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#011: Marilyn Mayo

Marilyn Mayo, host of Sydney TCN9’s early morning Super Flying Fun Show. Picture: TV Week, 8 May 1976

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    • Luisa on 19 June 2015 at 7:42 PM
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    I’m 51 years old. I used to watch your show , the super flying fun show. Brought. Back so many memories of the show. What a classic!!

      • Tone Bee on 22 June 2015 at 11:47 PM
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      I’m around the same age and have fond memories of the show…I still remember when Miss Marilyn announced that we had landed on the moon and the Russians had crashed so we (in Australia) won the race LOL

    • David Tyne on 12 December 2015 at 10:12 AM
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    Many fond memories of time spent recording and appearing on many of the episodes on Super Flying Fun Show with my band Grand Junction in the 70’s with our mentor Smoky Dawson.
    Some very funny interaction between us and Marty who was a real charactor when recording the weekly shows.
    Would love to see some of those old clips again.

      • Bruce Donald on 16 May 2020 at 7:41 AM
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      Marilyn has had a major stroke. She is in St Vincents hospital. She was a girl friend in the 60’s

        • John King on 19 May 2020 at 9:03 AM
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        Please tell her to get well soon

        • gary king on 23 May 2020 at 9:31 PM
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        Hello Bruce, I have such fond memories of Marilyn and the cast and crew of SFFS when our band “The Magpies” had a spot in the early ’70’s (we were very much a “kid’s band”). We then went on to play alongside Marilyn at the various David Jones stores around Sydney during the following Christmas holidays providing music for kid’s fashion shows. I recall her taking me “under her wing” to help with commentary during those holidays. I was very much infatuated with everything about her and wishing at the time that I was 10 years older. I sincerely hope and pray she recovers from last week’s stroke.

        • James Farmer on 12 March 2021 at 3:50 PM
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        Is she ok. I had a major crush on her during the 70s. I won some prizes on the show a few times.

          • Julian Vyner on 29 March 2021 at 10:10 PM
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          She is urgently in a nursing home in Cronulla and is determined to get well.
          Her long-time partner Jim died recently.

          • Ian Withrington on 5 July 2021 at 9:44 AM
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          I made the Miss Marilyn egg on toast we got the piece of toast cut a hole in it the fry pan with the egg in it and flip it over still call of the Miss Marilyn super flying fun show egg on toast to this very day and I’m 56

    • David Tyne on 12 December 2015 at 10:17 AM
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    Many fond memories of time spent recording and appearing on various episodes with my band Grand Junction along with Smoky Dawson back in the seventies.
    A lot of laughs with Marty who was a real character.

    • Rodney on 29 December 2015 at 2:36 PM
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    Am 55 and watched it before I went to school each morning.
    I sent in a joke once and it made the big tooth laugh 3times and I got a bag of goodies:)
    Hope Miss Marilyn is doing okay these days.

    • Mark McDougall on 21 February 2016 at 11:18 PM
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    Watched it before school as well. I won on the zodiac wheel one morning when i missed it and found out from the kids at school.

    • Shane Beeken on 15 March 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    I hope Miss Marilyn is ok these days. I won a Luna Park adventure on Miss Marilyn’s wheel. Never forgot this. Where is she now.

    • Phil on 18 November 2017 at 9:24 PM
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    I’m 59 now and still have a crush on Marilyn mayo. I hope she is OK these days.

    • DUNCAN on 10 December 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    enjoyed working with marilyn mayo on the fun show it realy was just that working with smokey marty keycops with ron producer and of course our band grandjunction i played drums fond memories hope your doing well marilyn regards DUNCAN WATT

    • Duane on 16 September 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    We won free “Big Macs” at some new chain of fast foods called McDonalds from the show. There was only one store in Victoria. Wow. Getting out of bed and getting to school after watching this show every day.

    • Mary Gurner on 10 March 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    Hi Marilyn. What a long time we go back have not seen you for ages. Always think of you when I look at my wedding photos with you as one of my special bridesmaids. Lots of love Mary

      • Juliana Blok-Slack on 21 May 2020 at 5:36 PM
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      Mary, will pass your message on to Marilyn, who is in St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, having suffered a stroke two weeks ago. She is hoping to start rehab tomorrow in the facility across the road from the hospital. Best, Juliana (school friend)

    • john brown on 28 May 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    I am 85 and,in those days,a wedding photographer and remember Marilyn walking over from the Chevron many years ago accompanied by an American who thought he was on a good thing but she had other ideas, opened her car door, climbed in then drove off leaving him standing there.
    John B.

    • john brown on 28 May 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    I wish her all the best after her stroke. I have had open heart surgery (quad bypass) 5 years ago and now all seems to be great!

    • mark smith on 13 June 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    Hope Marilyn is getting well again. It would be great if she could be told how fondly she is thought of by the kids of the 70’s. She was a beautiful lady and I send her my love.

    • Love on 28 June 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    So lovely to see all these wonderful comments about Miss Marilyn, I’m sure her daughter would love to hear all the stories about her mum, and the hearts her mum has touched as well. Lillian Lyons

    • Leslie Marshall on 17 December 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    I was one of the personalities who joined SFFS 1974-76 and have many fond memories of Ms Marilyn and crew. She was always very professional in every way. I recall one time when the crew wound forward the clock in anticipation for Wing Dings usual Monday morning stint with Marilyn who would say: “ and what did you do on the weekend” To which Wing Ding replied: “ just rooting around!” Well you should have seen the shocked look on Ms Marilyn’s face when the video was played back . Love and miss you. Cheers Marshall.

    • Stuart Mitchell on 19 February 2021 at 5:13 AM
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    Watched before school from 6/71 until my teens. Marilyn was my first crush.

    • Toom on 10 September 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    Can you please give us an update on how Marilyn is coming along?

    • John Wood on 3 October 2021 at 12:46 AM
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    Marshall of marshall’s portable music machine ?
    Is that you ??

    • Ross Miller on 15 June 2022 at 2:30 PM
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    I too was one of Miss Marilyn’s greatest young fans. yes, a crush. but i think my dad also liked her as my Mum would get a bit snappy when Miss marilyn was on TV. Such great memories and a beautiful lady.

    • Joanne Reid on 27 August 2022 at 1:58 PM
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    I found this page after a trip down memory lane brought me here. I was thinking about Miss Marilyn and how much I loved the show before school. Such great memories. I remember she was very pretty. I hope she’s doing ok. She and her family should know how fondly us kids of the 70’s remember her. She was a lovely part of school day mornings!

    • Jim Stocks on 3 September 2022 at 3:09 PM
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    I remember all of those shows but the one I watched was when she hosted a late night movie show that featured horror movies. She would do the intro & a talk up midway. A beautiful lady & we’ll remembered

    • TJ on 7 January 2023 at 8:32 AM
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    I remember the shows all in black & white
    Super flying fun show
    Owly school
    The magic circle club
    Commander strongarm show
    Count down
    Fat cat & friends
    Skeeters cartoon corner
    Romper room
    Mid day wrestling on saturday

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