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Howzat! Archive - October 15th 2018

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MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Twenty years ago this week, Cold Chisel’s comeback album, The Last Wave of Summer, hit number one in Australia.

Also 20 years ago this week, Gough Whitlam presented The Whitlams with the trophy for Best Group at the 12th ARIA Awards.

This week in 1972, after Joe Cocker was busted with marijuana in Adelaide, a Labor member of Parliament, Frank Stewart, called on the Immigration Minister, Dr Forbes, to deport him “to protect the youth of Australia”. Dr Forbes signed the deportation papers, giving Cocker and his touring party 48 hours to get out. “I have done this because the government takes a very serious view of such offences,” Dr Forbes said. “Especially when committed by persons who are in a position to have a profound influence on many young Australians.”

Forty-five years ago this week, David Bowie released his covers album, Pin Ups, featuring his version of The EasybeatsFriday On My Mind.

Ted Mulry Gang’s Jump In My Car entered the Australian charts this week in 1975.

INXS’s Listen Like Thieves album hit number one in Australia 33 years ago this week.

You Win Again topped the UK charts this week in 1987, meaning the Bee Gees were the first group to have UK number ones in three decades – the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Twenty years ago this week, The Masters Apprentices and The Angels were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The Seekers were inducted this week in 1995; Olivia Newton-John this week in 2002; and Little River Band this week in 2004.

Ten years ago this week, AC/DC released Black Ice, their first studio album in eight years.

And Happy Birthday to Dannii Minogue, who is 47 on October 20.

 

CHART WATCH
Kian’s first chart hit moves from 38 to 31.

Be Alright DEAN LEWIS (number three)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (15)
Fire/Reprisal PEKING DUK (30)
Waiting KIAN (31)
Healing Hands CONRAD SEWELL (32)

Jimmy Barnes has the week’s two biggest Aussie albums, while The John Butler Trio slip from number one to 15. And Brisbane indie rockers Last Dinosaurs have a Top 40 debut.
 
All For You: The Best Of COLD CHISEL (number eight)
Working Class Boy – The Soundtracks JIMMY BARNES (14)
Home THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO (15)
Love Monster AMY SHARK (22)
Nation of Two VANCE JOY (23)
Yumeno Garden LAST DINOSAURS (26, debut)
Bloom TROYE SIVAN (40)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
What’s The Deal With David? OH PEP!
Sad ALYCE PLATT
Molly Meldrum’s Eyes FAMILY FOLD
Star City OLYMPIA
Sydney JACK HOWARD

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