Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 8 November 1974 until 19 July 1987.
Bright new pop program. (1974)
8 November 1974 (Australia)
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Aspect Ratio: 4:3
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Did You Know?
The concept behind 'Countdown' was developed between ABC executive producer of light entertainment Michael Shrimpton
, and former Kommotion director Rob Weekes
over lunch at the Botanical Hotel in South Yarra, Victoria. They needed a talent scout in touch with teen music - 'Go-Set' journalist Ian 'Molly' Meldrum
just happened to walk into the hotel looking to buy a bottle of Scotch, and the rest is history. See more
Featured in What a Year: 1980