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Howzat! Archive - November 19th 2018

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MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Michael Hutchence died, aged 37, 21 years ago this week.

Joe Dolce’s Shaddap You Face hit number one in Australia this week in 1980.

Olivia Newton-John’s Physical – co-written by Australian songwriter Steve Kipner – hit number one in the US this week in 1981, the start of a 10-week reign.

Frente released their debut album, Marvin the Album, this week in 1992. It peaked at number four and won an ARIA for Best Debut Album.

Crowded House did their “Farewell To The World” concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House this week in 1996.

The final episode of Hey Hey It’s Saturday went to air this week in 1999. The show was resurrected in 2009.

Fifteen years ago this week, Guy Sebastian was announced as the winner of the first series of Australian Idol.

INXS scored their first Top 40 hit without Michael Hutchence when Pretty Vegas entered the Australian charts at number nine this week in 2005.

AC/DC’s catalogue became available on iTunes this week in 2012.

Five years ago this week, Renée Geyer became the first woman to be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame.

Daddy Cool and Ed Nimmervoll were inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame this week in 2014.

Happy Birthday to the legendary Ross Wilson, who is 71 on November 18. The Church guitarist Peter Koppes is 63 on November 21.

 

CHART WATCH
Just three homegrown hits in the ARIA Top 40.

Be Alright DEAN LEWIS (number eight)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (19)
Waiting KIAN (29)

A Top 5 debut for Midnight Oil’s new live album. And Byron Bay surf-folkie Ziggy Alberts lands in the Top 10.
 
Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, Sydney MIDNIGHT OIL (number five, debut)
Laps Around The Sun ZIGGY ALBERTS (nine, debut)
Love Monster AMY SHARK (22)
Baby It’s Christmas DAVID CAMPBELL (25)
Rainbow Valley MATT CORBY (26)
Solace RUFUS DU SOL (29)
All For You: The Best Of COLD CHISEL (32)
Nature PAUL KELLY (34)
The Christmas Album HUMAN NATURE (37)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Avalanche HELEN SHANAHAN
Leave The Canyon SLOW FADES
Give Me Love ABBY DOBSON
Head Alone JULIA JACKLIN
Life In A Northern Town ZOOT

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