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Howzat!

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

April 16th 2018

MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Skyhooks
played their first gig, at St Jude’s Church Hall in Carlton, this week in 1973.

Tina Arena’s Chains entered the UK charts this week in 1995. It peaked at number six.

Keith Urban scored his first number one album on the US pop charts this week in 2009, when his sixth studio album, Defying Gravity, topped the charts.

Melbourne radio station 3MP stopped broadcasting this week in 2010, replaced by a new talk station, 3MTR. Its last song was Sherbet’s Howzat, which was also its first song, in 1976.

Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know hit number one in the US this week in 2012 – the first Aussie chart-topper in the US since Savage Garden’s I Knew I Loved You in 2000.

Ian “Molly” Meldrum was inducted into the TV Week Logies Hall of Fame this week in 2012.

John and Jill Farnham celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on April 18. John met Jillian Billman, a dancer, when he was starring in the musical Charlie Girl.

Happy Birthday to Peter Garrett, who is 65 on April 16.

And we remember Men At Work’s Greg Ham, who died this week in 2012, aged 58; Chrissy Amphlett, who died of breast cancer this week in 2013; and Lobby Loyde, who died of lung cancer, aged 65, this week in 2007.

 

CHART WATCH
Delta Goodrem’s Think About You returns to the Top 40, entering the Top 20 for the first time.

Think About You DELTA GOODREM (number 19)
Go Bang PNAU (34)
We’re Going Home VANCE JOY (37)

Kylie beats God! In a much-hyped battle, Kylie’s new album has defeated the latest offering from the Hillsong Church. It’s Kylie’s fifth number one album – no Australian female artist has had more. Meanwhile, Alison Wonderland (real name: Alexandra Sholler) scores her second Top 10 album, while the Cosmic Psychos are celebrating their first Top 40 album with their 11th studio album, and Aunty Donna have the last laugh at number 30.

Golden KYLIE MINOGUE (number one, debut)
There Is More HILLSONG WORSHIP (two, debut)
Awake ALISON WONDERLAND (seven, debut)
Echoes In Blue CITY CALM DOWN (20, debut)
Nation Of Two VANCE JOY (24)
The Very Best INXS (28)
The Album AUNTY DONNA (30, debut)
I Hear A Song DAMI IM (34)
Loudmouth Soup COSMIC PSYCHOS (37, debut)
Go Farther In Lightness GANG OF YOUTHS (40)

 

HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Ride On MARK LANG
Northern Gaze P76
Missing Me ANGIE McMAHON
The Nothing EDUARDO MILLER
Footy Trip MICHAEL WAUGH

 

 

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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