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Howzat! Archive - December 17th 2018

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MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
INXS’s comeback album, Switch, debuted and peaked at number 17 in the US this week in 2005.

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris had the UK’s final number one single for the ’60s when his cover of Two Little Boys hit number one this week in 1969.

Happy Birthday to Ed Kuepper, who is 63 on December 20.
 
We remember the great Stevie Wright, who would have been 71 on December 20. He died in 2015. And the Bee Gees twins, Maurice and Robin Gibb, were born on the Isle of Man on December 22, 1949. Maurice died in 2003, and Robin died in 2012.

And Rose Tattoo guitarist Mick Cocks died of liver cancer, aged 54, this week in 2009.

 

CHART WATCH
Hilltop Hoods jump from 38 to 26.

Be Alright DEAN LEWIS (number 13)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (16)
Leave Me Lonely HILLTOP HOODS (26)
Waiting KIAN (30)
Day Drunk MORGAN EVANS (32)

Just one Aussie album in the ARIA Top 10 – John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Christmas collection. It’s one of five Aussie Christmas albums in the Top 40.

Friends For Christmas JOHN FARNHAM & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (number 10)
Baby It’s Christmas DAVID CAMPBELL (12)
The Christmas Album HUMAN NATURE (13)
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year MARK VINCENT (16)
Love Monster AMY SHARK (17)
The Magic of Christmas SAMANTHA JADE (26)
The Special Ones MISSY HIGGINS (28)
Nature PAUL KELLY (33)
Triple J’s Like A Version 14 VARIOUS ARTISTS (40)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Avalanche HELEN SHANAHAN
Dead Cities THE WOODLAND HUNTERS
Little Heartbreaker KAREN CRAIGIE
Once ABBY DOBSON
Blue Sky Mine WES CARR

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