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Howzat! Archive - August 6th 2018

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MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
The Bee Gees scored their first number one single in the US this week in 1971, with How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, topping the charts. And they scored their second US chart-topper this week in 1975 when Jive Talkin’ hit number one.

AC/DC’s Back In Black album hit number one in the UK this week in 1980.

Olivia Newton-John got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week in 1981.

Fourteen years ago this week, Missy Higgins scored her first number one when Scar entered the ARIA charts on top.

Eight years ago this week, The Dingoes released their first album in 31 years, Tracks.

Happy Birthday to Samantha Sang (who had a worldwide hit with Emotion in 1978, written by Barry and Robin Gibb), who is 67 on August 5; Angry Anderson is 71 on August 5; Vanessa Amorosi is 37 on August 8; and INXS drummer Jon Farriss is 57 on August 10.

And we remember pioneering Australian rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who died 45 years ago this week, on August 10, aged 41, after an asthma attack in New York. She wrote the world’s first rock encyclopedia, 1969’s Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia.

 

CHART WATCH
Dean Lewis closes in on top spot, moving from three to two.

Be Alright DEAN LEWIS (number two)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (three)
Healing Hands CONRAD SEWELL (10)
Fire/Reprisal PEKING DUK (14)
I Said Hi AMY SHARK (25)
Never Ever THE RUBENS FEATURING SARAH (30)
Just Friends HAYDEN JAMES FEATURING BOY MATTHEWS (36)

A Top 10 debut for Adam Harvey, while covers collections for Tim Campbell and The Screaming Jets land in the Top 20. And DJ/producer Golden Features (real name Tom Stell) arrives at 11.

Love Monster AMY SHARK (number five)
The Nashville Tapes ADAM HARVEY (nine, debut)
SECT GOLDEN FEATURES (11, debut)
Graffiti U KEITH URBAN (14)
Electrifying 80s: Stock Aitken Waterman TIM CAMPBELL (15, debut)
Gotcha Covered THE SCREAMING JETS (17, debut)
Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (20)
Under My Skin KIRSTY LEE AKERS (29, debut)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Patterns EILISH GILLIGAN
To The Bone ELLA HOOPER
Friends With Feelings ALICE SKYE
I’m Not Ready CATHERINE BRITT
Let’s Have A Smoke Outside PERRY KEYES

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