Not only did the 60s, 70s and 80s produce important cultural artefacts including lava lamps, waterbeds and the Speak & Spell, apparently some pretty good music was born out of those decades too. Forget #flashbackfriday, for the whole month of January rage has been looking to the past and reliving classic musical moments. Sadly, it’s almost time to fold away your beloved polyester jumpsuit as Retro Month comes to a close for another year.
We go out with a bang for the final weekend of Retro Month, playing Countdown episodes hosted by Jermaine Jackson, Limahl and Tina Turner, Rock Arena hosted by Glenn Shorrock, Hitscene hosted by the delightfully awkward Dick Williams, and more!
Join us for the last weekend of Retro Month on Saturday 25th January from 10:30-11:30am, returning for the night from 11:30pm on ABC1.
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No The Factory/Countdown Revolution again this retro month by the sounds of it
More start time confusion it seems too..ABC's own TV guide: 10.55pm. Rage: 11.30pm..
Would not put it past 'em :)
rage play music videos all year long. Why can't they play bits and pieces of retro shows Saturday morning? We get retro/wildcard videos throughout the year. Our mission for next year will be 'ban the single videos in retro months and give us more music shows'!
I agree with everybody else in regard to all the common music clips. Too many common clips this weekend both during the night and Saturday morning. Very disappointed in the lack of rare clips. I guess I won't be seeing the Little Pattie music clip "Only If You Want To" this time around. Spicks & Specks played part of this a few years back which makes me think it exists in the ABC archives. Overall this January has been really great and has delivered some fine gems like Olivia, Countdown QED show and more Countdown that were unaired once again so I can't complain too much. YES I too thought the hockey was a sore point. Thankful there isn't any this coming weekend. Love Tina and am glad that another of the "Countdown" shows I requested is being played. First Rock Arena looks dull as I would have much preferred the shows with I'm Talking or The Dugites which has more rare clips and material. I have had some personal family issues going on which is why I have been somewhat quiet on here this year. Here's hoping the final night for retro month is as great as the first weekend this year.
Go the Acid Queen!
Great minds think alike Jason. I would out of curiosity love to see the other 2 earlier Countdown shows from about 1980/1982 with Tina Turner also. Have seen clip performances and I like many Countdown shows remember watching these at the time of their original airing. I could be out a year, though I a fairly certain she performed "Nutbush City Limits" at the start of the 1982 show she may of also co-hosted with Molly. She also performed "Ball Of Confusion" which was either in 1980 or 1981 from memory.