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Howzat! Archive - November 22nd 2017

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MILESTONES & MEMORIES
Michael Hutchence died 20 years ago today (November 22), aged 37.

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

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 –topped the US charts this week in 1981, the start of a 10-week reign.

Frente released their debut album, Marvin the Album, 25 years ago this week.Featuring Labour of Love, Ordinary Angels and Accidently Kelly Street, the album 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 21 years ago this week.

Guy Sebastian won the first series of Australian Idol 14 years ago this week.

The final episode of Hey Hey It’s Saturdaywent to air this week in 1999. The show was briefly resurrected in 2009 and 2010.

AC/DC’s catalogue became available on iTunes five years ago this week.

CHART WATCH
Just one Aussie single in ARIA’s Top 40, with Peking Duk at number 38.

Let You Down PEKING DUK featuring ICONA POP (number 38)

Sydney hip hop star Kerser scores his fourth Top 5 album, with his seventh album, Engraved In The Game, arriving at five. Cold Chisel’s eighth live album is their third live album to crack the Top 10. And their latest best-of returns to the Top 40 this week – six years after it was released. Meanwhile, Pnau score the highest-charting album of their career so far, with Changa landing at 11.

Engraved In The Game KERSER (number five, debut)
The Secret Daughter, Season Two JESSICA MAUBOY (eight)
The Live Tapes Vol 4: The Last Stand 2015 COLD CHISEL (nine, debut)
Changa PNAU (11, debut)
Conscious GUY SEBASTIAN (12)
Essential Oils MIDNIGHT OIL (16)
Life Is Fine PAUL KELLY (24)
The Very Best INXS (25)
Triple J’s Like A Version 13 VARIOUS (26)
Kick 30 INXS (38)
All For You – The Best Of COLD CHISEL (39)
The Secret Daughter JESSICA MAUBOY (40)

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Say It Isn’t So RON S. PENO & THE SUPERSTITIONS
Postcard From Bondi P76
Tide CATHERINE TRAICOS
Backpack ALEX LAHEY
The Pearly Gates Of The Landfill FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

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