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1979 – Love Will Find A Way

‘Quasimodo’s Dream’ is generally chosen as The Reels moment, their epiphany, but years before they were from the outset not only impossible to quantify or box in any kind of genre, but also hugely brave.

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1975 – Love’s Not Good Enough – Skyhooks

Skyhooks were the first beneficiaries of the advent of colour TV (and Countdown specifically). Gone in a flash was the double denim greasy hair of the Sunbury blue-rock years. In came pancake make-up, feather boas, and the sheen of satin flares and white suits.

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1971 – Sweet Sweet Love

1971 – Sweet Sweet Love – Russell Morris   After the shock waves of the mighty ‘The Real Thing’ had abated Morris’s follow up singles

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1965 Flashback – The Carnival Is Over

It’s hard to overemphasize just how big The Seekers were, how they eclipsed by some distance the achievements of any other Australian band in Australia and the UK with the exception of INXS. Eight top ten singles in Australia, Seven in the UK including two number ones, this at a time when pop was at its most fertile and competitive.

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FLOWERS I Can’t Help Myself

FLOWERS I Can’t Help Myself Flowers’ classic single I Can’t Help Myself is almost thirty years old. The band became Icehouse and Iva Davies is now famous around

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1983 – I Hear Motion

1983 –  I Hear Motion by Models   The Summer of 1983 Soundtrack Programmed on Rage by Toby Cresswell, Craig Mathieson and John O’Donnell as an

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LOST VENUES The Corkman

LOST VENUES The Corkman The Corkman in Carlton, Melbourne was never going to be a classic hipster band venue (although it was once home to the ‘hanging

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