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Howzat! Archive - December 20th 2017

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MILESTONES & MEMORIES
INXS’s comeback album, Switch, with singer J.D. Fortune, debuted and peaked at number 17 in the US this week in 2005. The album peaked at 18 in Australia.

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

Rose Tattoo guitarist Mick Cocks died of liver cancer, aged 54, this week in 2009. He was the fifth member of Rose Tattoo to die of cancer.

Happy Birthday to Ed Kuepper, who is 62 on December 20. Easybeats singer Stevie Wright would have been 70 on December 20, while Bee Gees twins, Maurice and Robin, would have been 68 on December 22.


CHART WATCH
Bang! Pnau jump 10 spots, from 31 to 21. But it’s the only homegrown hit in ARIA’s Top 40, with Peking Duk slipping four places to 41. Also sitting just outside the Top 40 is Sheppard’s Coming Home, which debuts at 43.

Go Bang PNAU (number 21)

No new Aussie entries in ARIA’s Top 40 albums this week, but John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Christmas collection returns to the Top 5. It’s one of four Australian Christmas albums in the Top 40.

Friends For Christmas JOHN FARNHAM & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (number four)
The Secret Daughter, Season Two JESSICA MAUBOY (eight)
Days Go By DARYL BRAITHWAITE (10)
Life Is Fine PAUL KELLY (12)
Everyday Is Christmas SIA (16)
Go Farther In Lightness GANG OF YOUTHS (19)
The Christmas Album HUMAN NATURE (25)
The Very Best INXS (26)
Triple J’s Like A Version 13 VARIOUS (27)
Conscious GUY SEBASTIAN (28)
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! THE WIGGLES (29)


HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell LO CARMEN
Little Demon RICK SPRINGFIELD
Safe As Houses COLONEL BONES
Entitled Generation TINY LITTLE HOUSES
Postcard From Bondi P76

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