These are indeed the more recent re-airing of these shows. It makes it even more amazing that an error was made, after a quarter of a century of playing Countdowns on Rage. Oh well, I feel it still needs correcting.
The show numbers and air dates (according to what I've researched) for December and January (and the first week of Feb) from 1976 to 1977 are as follows:
90 05/12/76 John Paul Young - No.1 Money Money Money - ABBA
91 12/12/76 Daryl Braithwaite (Christmas Special) - No.1 Money Money Money - ABBA
- 19/12/76 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 100 to 84
- 26/12/76 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 83 to 64
- 02/01/77 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 63 to 51
- 09/01/77 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 50 to 33
- 16/01/77 JPY & Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 32 to 17
- 23/01/77 JPY & Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 16 to 1 – No.1 (for 1976) Fernando - ABBA
- 30/01/77 Special: Sherbet - “Around Australia in 80 Days”
92 06/02/77 Shirley Strachan
The research you have there all seems to make perfect sense.
It is rather sad that the first two shows (19/12/76 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 100 to 84
- 26/12/76 Molly Meldrum - Top 100: From 83 to 64) of the Top 100 don't exist anymore :white_frowning_face:
Another error I just found. In April 1982, Countdown held the 1981 Countdown Music Awards on Sunday 18th April. The Duran Duran Special Edition has the following date on it from airing on Countdown:
However, if you listen carefully to the show, Molly clearly states that the show is going to air on a Saturday (17/04/1982), one day prior to the Countdown Awards, which then must have been a Sunday.
In fact, just this year, Rage had the REAL episode that was originally aired on April 11, 1982 which was Ross & Jo from Starstruck.
rage f@#ked up a couple of years ago with this one. They said they were going to play the Jo Kennedy 11 April episode and when we tuned in it was the repeated Duran Duran episode, 17 April, from about 10 years ago, but they still had the 11 April on it. The Duran Duran episode is 17 April as listed in the archives on this site, which means it was shown on a Saturday. Hope this helps.
I may have found another one. Apologies, i've lost track of who uploaded this episode, i got it from someone's dropbox account.
Anyway the file says 17th November 1985 (85-11-17 mp4) but the date on screen is November 23rd 1985. It is also in the archives under 23/11/1985 here: http://baseportal.com/cgi-bin/baseportal.pl?htx=/webgirl/main&cmd=list&range=16,8&Year~=1985&cmd=all&Id=137
edit: ok i have no idea what i've done wrong here but i put this link to a screen shot just above but its not showing up properly, can an op please fix it up
That episode was originally aired on Sunday 17 November. Countdown was replayed on the following Saturday 23 November. It has a few of us stumped on this forum about 8 years ago or whenever rage played it.
Technically, Rage are right with these on-screen dates, in that they probably had access to an episode from Sunday, and also episodes from six days later, when they repeated Countdown on Saturday. So, 23rd November 1985 is technically correct, as that would have been the episode that was replayed. Easier for us to understand when they put the original 'Sunday' airing date.
ok let's just say that both dates are correct then lol
Ha ha ... I'd rather they had just the 'Sunday' original air dates. :relaxed:
The Dr Hook episode which was played on rage last night had a date of 28.05.1982. All the lists I have seen have the show as 30.05.1982. Also Molly clearly mentioned during this episode that there would be a "NEW" C/D episode on the following Friday night. This Friday night would be 4.06.1982. I haven't seen this episode on any list that I have seen. Can anyone shed any light on this Friday night episode?
I WAS WONDERING LAST FRIDAY WHY THE DATE WAS DIFFERENT.
Thanks Armin, that is great information, appreciate it.