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Howzat! Archive - November 29th 2017

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Moving PicturesWhat About Me entered the US charts 35 years ago this week. The song peaked at number 29.

Australian Crawl scored their first and only number one single, with Reckless (Don’t Be So) topping the charts 34 years ago this week.

AC/DC won their first ARIA Awards – Best Rock Album and Highest Selling Album for Black Ice – this week in 2009.

The Church fans were rocked four years ago this week when Steve Kilbey announced that Marty Willson-Piper was being replaced by former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug. “Marty is/was unavailable,” Steve said. “If you can’t dig it, I’m sorry. This is my f*cking band after all. The Church will ride on.”

Michael Hutchence’s funeral was held in Sydney 20 years ago this week.

Born To Try became Delta Goodrem’s first number one single in Australia 15 years ago this week.

Peter Garrett announced he was leaving Midnight Oil 15 years ago this week. “The last 25 years have been incredibly fulfilling for me,” he said, “and I leave with the greatest respect for the whole of Midnight Oil. The band has brought a lot of pleasure and meaning to people’s lives, including my own. Who could ask for any more? But it is time for me to move on and immerse myself in those things which are of deep concern to me and which I have been unable to fully apply myself to up to now.”

Prime Minister Julia Gillard inducted Kylie Minogue into the ARIA Hall of Fame six years ago this week.

Happy Birthday to Beeb Birtles (LRB, Zoot), who turned 69 on November 28, Don Walker (66 on November 29), Brian Cadd (71 on November 29), and Frank Ifield is 80 on November 30. Frank, who grew up in Australia, had four number one singles in the UK, including I Remember You. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Just one Aussie single in ARIA’s Top 40 – Peking Duk at 40.

Let You Down PEKING DUK featuring ICONA POP (number 40)

Sia’s Christmas album debuts at a seasonal seven, while John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John are back in the Top 10 with last year’s Christmas chart-topper. Meanwhile, Paul Kelly’s tour and TV specials sees Life Is Fine return to the Top 10, jumping from 24 to eight, and his best-of collection is back at 22. The Silverchair tribute, featuring The Amity Affliction, Northlane and Tonight Alive, arrives at 29. And the “collector’s edition” of Tame Impala’s Currents – with three B-sides and two remixes – sees the 2015 album return at 13. Surprisingly, the sad passing of Malcolm Young does not see any AC/DC albums in the Top 40, though their 1992 Live set returns to the chart at 47, and Back In Black is back at 58.

The Secret Daughter, Season Two JESSICA MAUBOY (number six)
Everyday Is Christmas SIA (seven, debut)
Life Is Fine PAUL KELLY (eight)
Friends For Christmas JOHN FARNHAM & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (10)
Currents TAME IMPALA (13)
Conscious GUY SEBASTIAN (20)
Essential Oils MIDNIGHT OIL (21)
Songs From The South Volume 1 & 2 PAUL KELLY (22)
The Very Best INXS (25)
Spawn (Again): A Tribute to Silverchair VARIOUS (29, debut)
My Tired Mind PIERCE BROTHERS (31, debut)
The Secret Daughter JESSICA MAUBOY (34)
Triple J’s Like A Version 13 VARIOUS (38)
Engraved In The Game KERSER (39)

Postcard From Bondi P76
The Pearly Gates Of The Landfill FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

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