Australian Music

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In Music
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    Rock N Roll

  • Televsion in Australian homes

    The emergence of television at home
  • First Indigenous Australian cover

    George Assang sang 'Heartbreak Hotel'
  • Earliest Rock'n'roll song

    Earliest Rock'n'roll song
    Earliest Rock'n'roll song, 'Rock'n'roll washboard' by the Schneider Sisters November 1956
  • Rock N Roll took off in Australia

    Rock N Roll took off in Australia
    RocknRoll took off during Bill Haley's January 1957 tour.
    Johnny O'Keefe sang the song left to him from Haley 'You Hit the Wrong Note Billy Goat'
  • 'The Wild One' by Johnny O'Keefe

    'The Wild One' by Johnny O'Keefe
  • Six O'CLock Rock show by Johnny O'Keefe

    Six O'CLock Rock show by Johnny O'Keefe
    Six O'Clock Rock TV show by Johnny O'Keefe starts and helps spread Rock N Roll
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    Protest and Peace

  • Launch of the Surf Music Boom

    Launch of the Surf Music Boom
    Sydney band Atlantics created a huge local hit 'Bombora'. Guitars, bass and drums emerged. The Beach Boys.
    1963 - Little Pattie 'He's my blonde headed stompie wompie real gone surfer boy'
  • The Beatles tour of Australia

    The Beatles tour of Australia
    The Beatles tour of June 1964 revolutionised the Australian music industry.
  • Australian bands become popular overseas

    Australian bands become popular overseas
    Easybeats, Normie Rowe and The Twilights moved to England and became international star bands
  • Sydney Rugby League Grand Final broadcasted

    Sydney Rugby League Grand Final. Channel 9 paid for the rights to the game.
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    1970s Disco and other

    New range of acts replaced the Beat boom veterans. Tully, Taman Shud and Levi SMith's Clefs reflected changes in society as drug use and alternative lifestyles mirrored overseas trends. Music was growing with the baby boomers generation. ABC launched a television show that brought young people back to music.
    The Boom period of australian film
  • In Melbourne Tonight

    In Melbourne Tonight
    Graham Kennedy hosts the TV show In Melbourne Tonight
  • Countdown on ABC

    Countdown on ABC
    The TV show countdown starts on ABC
  • Double J starts on AM Radio

    Double J starts on AM Radio
    Double J
    Committed to alternative musci and challenging the commercial monopoly on rock. they broadcasted banned songs.
  • VFL first game broadcasted

    VFL grand final between Collingwood and North Melbourne was first shown live in Melbourne
  • Montreal Olympic Games live broadcast

    Olympic Games from Montreal had its opening and closing ceremonies broadcast live
  • Triple J on FM Radio

    Triple J on FM Radio
    Double J becomes Triple J in 1980 when FM was opened. Hottest 100 became a staple Australian music.
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    Flash dance, footloose and punk

  • Los Angeles Games live broadcast in Australia

    Los Angeles Games were broadcast live into Australian homes
  • Crocodile Dundee

    Crocodile Dundee
    Crocodile Dundee
    Paul Hogan
    Internationally popular
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    Punk Rock

  • Bollywood and Australian Film Industry

    Bollywood and Australian Film Industry
    Bollywood works with Australia to produce popular Bollywood films
  • Triple J Unearthed

    Triple J Unearthed
    Triple J Unearthed devoted to playing unsigned Australian bands