Rage‘s traditional Retro Month is on again.
Every Saturday during January, Rage goes through (what’s left of) the ABC archives and digs out some retro treasures, this week including six Countdown episodes from 1980 through to 1982 and featuring guest hostings by Renee Geyer (pictured), Darryl Cotton and Jon English.
This week’s Retro Month playlist winds up with an episode of GTK from 1974, featuring English in rehearsal for the musical The Bacchoi.
Saturday morning 5 January:
KATE BUSH Babooshka (EMI)
PINK FLOYD Another Brick In The Wall (Sony)
SPLIT ENZ I Got You (Fest/Mush)
THE PRETENDERS Brass In Pocket (Independent)
ADAM & THE ANTS Ant Music (Sony)
BLONDIE Call Me (EMI)
THE POLICE Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Polydor)
THE ROMANTICS What I Like About You (Sony)
TALKING HEADS Once In A Lifetime (Warner)
MICHAEL JACKSON Rock With You (Sony)
DIANA ROSS Upside Down (EMI)
THE VAPORS Turning Japanese (Sony)
MEN AT WORK Downunder (Sony)
AIR SUPPLY All Out Of Love (Arista)
PAUL McCARTNEY Coming Up (EMI)
DAVID BOWIE Ashes To Ashes (EMI)
QUEEN Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Warner)
KISS Shandi (Universal)
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (Sony)
Saturday night 5 January 2019
COUNTDOWN January 3, 1982 (Molly – Summer Special: New Zealand Invasion) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN May 9, 1982 (327: Martha Davis (The Motels)) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN November 1, 1981 (308: Renee Geyer) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN July 27, 1980 (250: John St Peeters) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN June 28, 1981 (291: Daryl Cotton) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN May 4, 1980 (238: Jon English) (ABC)
JON ENGLISH Rehearsal for ‘The Bacchoi’ (GTK, 1974) (ABC)
Rage Retro Month continues every Saturday in January, ABC.