Countdown

Stories

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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Stories

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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Interviews

SONGS – The Real Thing

Classic Songs – The Real Thing Before Countdown in Australia, there was Go-Set magazine in the 1960s, where Australian music, fashion and media exploded and

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Music Map

Classic Countdown! Music Map

CLASSIC COUNTDOWN! MUSIC MAP   An interactive Australian music map, inspired by the old Classic Countdown map, is an ongoing story at AMMP where we add

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Videos

Australian Music Video Collections

Australian music video clips are curated all the time by professional musicians guest-hosting on Rage, the country’s ABC-TV  long-standing  weekend  institution. Access to 1970s and 1980s

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Collectables

Collecting Australian Music

Collecting Australian Music Thanks to AC/DC but also obscure Australian artists like Leong Lau (his 1977 album is currently selling for $1574) the backstage passes,

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Music Map

Australian Music Plaque Walks

Australian Music Plaque Walks Australian music plaques are few and far between. Yet, Lygon Street in Melbourne would the  place for a plaque for  Shirley Strachan, who

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