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So I’m in a slightly nostalgic mood and thought I’d revisit Flashback Fridays but with a difference to how I used to do them.  I’ll give you my top 5 of a form of media that has played a huge part in my past.  It might be music, movies, tv shows, books etc.   Today’s is Australian hits of the 70’s.  I’m starting  with Aussie music, because we had some brilliant artists and we don’t always talk about how fantastic they were (are).

I’m such a 70’s tragic.  Born in 1961, my teens were played out in the 1970’s.  I wasn’t into heavy music, never have been and probably never will be.  I was more into pop, folk, ballads and country.  In Australia, we had a program called Countdown and every Sunday, we’d gather around the tv and watch music acts from around the world perform, or in many cases, mime badly to their hits.


Me (left) and my best friend Alys (right)

This is not an easy task as I could list so many songs. These are 5 that hold a very special place in my memories, but there are a million others I could have put in.  So in no particular order because I love them all…

Jon English – Hollywood 7  

John Paul Young – Yesterday’s Hero  

Hans Poulsen – Boom Sha La La Lo   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHIm2ivLCpc

Billy Thorpe – Somewhere over the Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1fA6JLjX8

Robin Jolley – Marshall’s Portable Music Machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uxkDXXGt80