countdown 1974-1975 episode guide
   

  COUNTDOWN

C'est le programme musicale le plus populaire en Australie diffusé par ABC de 1974 à 1987 durant  563 numéros.
 Il est produit et réalisé par Michael Shrimpton et Robbie Weekes et présenté par Ian "Molly". Meldrum.
L'émission est également fréquement co-présenté avec un des artistes diffusés, celui-ci est interviwé par Ian Meldrum.
Le show est une sorte de Top of the Pop version Australienne avec son classement. Au début le programme fera 30 minutes
pour occuper rapidement une heure complète le Dimanche.Les artistes se produisent quasi exclusivement (?) en playback,
les clips seront très présents. Ce sera le principal outil de promotion de la scène rock Australienne.

1976     1977     1978

All infos coming from Troy Walters

 

08 11 1974
Sherbet - Silvery Moon
John Farnham - One Minute Every Hour
Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)
Linda George - Mamma's Little Girl
Skyhooks - Living In The 70s
Paper Lace - Black Eyed Boys (music video)

15 11 1974
22 11 1974

02 03 1975
Host - Johnny Farnham
Skyhooks - Horror Movie (studio/Lunar Park)
Johnny Farnham - Things To Do
Sherbet - I'll Go Mine (music video)
Denise Drysdale - Being Green (outdoor cast)
Stevie Wright - Guitar Band
Linda George - Give It Love
Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (studio/music video)
Hush - C'mon We're Taking Over
Debbie Byrne - Boogie Man
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Wangaratta Wahine
Ray Burgess - Touch Me
National Top Ten:
10 - Billy Swan - I Can Help
9 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
8 - The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
7 - Skyhooks - Horror Movie
6 - Bill & Boyd - Santa Never Made It Into Darwin
5 - Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses
4 - Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3 - The Sweet - Peppermint Twist
2 - The Carpenters - Please Mr Postman
1 - William Shakespeare - My Little Angel

09 03 1975
Host - Shirley Strachan
Skyhooks - Carlton Lygon Street Blues
Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)
Cash Backman - He'll Have To Go
Debbie Byrne - Da Do Run Run
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Hernando's Hideaway
Issy Dye - Personality
William Shakespeare - My Little Angel (P)
Dove - Brickyard Blues
Hush - Boney Maroney
Helen Reddy - Angie Baby (music video)
Paper Lace - Black Eyed Boys (music video)
Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)
Pilot - January (music video)
Eric Burden Band - The Real Me (music video)
Suzie Quatro - The Wild One (music video)

16 03 1975
Host - Denise Drysdale
Hush - Boney Maroney
Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues
Cloud Nine - Summertime Blues
Renee Geyer - It's A Man's World
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Wangaratta Wahine (P)
Skyhooks - Horror Movie (P)
John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (JPY gets his shirt ripped off by the audience)
Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful (music video)
Pilot - January (music video)
Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)
Slade - Far Far Away (music video)
Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation (music video)
Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (No.1, still picture of Elton)

23 03 1975
Host - Daryl Braithwaite
Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)
Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues
AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)
Linda George - Give It Love (P)
Daddy Cool - I Am The Boogie Man
La De Das - I'm In Love Again
Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You
Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Wanna Do
Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)
Splinter - Costafinetown (music video)
Don McLean - La La Love You (music video)
David Bowie - Jean Genie (music video)
Stevie Wonder - Livin' For The City (music video)
Tangerine Dream - Red Box (music video)
Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (music video)

30 03 1975
Host - John Farnham
John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)
Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)
Panther - I'm Not Afraid
Dove - Brickyard Blues
Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)
AC/DC - Love Song
Ringo Starr - Only You (music video)
The Osmonds - Hold Her Tight (music video)
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)
Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo (music video)
Linda Rondstadt - You're No Good (music video)
Pilot - January (music video)
Glitter Band - Goodbye Love (music video)
Paul Anka/Odia Coates - One Man One Woman (music video)
Skyhooks - Horror Movie (P)

06 04 1975
Host - John Farnham
The Briny Whirlpool Album (Underwater Piano)
AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)
Graeme Connors - Dakota
Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You
Select - Little Devil
Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain
Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)
Status Quo - Down Down (music video)
Paul McCartney - Juniors Farm (music video)
Bad Company - Good Lovin' Gone Bad (music video)
Suzie Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me (music video)
Marie Osmond - Paper Roses (music video)
Splinter - Costafinetown (music video)
Slade - Far Far Away (music video)
Olivia Newton John - If You Love Me (No.1, still picture of Olivia)

13 04 1975
Host - Grant Goldman
Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)
Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)
John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)
La De Das - I'm In Love Again
Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Wanna Do
Hush - Boney Maroney (P)
Yvonne Elliman - I Don't Know How To Love Him (music video)
Pilot - January (music video)
Status Quo - Down Down (music video)
Gene Pitney - Blue Angel (music video)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway (music video)
David Essex - Make You A Star (music video)
Ringo Starr - Only You (music video)
Paul Anka/Odia Coates - One Man One Woman (music video)
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

20 04 1975
Host - Ray Burgess
Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)
Livingston Vale - Moon Girl (music video)
Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue
Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You
Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues
Daddy Cool - I Was A Teenage Creature
Renee Geyer - It's A Man's World
Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)
Sherbet - I'll Go Mine
Marie Muldar - I'm A Woman (music video)
Bad Company - Good Lovin' Gone Bad (music video)
Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)
Linda Rondstadt - You're No Good (music video)
Elton John - Tommy (music video)
Skyhooks - Horror Movie (No. 1)

27 04 1975
Host - Stevie Wright
Ayers Rock - Lady Montego
Sherbet - Freedom
Stevie Wright - Hard Road
Graeme Connors - Dakota
AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)
Doug Parkinson - Everlasting Love
Jon English - Turn The Page
Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)
Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth (music video)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Anthem (music video)
Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)
Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful (music video)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (music video)
Kiki Dee - I Got The music In Me (music video)
Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

04 05 1975
Host - Greg Evans (DJ)
Mandu & Band - Gimme Shelter
Ross Ryan - Blue Chevrolet Ballerina
Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue
Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues
Jets - Friday's Child
Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain
John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)
Blue Echoes - High Heeled Rockin' Roll Shoes
Minnie Riperton - Loving You (music video)
Brian Ferry - Hard Rains Gonna Fall (music video)
Seals & Crofts - I'll Play For You (music video)
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)
Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

11 05 1975
Host - Jon English
Split Enz - No Bother To Me
Jon English - Turn The Page (P)
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Forever
Ayers Rock - Lady Montego
Denise Drysdale - Rescue Me
Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)
Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)
Hush - Boney Maroney (P)
Bluestone - Ride On
Pilot - January (music video)
Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (music video)
Suzie Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me (music video)
La Belle - Lady Marmalade (music video)
David Essex - Make You A Star (music video)
Sherbet - Summer Love

18 05 1975
Host - Garth Porter (from Sherbet)
Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)
Stylus - Summer Breeze
Stevie Wright - Hard Road
Lazer - School
Dingoes - Teenage Blue
Buster Brown - Something To Say
Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You
Sherbet - Freedom
Ross Ryan - Blue Chevrolet Ballerina
Justin Hayward/John Lodge - Blue Jays (music video)
Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)
Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses/The Show Must Go On (music video)
Minnie Riperton - Loving You (music video)
Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth (music video)
Status Quo - Down Down (music video)
Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

25 05 1975

01 06 1975
Vicki Broughton - Good, Good Morning

08 06 1975
Host - Ronnie Burns
The 69's -
John Paul Young -
Carmine -
Kerrie Biddell - Don't Let Him Catch You (music video)
Kerrie Biddell - Sinnerman
AC/DC - High Voltage
AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go
Molly Meldrum - Good Morning (dressed in drag)

15 06 1975
Little River Band - The Man Inside
Vicki Broughton - Good Morning (music video)

22 06 1975

29 06 1975
Host - Bob Hudson, co-host Normie
Gary Glitter - Love Like You & Me (music video)
Kenny - The Bump [record played whilst Fred and Ginger dance to it]
AC/DC - Show Business (Live at Festival Hall 1975)
Adella Fenton - Quarter Past Three
John Lennon - Slippin' & Slidin' (music video)
Cheech & Chong - Basketball Jones (music video)
Renee Geyer - Take Me Where You Took Me Last Night
Countdown Flashback:
Deep Purple - Black Night (music video)
Stylus - Summer Breeze
Humdrum:
Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (E)
10CC - Life Is A Minestrone (music video) (E)
David Essex footage from the film Stardust (E)
David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star (music video)
Bob Hudson - Newcastle Song
Maureen Elkner - Rak Off Normie
National Top Ten:
10 - Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
9 - Labelle - Lady Marmalade
8 - BJ Thomas - Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong
7 - John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero
6 - Maureen McGovern - We May Never Love Like This Again
5 - Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
5 - Sherbet - Summer Love
4 - Minnie Riperton - Loving You
3 - Status Quo - Down Down
2 - Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
1 - Pilot - January (music video)

06 07 1975
Sherbet - Cavalry (music video)
Sherbet - Star Kissed
Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth (music video)
Wendy Gross - Blue Sunny Sky Day
The Sweet - Action (music video)
Marcia Hines - From The Inside
Bryan Ferry - You Go To My Head (music video)
Hush - Glad All Over
Sherbet - Hound Dog
Humdrum:
Marty Rhone - Denim & Lace
Electric Light Orchestra - I Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Countdown exclusive)
Bee Gees - Jive Talkin' (music video)
Andy Gibb - Words & music
National Top Ten:
10 - Judy Collins - Send In The Clowns
9 - AC/DC - High Voltage
8 - The Sweet - Fox On The Run
7 - Sherbet - Life
6 - Bee Gees - Jive Talkin
5 - Hush - Boney Maronie
4 - Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell
3 - Status Quo - Roll Over Lay Down
2 - The Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
1 - Skyhooks - All My Friends Are Getting Married (music video)

06 07 1975
Host - Chuck McKinney
Hush -
Jeff St John -
Ayers Rock -
Hot City Bump Band -
Skyhooks - Saturday Night

13 07 1975

20 07 1975
Host - Jim Keays
Denise Drysdale -
Little River Band -
Ariel -
Muszak -
Stylus - World Of Make Believe
Stylus - Summer Breeze

27 07 1975
Host - Geoff Duff
Stylus -
Dove -
Springwater -
Con Gallin -
John Farnham -

03 08 1975
Skyhooks - Private Eye (music video)
John Paul Young -
Sebastian Hardie -
Hush -

10 08 1975
Host - Ray Burgess
AC/DC -
Renee Geyer -
Dragon -
Chertaka -

17 08 1975
Host - Bongo Starkie (Skyhooks)
Split Enz -
Moir Sisters -
Linda George -
Freeway -
Mandu -
Skyhooks - Private Eye (music video)
Skyhooks - Private Eye

24 08 1975
Documentary on Sherbet recording songs, performing and their lifestyles and the following film clips on a cruise ship are featured:
What Is It All About
You're My World
Sherbet Concert:
Arrival
Survival
Life
I Wanna Live
Freedom
Summer Love
Where Do We Go

31 08 1975
Host - Daryl Braithwaite & Sherbet
Sherbet - Survival/Life
David Essex - Like A Rolling Stone (music video)
Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Want To Do
Roger Daltry - Come & Get Your Love (music video)
Denise Drysdale's wheel (contestant wins a Best Of Sherbet album and a kiss from Daryl Braithwaite)
Denise Drysdale - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Stylus - Summer Breeze
Pilot - Magic (Countdown exclusive videotaped in Paris)
John Paul Young - Love Game
Humdrum:
Temptations - Plastic Man (Soul Train) (E)
Roger Daltry - Walking The Dog (music video) (E)
Molly interviews The Sweet
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (music video)
Sherbet - Cavalry
National Top Ten:
10 - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - The Hustle
9 - The Sweet - Fox On The Run
8 - Ray Stevens - Misty
7 - Freddie Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
6 - Status Quo - Roll Over Lay Down
5 - Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell
4 - Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby
3 - Hush - Bonie Maronie
2 - The Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
1 - Skyhooks - All My Friends Are Getting Married (music video)
Bay City Rollers arrive in the Countdown studio and are interviewed by Molly and Daryl
Bay City Rollers - Give A Little Love (music video)
Sherbet - Survival/Life
John Paul Young - Love Game
Andy Gibb - Words & Music
Dragon - Starkissed
Marty Rhone - Denim & Lace

07 09 1975
Host - Shirley Strachan & Daryl Braithwaite
Jo Jo Zep - Run Rudolf Run
AC/DC - TNT
Renee Geyer Band - Heading In The Right Direction
Little River Band - Emma
Ray Burgess - Rock'n'Roll Lightning
Bootleg Band - How Do I Try
Billy Thorpe - It's Almost Summer
Geoff Duff - Banana Son
Delvanias & The Fascinations - Canberra We're Watching You
Ted Mulry Gang - Jump In My Car
Marcia Hines - From The Inside
Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff
Sherbet - Only One You
Dove - Let's Hang On
Freeway - Riding High
Jim Keays - Undecided
Sebastian Hardy - Love Life & music
Hush - Glad All Over

14 09 1975
AC/DC - High Voltage
The Temptations -

21 09 1975
Stylus - World Of Make Believe

28 09 1975
Studio performances:
John Paul Young -
Dragon -
Marty Rhone -
Daryl Braithwaite -
Ol'55 -
Music videos:
10CC -
Andy Gibb -
David Essex -


05 10 1975
12 10 1975
19 10 1975
26 10 1975

02 11 1975
Host - Peter Cupples

09 11 1975
Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff
Molly Meldrum interview with Paul McCartney & Wings at press conference

16 11 1975
Stylus - World Of Make Believe (filmed in Nagambie)
Stylus - All In The Game

23 11 1975
Sherbet - Only One You

30 11 1975

07 12 1975
Host - Shirley Strachan & Daryl Braithwaite
Jo Jo Zep - Run Rudolf Run
AC/DC - TNT
Renee Geyer Band - Heading In The Right Direction
Little River Band - Emma
Ray Burgess - Rock'n'Roll Lightning
Bootleg Band - How Do I Try
Billy Thorpe - It's Almost Summer
Geoff Duff - Banana Son
Delvanias & The Fascinations - Canberra We're Watching You
Ted Mulry Gang - Jump In My Car
Marcia Hines - From The Inside
Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff
Sherbet - Only One You
Dove - Let's Hang On
Freeway - Riding High
Jim Keays - Undecided
Sebastian Hardy - Love Life & music
Hush - Glad All over

30 12 1975 (same as 24 08 1975)