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Howzat! Archive - October 22nd 2018

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MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Fifty-nine years ago this week, Johnny O’Keefe flew to the US for his first American tour. Calling himself “Australia’s first teenage ambassador”, J O’K said: “Australia has a great lot of talent – we have artists as good as the best Americans. All we need to do is show them.”

This week in 1984, Skyhooks re-formed to play a one-off show at Melbourne’s Olympic Park, to celebrate 10 years of 3XY’s Rocktober as well as the 10th anniversary of Living In The 70’s.

Fifteen years ago this week, Delta Goodrem won seven ARIA Awards – the most by a woman in one night.

Also 15 years ago this week, John Farnham was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Thirteen years ago this week, Missy Higgins won five ARIA Awards, including Album of the Year for The Sound of White.

Jimmy Barnes was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this week in 2005.

The book 100 Best Australian Albumswas published this week in 2010. Written by John O’Donnell, Toby Creswell and Craig Mathieson, it placed Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust at number one.

The Loved Ones were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this week in 2010.

Happy Birthday to Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies, who is 39 on October 24; Helen Reddy is 77 on October 25; Keith Urban is 51, and Guy Sebastian is 37, on October 26; and Kevin Borich is 70 on October 27.

And we remember Rowland S. Howard, who would have turned 59 on October 24. He died in 2009.

 

CHART WATCH
Country star Morgan Evans scores his first Top 40 hit, as his second album has a Top 5 debut.

Be Alright DEAN LEWIS (number four)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (14)
Waiting KIAN (29)
Fire/Reprisal PEKING DUK (31)
Healing Hands CONRAD SEWELL (33)
Day Drunk MORGAN EVANS (37)

It took Paul Kelly 23 studio albums to score his first number one; now he’s scored two number albums in two years, with Nature landing on top. It’s the 10th Aussie album to top the charts this year.
 
Nature PAUL KELLY (number one, debut)
Anon HANDS LIKE HOUSES (four, debut)
Things That We Drink To MORGAN EVANS (five, debut)
Internationalist POWDERFINGER (eight)
All For You: The Best Of COLD CHISEL (13)
Love Monster AMY SHARK (22)
Home THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO (26)
Nation of Two VANCE JOY (31)
Working Class Boy – The Soundtracks JIMMY BARNES (38)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
What’s The Deal With David? OH PEP!
Sydney JACK HOWARD
Sad ALYCE PLATT
Molly Meldrum’s Eyes FAMILY FOLD
Silvio THE BLACK SORROWS

 

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