Countdown Episodes * 70s & 80s Australian Music Programs * Music Video * Molly Trading * Collecting * Archival Information * Record/CD releases and more .........
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COUNTDOWN IS BACK THIS JANUARY, 2019 ... ON rage !!!!! Stay tuned below with regular Countdown full archival information for each Countdown episode rage shall be airing every Saturday throughout January ...
Although I am first and foremost a Countdown fan and would have loved to see much more of that, I do appreciate and collect any Australian music shows from the 1960s to 1980s.
Whether it is 6 O'Clock Rock, Hitscene, GTK through to Flashez, Countdown, Rock Arena, Beatbox, Sounds, The Factory etc up to Countdown Revolution. I just draw the line at 90s and 00s music such as Recovery, 10:30 slot.
I realise that a lot of people on here hate Hitscene but I will record and keep the episode(s) that they will screen and add them to the 32 episodes that I already have and hope they do not show any repeat. I grew up in the 70s with B&W TV so it triggers a certain nostalgia regardless, even though I never saw these originally.
In regards to the Six O'Clock Rock episodes which ran between 1959-1962, I was told a majority of the episodes where either wipe off or destroyed by the ABC. I can't believe only 2 or 3 survive as this is all we could look back on our Australian R&R history as this was the best music program of the period.
The same scenario happened with a majority of the 60's episodes of "Top Of The Tops" where 90% were wiped by the BBC especially 1966 where The Beatles appeared on the show only once performing "Paperback Writer". Only stills exist from that performance. If anyone recorded this episode back then on VTR (Video Tape Recorder) reel to reel and still exists that person may get a fortune.
Great work on the Hitscene episodes. I'll be requesting Rage to air some of them this January. Whatever happened to Episode One?
I love the 60sand 70s too. I personally only remember from about 1976 onwards, and Countdown was the show that I remember, not so much the other ones. My problem with GTK, for example, is the quality of the footage. Much of the time, what was shown on GTK can be found on Youtube in much better colour and resolution.