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Journalist Jeff Jenkins' weekly column featuring Australian music news, interviews, a look at the charts and more. Updated every Sunday afternoon. 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

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October 1st 2023

Go-Set released the results of its first “Pop Poll” this week in 1966. Readers voted Normie Rowe Best Male Singer, Lynne Randell Best Female Singer, and The Easybeats Best Group.

Go-Set started a national Top 40 this week in 1966, compiled by Ed Nimmervoll. The first number one was The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby.

Olivia Newton-John scored her first number one single in the US this week in 1974 when I Honestly Love You – co-written by Peter Allen – topped the charts.

Norman Gunston’s Salute To Abba entered the Australian charts this week in 1976.

AC/DC’s first single with singer Brian Johnson, You Shook Me All Night Long, entered the Australian charts this week in 1980.

Corporation Lane in Melbourne was officially renamed ACDC Lane to honour AC/DC this week in 2004. Lord Mayor John So said: “As the song says, there is a highway to hell, but this is a laneway to heaven. Let us rock.”

Icehouse’s Man of Colours hit number one in Australia this week in 1987. The album would spend 11 weeks on top.

The Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue duet, Where The Wild Roses Grow, was released this week in 1995.

Midnight Oil wore “Sorry” suits when they performed at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics this week in 2000.

Midnight Oil did their final show, at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, a year ago this week.

This week in 2011, Triple J started a new digital station, Triple J Unearthed, to play unsigned and independent Australian artists.

Happy Birthday to Dave Faulkner who is 66 on October 2. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is 76 on October 5. And Brian Mannix is 62 on October 7.

And we remember “The Wild One” Johnny O’Keefe, who died of a heart attack, aged 43, this week in 1978.


Riptide rises from 24 to 20. And Troye Sivan’s new single lands at 31.

Riptide VANCE JOY (number 20)
Got Me Started TROYE SIVAN (31, debut)

Kylie scores her eighth number one album, with Tension arriving on top.

Tension KYLIE MINOGUE (number one, debut)
Cellophane HOLY HOLY (four, debut)
Godlike THY ART IS MURDER (31, debut)


Unravelling World NICK BARKER
Down On My Street PERRY KEYES


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

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