIEND TALK TO ME' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, FF#1 REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU' FILM CLIP, FF#1 ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY' FILM CLIP, FF#1 STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45' FILM CLIP, NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER' FILM CLIP, FF#1 BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS' FILM CLIP, FF#1 KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA' FILM CLIP, FF#1 LOVERBOY 'TURN ME LOOSE' FILM CLIP, FF#1 SHAKIN' STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE' FILM CLIP; ;49.34 VS MELDRUM IV COTTON RE ADELAIDE AND SYDNEY NOT PLAYING COTTON'S SONGS, GOING ON TOUR, CARNES PRONOUNCES "BETTE DAVIS" AS "BETTIE" BECAUSE SHE KNOWS HER AND THEY MIGHT BE COUSINS;51.09 FF#1 VS KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FILM CLIP (CREDITS ROLL IN MIDDLE OF CLIP)



There are two episodes listed on TARA as being hosted by Darryl Cotton, but one has aired in recent years, I am certain, and the other seems to be from 1979, so it's unlikely to be either of these:




ID: 212544 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 228 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Recording date: 23-Feb-1980

Duration: 54.55

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: LIVE MUSIC SHOW FEATURING LIVE ACTS AND FILM CLIPS, THIS SHOW HOSTED BY DARRYL COTTON & MELDRUM IV'S STEVIE NICKS

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Personalities: DARRYL COTTON, COUNTDOWN HOST;IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN HOST;STEVIE NICKS;COLLEEN HEWETT;MIKE RUDD AND THE HEATERS;RACEY

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TILTE;S0.12 VS COTTON PERFORMS 'SAME OLD GIRL' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;3.44 VS CHARTBUSTERS INC FF#1 FILM CLIP EXCERPTS:;JON ENGLISH 'HOT TOWN';CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE';THE POLICE 'WALKING ON THE MOON'; ;8.58 MWS COTTON LINK RE UPCOMING PERFORMANCES;9.16 FF#1 VS ROCKY BURNETTE 'TIRED OF TOEIN' THE LINE' FILM CLIP;12.45 BREAKER;12.50 VS MELDRUM IV'S NICKS IN STUDIO RE EARLY YEARS WITH FLEETWOOD MAC, ENERGISING EACH OTHER, PERFORMING 'RHIANNON', BECOMING A SEX SYMBOL, LIVING UP TO THE HYPE OF THE BAND, 'TUSK' BEING A DOUBLE ALBUM, MOVING INTO DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC, INC FF#1 EXCERPT FLEETWOOD MAC 'SARA' FILM CLIP AND TOUR DATES;20.24 MWS COTTON SPEAKS RE COUNTDOWN ROCK AWARDS;24.01 FF#1 VS PRECIOUS WILSON 'HOLD ON I'M COMING' FILM CLIP;27.10 MWS COTTON LINK RE UPCOMING SONGS;27.35 FF#1 SECRET SERVICE 'OH, SUSIE' FILM CLIP;31.00 BREAKER;31.04 MS RACEY COUNTDOWN PROMO;31.26 FF#1 VS RACEY 'SUCH A NIGHT' FILM CLIP;33.36 MWS COTTON LINK RE COLLEEN HEWETT;33.54 VS HEWETT PERFORMS 'DREAMING MY DREAMS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;37.48 FF#1 VS PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL' FILM CLIP; ;40.58 VS MELDRUM PRESENTS HUMDRUM, VOTING IN ROCK MUSIC AWARDS, POLICE ALBUM, THE PRETENDERS ALBUM, DEATH OF BON SCOTT;44.17 FF#1 EXCERPTS AC/DC 'JAILBREAK' & 'SHOW BUSINESS' FILM CLIPS;46.26 VS MELDRUM, HEWETT & COTTON SPEAK RE FLEETWOOD MAC CONCERT, MELDRUM PRESENTS HEWETT WITH A GOLD RECORD FOR HER SONG 'DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU', MELDRUM SWAPS PLACES WITH MAN IN FLOOR CREW WHO FINISHES SHOW; ;49.19 VS TOP TEN INC FF#11 EXCERPTS:;STYX 'BABE' FILM CLIP;THE POLICE 'MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE' FILM CLIP;THE BUGGLES 'VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR' FILM CLIP;JUDIE TZUKE 'STAY WITH ME TILL DAWN' FILM CLIP;K.C. AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 'PLEASE DON'T GO' FILM CLIP;CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE 'DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME' FILM CLIP;JACKSON FIVE 'BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE' FILM CLIP;RUPERT HOLMES 'ESCAPE' FILM CLIP;MICHAEL JACKSON 'DON'T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH' FILM CLIP;COLLEEN HEWETT 'DREAM MY DREAMS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE' FILM CLIP (CREDITS ROLL OVER CLIP;56.20 END





ID: 189828 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 203 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Duration: 53.21

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: SHOW HOSTED BY DARRYL COTTON, MELDRUM PRESENTS HUMDRUM AND NATIONAL TOP 10

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN HOST;DARRYL COTTON, SINGER;VICTORIA NICHOLLS, SINGER;SHIRLEY STRACHAN, SINGER AND CHILDREN'S SHOW HOST;THE ANGELS, BAND;XTC, BAND, UK

Shotlist: 0.00 VS OPENING TITLES;0.12 FF#1 VS THE KNACK 'MY SHARONA' FILM CLIP;4.08 BREAKER;4.13 VS DARRYL COTTON PERFORMS 'GLAMOR GIRL' LIVE IN STUDIO;6.55 VS COTTON INTRO; ;7.08 VS 'CHARTBUSTERS' BREAKER;7.13 FF#1 VS EXCERPT RACEY 'SOME GIRLS' FILM CLIP;7.55 FF#1 VS EXCERPT JOE JACKSON 'IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM' FILM CLIP;8.42 FF#4 VS EXCERPT ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (ELO) 'SHINE A LITTLE LOVE' FILM CLIP;9.21 FF#1 VS ANITA WARD 'RING MY BELL' FILM CLIP; ;11.24 VS COTTON LINK;11.42 FF#1 VS WINGS 'OLD SIAM SIR' FILM CLIP; ;15.18 VS BREAKER;15.24 FF#1 VS ABBA 'VOULEZ VOUS' FILM CLIP;19.00 VS COTTON LINK;19.23 VS XTC PERFORM 'LIFE BEGINS AT THE HOP' LIVE IN STUDIO;23.00 MS COTTON LINK, APOLOGISES FOR FORGETTING TO NAME XTC DURING LAST INTRO;23.30 VS VICTORIA NICOLLS PERFORMS 'MIDNITE RENDEZVOUS' LIVE IN STUDIO;26.13 MCU COTTON LINK;26.28 VS ROBERT PALMER PERFORMS 'BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU' LIVE IN STUDIO; ;29.29 BREAKER;29.34 FF#1 VS BLONDIE 'HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE' FILM CLIP;31.46 MCU COTTON LINK;32.01 VS COUNTDOWN DANCERS PERFORM TO 'HOT STUFF' BY DONNA SUMMER; ;35.11 VS 'HUMDRUM' BREAKER;35.16 VS MELDRUM RE COUNTDOWN DANCERS AND CHALLENGES ANYONE TO FIND BETTER TELEVISION PRODUCTION THAN THAT, LITTLE RIVER BAND 'FIRST UNDER THE WIRE', PETER FRAMPTON IS GONNA BE A HIT;36.50 FF#1 VS EXCERPT PETER FRAMPTON 'I CAN'T STAND IT NO MORE' FILM CLIP;37.14 VS STRACHAN RUNS ONTO SET, MELDRUM IV STRACHAN RE CLAUDE THE CROW, HOSTING NEXT WEEK'S SHOW;38.00 FF#1 VS EXCERPT SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES 'HONG KONG GARDEN' FILM CLIP;38.28 VS MELDRUM RE ELO, MIK KAMINSKI WHO RECORDS AS VIOLINSKI;39.10 FF#1 VS EXCERPT VIOLINSKI 'CLOG DANCER' FILM CLIP;39.34 VS MELDRUM IV VICTORIA NICHOLLS RE GOING FROM ACTING TO SINGING, GERRY RAFFERTY;40.47 FF#1 VS GERRY RAFFERTY 'NIGHT OWL' FILM CLIP; ;44.25 MCU COTTON LINK;44.40 VS THE ANGELS PERFORM 'MR DAMAGE' LIVE IN STUDIO; ;48.14 VS 'NATIONAL TOP 10' BREAKER;48.20 VS VARIOUS PHOTOS, VO RE SONGS 10 TO 2;49.44 VS MELDRUM IV COTTON RE NEW SINGLE, HAVING TROUBLE WITH ASTHMA, FUTURE PLANS, MELDRUM PRESENTS COTTON WITH GOLD RECORD FOR 'ELEANOR RIGBY' BY ZOOT;51.15 FF#1 VS M 'POP MUSIK' FILM CLIP, AND END TITLES

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OK, I'm not going to try and guess which is the Jon English-hosted episode airing, but here's a possibly non-exhaustive list of 1980s episodes he hosted:


ID: 168796 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 238 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Duration: 54.37

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL AND OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDING CHARTBUSTERS, TOP TEN AND MOLLY WITH MUSIC NEWS IN HUMDRUM. JON ENGLISH HOSTS THE SHOW. CHERRY RIPE IV'S THE VAPORS IN LONDON.

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, ABC PRESENTER;JON ENGLISH, SINGER, GUEST PRESENTER;GAVIN WOOD, ANNOUNCER;SINCLAIR BROTHERS, POP BAND;TOMMY SHAW, ROCK MUSICIAN, STYX, USA;SHARON O'NEILL, POP SINGER, NZ;JAMES FREUD & THE RADIO STARS, POP BAND;CHERRY RIPE, ABC REPORTER;VAPORS, POP BAND, UK

Shotlist: 00.30 OPENING TITLES;00.43 VS LIVE IN STUDIO, JON ENGLISH 'CARMILLA';04.26 VS CHARTBUSTERS, INCL EXCERPTS:;ANGELS 'NO SECRETS';DARRYL COTTON 'SAME OLD GIRL';MAJOR MATCHBOX 'ROCKABILLY REBEL'; ;08.42 MS ENGLISH LINK;09.19 VS LIVE IN STUDIO, SHARON O'NEIL 'WORDS';12.26 VS ENGLSIH LINK;12.58 VS VIDEO CLIP, GODLEY & CREME 'AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK';16.45 VS RIPE IV'S THE VAPORS;19.30 VS VIDEO CLIP, THE VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE';21.47 MS ENGLISH LINK;22.14 VS VIDEO CLIP, CRAZE 'MOTIONS';23.36 MS ENGLISH LINK;24.00 VS LIVE IN STUDIO, SINCLAIR BROTHERS 'IT MUST BE AUTUMN';27.10 VS VIDEO CLIP, BILLY JOEL 'STILL ROCK & ROLL TO ME';29.55 MS ENGLISH;30.21 VS GARY NUMAN 'ON BROADWAY';33.19 VS ENGLISH LINK;33.51 VS LIVE IN STUDIO, JAMES FREUD & THE RADIO STARS 'MODERN GIRL'; ;37.00 VS HUMDRUM, INCL:;MELDRUM REVIEWS LP'S BY BEATLES, ANGELS, GENESIS & DARRYL COTTON, EXCERPTS FROM VIDEO CLIPS THE CLASH 'TRAIN IN VAIN', BROTHERS JOHNSON 'STOMP' & BOOMTOWN RATS 'MONDAYS', IV SHAW RE STYX; ;43.36 VS LIVE IN STUDIO, TOMMY SHAW 'BOAT ON THE RIVER'; ;46.18 VS NATIONAL TOP 10, EXCERPTS FROM VIDEO CLIPS:;CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE';MOTELS 'TOTAL CONTROL';MICHAEL JACKSON 'ROCK WITH YOU';QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE';JANIS IAN 'FLY TOO HIGH';PLAYER 1 'SPACE INVADERS';B-52'S 'ROCK LOBSTER';PRETENDERS 'BRASS IN POCKET';PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL';SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'; ;50.20 VS ENGLISH & MELDRUM SWORD FIGHT, ENGLISH, MELDRUM & SHAW WRAP;51.38 VS VIDEO CLIP, KISS 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU', CLOSING CREDITS



D: 168224 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 290 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Recording date: 19-Jun-1981

Duration: 54.42

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL AND OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDING CHARTBUSTERS,TOP TEN AND MOLLY PRESENTING MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. GUEST PRESENTER IS JON ENGLISH AND THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BYRNE FROM TALKING HEADS

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM,MOLLY MELDRUM,ABC HOST;JON ENGLISH,GUEST PRESENTER;DAVID BYRNE, SINGER;WENDY & THE ROCKETTS, BAND;THE JON ENGLISH BAND, BAND;CHETT REYNOLDS, SINGER;THE NOLANS, BAND

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.10 VS WENDY & THE ROCKETTS 'REPUTATION' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;3.00 MCU ENGLISH LINK;3.20 FF#1 VS CHAS & DAVE 'RABBIT' FILM CLIP; ;5.36 BREAKER CHARTBUSTERS GRAPHIC;5.41 FF#1 EXCERPT STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45' FILM CLIP (VS B&W BEATLES AND FANS), FF#1 EXCERPT SPORTS 'HOW COME' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT BUCKS FIZZ 'MAKIN' YOUR MIND UP' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT MI-SEX 'FALLING IN AND OUT' FILM CLIP;8.25 FF#1 EXCERPT MEN AT WORK 'WHO CAN IT BE NOW' FILM CLIP;11.45 MCU ENGLISH LINK;12.05 FF#1 VS SHOCK 'ANGEL FACE' FILM CLIP;15.10 VS CHETT REYNOLDS 'I STILL BELIEVE IN MARY' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;17.57 MCU ENGLISH LINK;18.15 FF#1 VS ELTON JOHN 'NOBODY WINS' FILM CLIP; ;21.35 FF#1 EXCERPT TALKING HEADS 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' FILM CLIP;21.56 VS MELDRUM IV DAVID BYRNE RE HOW GROUP STARTED, A LOT OF MUSICIANS SEEM TO START AS ART STUDENTS, LIKE THROWING MYSELF INTO DIFFICULT POSITION;22.45 FF#1 VS EXCERPT TALKING HEADS FILM CLIP (SONG UNKNOWN);23.15 VS MELDRUM IV BYRNE RE NINE PEOPLE IN THE BAND, SOMETIMES TEN, NEW MUSIC IS ABOUT HAVING AS MANY PEOPLE PLAY AS POSSIBLE, LOT OF FUN, OTHERS SING AS WELL, LYRICS ARE VERY DIFFERENT, CONCEPTS FOR SONGS COME FROM MOVIES, EVANGELISTS, ALL KINDS OF PLACES;24.42 FF#1 EXCERPT TALKING HEADS 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' FILM CLIP; ;25.00 BREAKER;25.05 FF#1 VS RICK SPRINGFIELD 'JESSIE'S GIRL' FILM CLIP;28.13 MCU ENGLISH LINK;28.40 VS THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;31.15 MWS MELDRUM WALKS ON STAGE, GIVE FLOWER TO EACH MEMBER OF THE NOLANS, MELDRUM IV THE NOLANS RE A LOT OF HITS, NUMBER 1 IN JAPAN, FOLLOW UP SINGLE, PLANS TO TOUR;32.45 FF#1 VS GRAHAM BONNET 'NIGHTGAMES' FILM CLIP;36.00 MCU ENGLISH LINK;36.23 FF#1 VS LINX 'INTUITION' FILM CLIP; ;39.22 BREAKER HUMDRUM GRAPHIC;39.28 MCU MELDRUM SPEAKS RE DEVO NOT TOURING UNTIL FEBRUARY, MOODY BLUES ALBUM 'LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER', KIM CARNES 'MISTAKEN IDENTITY' ALBUM, KIM WILDE, VILLAGE PEOPLE'S NEW LOOK AND NEW ALBUM 'RENAISSANCE', RAY PARKER, THE CURE TOUR DATES (INC GRAPHIC), PETER FRAMPTON 'BREAKING ALL THE RULES' ALBUM, COLD CHISEL LEAVING FOR AMERICA, BLACK AND WHITE FILM CLIPS - DO YOU LIKE THEM, INC FF#1 EXCERPT ORIGINAL MIRRORS 'DANCIN' WITH THE REBELS' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT RAY PARKER 'WOMAN NEEDS LOVE' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT THE CURE 'PRIMARY' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT PHIL SEYMOUR 'PRECIOUS TO ME' FILM CLIP;45.00 VS THE JON ENGLISH BAND 'STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART' STUDIO PERFORMANCE; ;48.00 BREAKER NATIONAL TOP 10 GRAPHIC, INC FF#1 EXCERPTS:;VISAGE 'FADE TO GREY' FILM CLIP;JIMMY & THE BOYS 'THEY WON'T LET MY GIRLFRIEND TALK TO ME' FILM CLIP;BILLY FIELDS 'BAD HABITS' FILM CLIP;JUICE NEWTON 'ANGEL OF THE MORNING' FILM CLIP;THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER' FILM CLIP;REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU' FILM CLIP;KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA' FILM CLIP;ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY' FILM CLIP;LOVERBOY 'TURN ME LOOSE' FILM CLIP; ;51.04 MS MELDRUM AND ENGLISH, AUDIENCE MEMBER PASSES SIGN TO MELDRUM WHO HOLDS IT UP AND READS IT, SPEAKS RE SUCCESS OF ENGLISH'S SONG 'SIX RIBBONS';52.08 FF#1 EXCERPT SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE' FILM CLIP;52.47 MS MELDRUM PRETENDS TO STRANGLE ENGLISH, SPEAKS RE TWO NUMBER 1'S THIS WEEK, MELDRUM MISTAKENLY SAYS INTERVIEW WITH BETTE DAVIS NEXT WEEK, ENGLISH CRACKS UP;53.36 FF#1 EXCERPT KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FILM CLIP AND END CREDITS




Or this:

ID: 168224 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 290 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Recording date: 19-Jun-1981

Duration: 54.42

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL AND OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDING CHARTBUSTERS,TOP TEN AND MOLLY PRESENTING MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. GUEST PRESENTER IS JON ENGLISH AND THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BYRNE FROM TALKING HEADS

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM,MOLLY MELDRUM,ABC HOST;JON ENGLISH,GUEST PRESENTER;DAVID BYRNE, SINGER;WENDY & THE ROCKETTS, BAND;THE JON ENGLISH BAND, BAND;CHETT REYNOLDS, SINGER;THE NOLANS, BAND

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.10 VS WENDY & THE ROCKETTS 'REPUTATION' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;3.00 MCU ENGLISH LINK;3.20 FF#1 VS CHAS & DAVE 'RABBIT' FILM CLIP; ;5.36 BREAKER CHARTBUSTERS GRAPHIC;5.41 FF#1 EXCERPT STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45' FILM CLIP (VS B&W BEATLES AND FANS), FF#1 EXCERPT SPORTS 'HOW COME' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT BUCKS FIZZ 'MAKIN' YOUR MIND UP' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT MI-SEX 'FALLING IN AND OUT' FILM CLIP;8.25 FF#1 EXCERPT MEN AT WORK 'WHO CAN IT BE NOW' FILM CLIP;11.45 MCU ENGLISH LINK;12.05 FF#1 VS SHOCK 'ANGEL FACE' FILM CLIP;15.10 VS CHETT REYNOLDS 'I STILL BELIEVE IN MARY' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;17.57 MCU ENGLISH LINK;18.15 FF#1 VS ELTON JOHN 'NOBODY WINS' FILM CLIP; ;21.35 FF#1 EXCERPT TALKING HEADS 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' FILM CLIP;21.56 VS MELDRUM IV DAVID BYRNE RE HOW GROUP STARTED, A LOT OF MUSICIANS SEEM TO START AS ART STUDENTS, LIKE THROWING MYSELF INTO DIFFICULT POSITION;22.45 FF#1 VS EXCERPT TALKING HEADS FILM CLIP (SONG UNKNOWN);23.15 VS MELDRUM IV BYRNE RE NINE PEOPLE IN THE BAND, SOMETIMES TEN, NEW MUSIC IS ABOUT HAVING AS MANY PEOPLE PLAY AS POSSIBLE, LOT OF FUN, OTHERS SING AS WELL, LYRICS ARE VERY DIFFERENT, CONCEPTS FOR SONGS COME FROM MOVIES, EVANGELISTS, ALL KINDS OF PLACES;24.42 FF#1 EXCERPT TALKING HEADS 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' FILM CLIP; ;25.00 BREAKER;25.05 FF#1 VS RICK SPRINGFIELD 'JESSIE'S GIRL' FILM CLIP;28.13 MCU ENGLISH LINK;28.40 VS THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;31.15 MWS MELDRUM WALKS ON STAGE, GIVE FLOWER TO EACH MEMBER OF THE NOLANS, MELDRUM IV THE NOLANS RE A LOT OF HITS, NUMBER 1 IN JAPAN, FOLLOW UP SINGLE, PLANS TO TOUR;32.45 FF#1 VS GRAHAM BONNET 'NIGHTGAMES' FILM CLIP;36.00 MCU ENGLISH LINK;36.23 FF#1 VS LINX 'INTUITION' FILM CLIP; ;39.22 BREAKER HUMDRUM GRAPHIC;39.28 MCU MELDRUM SPEAKS RE DEVO NOT TOURING UNTIL FEBRUARY, MOODY BLUES ALBUM 'LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER', KIM CARNES 'MISTAKEN IDENTITY' ALBUM, KIM WILDE, VILLAGE PEOPLE'S NEW LOOK AND NEW ALBUM 'RENAISSANCE', RAY PARKER, THE CURE TOUR DATES (INC GRAPHIC), PETER FRAMPTON 'BREAKING ALL THE RULES' ALBUM, COLD CHISEL LEAVING FOR AMERICA, BLACK AND WHITE FILM CLIPS - DO YOU LIKE THEM, INC FF#1 EXCERPT ORIGINAL MIRRORS 'DANCIN' WITH THE REBELS' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT RAY PARKER 'WOMAN NEEDS LOVE' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT THE CURE 'PRIMARY' FILM CLIP, FF#1 EXCERPT PHIL SEYMOUR 'PRECIOUS TO ME' FILM CLIP;45.00 VS THE JON ENGLISH BAND 'STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART' STUDIO PERFORMANCE; ;48.00 BREAKER NATIONAL TOP 10 GRAPHIC, INC FF#1 EXCERPTS:;VISAGE 'FADE TO GREY' FILM CLIP;JIMMY & THE BOYS 'THEY WON'T LET MY GIRLFRIEND TALK TO ME' FILM CLIP;BILLY FIELDS 'BAD HABITS' FILM CLIP;JUICE NEWTON 'ANGEL OF THE MORNING' FILM CLIP;THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER' FILM CLIP;REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU' FILM CLIP;KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA' FILM CLIP;ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY' FILM CLIP;LOVERBOY 'TURN ME LOOSE' FILM CLIP; ;51.04 MS MELDRUM AND ENGLISH, AUDIENCE MEMBER PASSES SIGN TO MELDRUM WHO HOLDS IT UP AND READS IT, SPEAKS RE SUCCESS OF ENGLISH'S SONG 'SIX RIBBONS';52.08 FF#1 EXCERPT SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE' FILM CLIP;52.47 MS MELDRUM PRETENDS TO STRANGLE ENGLISH, SPEAKS RE TWO NUMBER 1'S THIS WEEK, MELDRUM MISTAKENLY SAYS INTERVIEW WITH BETTE DAVIS NEXT WEEK, ENGLISH CRACKS UP;53.36 FF#1 EXCERPT KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES' FILM CLIP AND END CREDITS





There's also this, but I think it has aired before, as I've seen the Toyah interview:



D: 169240 - COUNTDOWN;SHOW 322 - PROGRAM Email Sales about this item

Duration: 54.31

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: MUSIC PROGRAM FEATURING MIX OF LIVE BANDS IN STUDIO AND VIDEO CLIPS AND INCLUDING TOP TEN, GUEST HOST IS JON ENGLISH

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, ABC PRESENTER;JON ENGLISH, SINGER, GUEST HOST;LITTLE HEROES, BAND;PINK FLAMINGOS, BAND;THE PREFECTS, BAND;TOYAH WILLCOX, SINGER

Shotlist: 0.00 OPENING TITLES;0.18 JON ENGLISH AND BAND 'BEATING THE BOARDS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;4.09 VS CHARTBUSTERS INC FF#1 EXCERPT 'BLUE EYES' BY ELTON JOHN, FF#1 EXCERPT 'DIRTY CREATURES' BY SPLIT ENZ;5.38 MWS ENGLISH LINK;5.59 FF#1 THE GO GO'S 'WE GOT THE BEAT' FILM CLIP;8.20 LITTLE HEROES 'ONE PERFECT DAY' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;11.46 MWS ENGLISH LINK;12.20 FF#1 HAIRCUT 100 'LOVE PLUS ONE' FILM CLIP;15.34 VS COUNTDOWN 1982 AWARDS PROMO;16.09 FF#1 LEO SAYER 'HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE' FILM CLIP;19.50 FF#1 PRINCE 'CONTROVERSY' FILM CLIP;23.41 THE PINK FLAMINGOS 'IS THAT THE WAY' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;27.18 BREAKER;27.23 VS IV TOYAH WILLCOX RE MAKING THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'I WANT TO BE FREE', PEOPLE EXPECTING OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOUR FROM HER, CHANGING IMAGE, INC EXCERPTS FROM 'I WANT TO BE FREE' FILM CLIP;31.39 MWS ENGLISH LINK;32.16 FF#1 COLD CHISEL 'FOREVER NOW' FILM CLIP;36.36 VS MELDRUM PRESENTS HUMDRUM REPORT FROM HIS OFFICE AT HOME INC FF#1 EXCERPT 'SENSES WORKING OVERTIME' BY XTC, FF#1 EXCERPT 'MY GUY' BY SISTER SLEDGE, FF#1 EXCERPT 'DON'T YOU WANT ME BABY' BY HUMAN LEAGUE, FF#1 EXCERPT 'THE ****ED DON'T CRY' BY VISAGE;42.35 FF#1 JOAN JETT 'I LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL' FILM CLIP;45.34 MWS ENGLISH LINK;46.07 THE PREFECTS 'I WANNA MAKE LOVE' STUDIO PERFORMANCE; ;49.17 VS NATIONAL TOP TEN INC FF#1 EXCERPT 'TAINTED LOVE' BY SOFT CELL, FF#1 EXCERPT 'HOMOSAPIEN' BY PETE SHELLEY, FF#1 EXCERPT 'DADDY'S HOME' BY CLIFF RICHARD, FF#1 EXCERPT 'MAKE A MOVE ON ME' BY OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, FF#1 EXCERPT 'JUST CANT' GET ENOUGH' BY DEPECHE MODE, FF#1 EXCERPT 'HARDEN MY HEART' BY QUARTERFLASH, FF#1 EXCERPT 'YOUNG TURKS' BY ROD STEWART, FF#1 EXCERPT 'OH JULIE' BY SHAKIN STEVENS, FF#1 EXCERPT 'CENTERFOLD' BY J. GEILS BAND;52.36 MWS ENGLISH LINK;52.53 FF#1 EXCERPT 'WHAT ABOUT ME' BY MOVING PICTURES AND END CREDITS

Re: Retro Month

Thanks for the suggestions Nathan.

Re: Retro Month

Thanks Nathan. Think the 26th June 1981 episode is a new one

Re: Retro Month

I requested a few 1980 Episodes with Jon English hosting and another with Daryl Cotton hosting so it could very much so be those ones, l hope it’s these ones! All my requested Countdown episodes are listed on this forum under my January rage goes retro requests.




COUNTDOWN: Date:04/05/1980
Show no: 238

Summary: SHOW IS HOSTED BY JON ENGLISH.

LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:

SHARON O’NEILL – WORDS

JAMES FREUD & THE RADIO STARS – MODERN GIRL

TOMMY SHAW – BOAT ON THE RIVER

JON ENGLISH – CARMILLA

VIDEO CLIPS FROM:

CRAZE, GARY NUMAN, MAJOR MATCHBOX, GODLEY & CRÈME AND MORE …

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COUNTDOWN: Date:08/06/1980

Show no: 243

Summary: SHOW HOSTED BY DARYL COTTON.

LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

THE DUGITES – IN YOUR CAR

MI-SEX – SPACE RACE

JAMES FREUD & THE RADIO STARS – MODERN GIRL

DARRYL COTTON – HERE COMES ANOTHER HEARTACHE

VIDEO CLIPS FROM:

PAT BENETAR, QUEEN, THE PRETENDERS, JO JO ZEP & more ...

Re: Retro Month

I think this first weekend will feature:

01/11/1981 - Renee Geyer

04/05/1980 - Jon English

08/06/1980 - Daryl Cotton

And the New Zealand special which someone above put the date down for. Don’t know what the 5th episode would be, if there is another episode

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rage have mentioned that the Renee Geyer-hosted episode is from 1 November 1981 on their facebook page.


Year: 1981
Date: 01/11/1981
Show no: 308
Summary: POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL & OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDES TOP TEN, CHARTBUSTERS AND MOLLY PRESENTS MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. THIS WEEKS SHOW HOSTED BY RENEE GEYER LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
RENEE GEYER 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN'
MIKE RUDD & THE HEATERS 'I'M AN ANIMAL'
BOYS 'WEOH, WEOH, WEOH'
KIM DURANT 'NEVER GO BACK'
LOCAL ARTISTS:
INXS 'STAY YOUNG'
MONDO ROCK 'SUMMER OF 81'
BILLY FIELD 'YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS:
SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GREEN DOOR'
TRIUMPH 'ALLIED FORCES' (PLAYED IN TWO PARTS)
HALL & OATES 'PRIVATE EYES'
GINO VANELLI 'NIGHT WALKER'
TENPOLE TUDOR 'WUNDERBAR'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
MARCIA HINES 'YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'
PHD 'I WON'T LET YOU DOWN'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'TOO MANY TIMES'
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 'HOOKED ON CLASSICS'
ELO 'HOLD ON TIGHT'
ADAM & THE ANTS 'PRINCE CHARMING'
THE ROLLING STONES 'START ME UP'
LIONEL RITCHIE & DIANA ROSS 'ENDLESS LOVE'
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:
DEVO 'BEAUTIFUL WORLD'
CLIFF RICHARD 'WIRED FOR SOUND'
BILL WYMAN 'JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'

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The Darryl Cotton-hosted episode is confirmed as 28 June 1981 on the facebook page.

Year: 1981
Date: 28/06/1981
Show no: 291
Summary: GUEST ARTIST IS DARRYL COTTON AND THERE ARE INTERVIEWS WITH KIM CARNES AND SHAKIN STEVENS,BOTH RECORDED IN LONDON WITH CHERRY RIPE.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
SWINGERS 'IT AINT WHAT YOU DANCE'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO'
VOICES 'WISH IT WASNT TRUE'
STOCKINGS 'SHE'S A DEVIL'
DARRYL COTTON & THE DIVERS 'LITTLE RED BOOK'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
SHEENA EASTON 'MODERN GIRL'
GEORGE HARRISON 'ALL THOSE YEARS AGO'
FLORENCE WARNER 'I MISS YOUR HEARTBEAT'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES'
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'
CHARTBUSTERS:
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'THINGS DON'T SEEM'
CHURCH 'UNGUARDED MOMENT'
HUMDRUM ITEMS:
SUNNY BOYS 'HAPPY MAN'
AIR SUPPLY 'THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE'
CHAMPAIGN 'HOW ABOUT US'
BALLY HOO 'MAN ON THE MOON'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
JIMMY & THE BOYS 'GIRLFRIEND'
REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU'
ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY'
STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45'
NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'
BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'
KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA'
LOVER BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'


Has this one aired before? I thought I've seen the 'Little Red Book' performance by Darryl Cotton.

Re: Retro Month

Time to emerge from 11 months of hibernation again. Nice to see all the old faces back again.

The Daryl Cotton hosted episode is definitely 28th June 1981 - as confirmed by ohnoisnathan - given there is a snippet of a Kim Carnes interview on the Rage facebook page. As that is also an episode never repeated (along with 1st November 1981) this weekend is a very good start.

Re: Retro Month

The facebook comments are annoying. Someone asking if the 100th episode of Countdown will ever air again - hasn't it aired at least 6 times already, the last time being the Michael Shrimpton (? might have got the name wrong) tribute in the second half of 2016? Someone else saying Countdown is boring and they want Recovery and the 10:30 slot instead, others asking for 77-79 or 70s episodes of Countdown. Geez, it's like most of these people never actually tune in during retro month. I hope rage ignores them all :laughing:

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Not my Daryl Cotton requested episode but looks greaaat!!!! πŸ˜ƒ

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The episode with Daryl Cotton with Kim Carnes interview hasn’t been played before, so WOW 😎Can’t wait for this very BLISS on Saturday night this weekend ❤️

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Totally agree Nathan - thats the way facebook is unfortunately. Dont think Rage staff pay too much attention to all the drivel posted there.

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Looking forward to George Harrison 'All Those Years Ago'. I've never been sure if the one I have is an internet-age creation, but whatever is on a 1981 Countdown will be the real deal.

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Week Two is mid-to-late 80s. The blurb is already up on the Rage website, strange they would post this before even week one has finished. The confirmed episode is 1st March 1987. another one that has not been repeated before. Others are hosted by Bob Geldof, John Farnham and Derek Pellicci (of Little River Band fame). Ill let others try to work out what they may be, the later period of Countdown does not hold the same interest for me as the early 80s. Dull as dishwater and full of video clips especially most of 1985 and all of 1986/87.

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Brad
Looking forward to George Harrison 'All Those Years Ago'. I've never been sure if the one I have is an internet-age creation, but whatever is on a 1981 Countdown will be the real deal.
I wouldn't be so sure. Countdown have aired at least part of 'All Those Years Ago' before, on a retro month repeat in the last few years, and it looks to me like they just re-used footage of one of his other videos (though I don't know which one). This, I think, was when it was a chart buster and they played about 90 seconds of the clip.

When rage have aired 'All Those Years Ago' as a standalone clip, from memory (I should check), it's just a bunch of stills set to the music; similar to the "video" rage air for Diana Ross's 'Upside Down' or Barbra Streisand's 'Woman In Love'.

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A shame George never make an official video for "All Those Years Ago". The 1981 episode looks fantastic. The Stockings:sunglasses: Always enjoy seeing the obscure bands that never made it

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ohnoitisnathan
Brad
Looking forward to George Harrison \'All Those Years Ago\'. I\'ve never been sure if the one I have is an internet-age creation, but whatever is on a 1981 Countdown will be the real deal.
I wouldn't be so sure. Countdown have aired at least part of 'All Those Years Ago' before, on a retro month repeat in the last few years, and it looks to me like they just re-used footage of one of his other videos (though I don't know which one). This, I think, was when it was a chart buster and they played about 90 seconds of the clip.

When rage have aired 'All Those Years Ago' as a standalone clip, from memory (I should check), it's just a bunch of stills set to the music; similar to the "video" rage air for Diana Ross's 'Upside Down' or Barbra Streisand's 'Woman In Love'.
Yeah, I expect it will just be a "slideshow" video, but what I meant is that all the images used will at least be pre-mid 1981. The clips on youtube could use post-1981 images.

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Brad
ohnoitisnathan
Brad
Looking forward to George Harrison \\\'All Those Years Ago\\\'. I\\\'ve never been sure if the one I have is an internet-age creation, but whatever is on a 1981 Countdown will be the real deal.
I wouldn\'t be so sure. Countdown have aired at least part of \'All Those Years Ago\' before, on a retro month repeat in the last few years, and it looks to me like they just re-used footage of one of his other videos (though I don\'t know which one). This, I think, was when it was a chart buster and they played about 90 seconds of the clip.

When rage have aired \'All Those Years Ago\' as a standalone clip, from memory (I should check), it\'s just a bunch of stills set to the music; similar to the \"video\" rage air for Diana Ross\'s \'Upside Down\' or Barbra Streisand\'s \'Woman In Love\'.
Yeah, I expect it will just be a "slideshow" video, but what I meant is that all the images used will at least be pre-mid 1981. The clips on youtube could use post-1981 images.
I'm pretty sure I used some of the Countdown 'video' for 'All Those Years Ago', when it was shown as a chartbuster, in my Australian top 100 singles of 1981 (100 to 51) YouTube video. From memory, it was placed somewhere in the 60s or 70s (on the annual chart, I mean).

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I agree Nathan. Some of the Facebook comments are so annoying asking for Recovery, Countdown Revolution and The Factory. I remember trying to endure this tripe back in the day ... very tedious and uninteresting.

Good to see that most comments on Facebook, in relation to Retro Month, are pro-Countdown from some very excited fans.

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I'm quite interested to see what videos air on Saturday morning during the 1 hour preview segment. I hope they've dug out some rare videos.

Re: Retro Month

yes well
some great music so far
hope we see 70s dedicated music specials week 3

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Well I was looking forward to a 70s week in the third week, how disappointing! Well I am hoping this decade wont be forgotten in the final week ....