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Journalist Jeff Jenkins' weekly column featuring Australian music news, interviews, a look at the charts and more. Updated every Sunday night around 10pm. Click here for the archive page.

Jeff is a semi-regular guest on The Australian Mood with Neil Rogers, 8-10pm Thursdays on 3RRR in Melbourne
and Evenings with Lindy Burns 7-10pm weeknights on ABC 774 Melbourne

Contacting Jeff: If you need to contact Jeff Jenkins you can email me (Lee-Roy) at
rock_gods2000@yahoo.com.au
and I'll forward the email onto Jeff

May 14th 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be advised that this week's article contains
the name of an indigenous person who is deceased

MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
INXS made their US chart debut 35 years ago this week when The One Thing entered the charts.

Also 35 years ago this week, Redgum’s I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green) hit number one in Australia. Singer John Schumann turns 65 on May 18.

Frente’s debut album, Marvin The Album, entered the US charts this week in 1994. It peaked at number 75.

Five years ago this week, The Seekers 50th Anniversary Tour was postponed when singer Judith Durham suffered a brain haemorrhage after a Melbourne show.

Happy Birthday to Casey Donovan, who is 30 on May 13; LRB’s Graeham Goble is 71 on May 15; Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie is 62 on May 18; Richard Clapton is 67 on May 18; James Reyne is 61 on May 19; and AC/DC’s Phil Rudd is 64 on May 19. And the late-great Lobby Loyde would have been 77 on May 18.

And we remember legendary Melbourne DJ Stan “The Man” Rofe, who died of cancer, aged 69, 15 years ago this week, and Crowded House and Deadstar drummer Peter Jones, who died of brain cancer, aged 49, six years ago this week.

 

CHART WATCH
5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood leaps from 24 to nine, to become just the second Australian single to reach the Top 10 this year. Amy Shark’s I Said Hi jumps 15 spots to 13, while Troye Sivan’s new single arrives at 34.

Youngblood 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER (number nine)
I Said Hi AMY SHARK (13)
Bloom TROYE SIVAN (34, debut)

 

Parkway Drive score their second number one album in a row. It’s the fourth Aussie album to top the charts this year. And Sydney’s Middle Kids have a Top 10 debut with their debut album.

Reverence PARKWAY DRIVE (number one, debut)
Graffiti U KEITH URBAN (four)
Solastalgia MISSY HIGGINS (six)
Djarimirri GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU (nine)
Lost Friends MIDDLE KIDS (10, debut)
Campfire KASEY CHAMBERS & THE FIRESIDE DISCIPLES (11)
Nation Of Two VANCE JOY (19)
Golden KYLIE MINOGUE (21)
A Laughing Death In Meatspace TROPICAL FUCK STORM (25, debut)
There Is More HILLSONG WORSHIP (29)
For Now DMA’S (33)
I Hear A Song DAMI IM (35)
Best Of My Love SAMANTHA JADE (39)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Crying In The Car Wash FAMILY FOLD
Ride On MARK LANG
Everything JETHRO PICKETT
Music Machine GABRIELLA COHEN
Bend Not Break
NICK BARKER & THE REPTILES

 

 

 

Contacting Jeff: If you need to contact Jeff Jenkins you can email me (Lee-Roy) at
rock_gods2000@yahoo.com.au
and I'll forward the email onto Jeff

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