A couple of weeks off after this episode; the postponed summer holiday happens in winter!
And now for something completely different; Brian Henderson’s Bandstand! This is an early-1962 episode described in the liner notes as a “Super Bandstand”. Festival released the soundtrack on an LP titled, “Brian Henderson’s Bandstand”. The sound quality on the LP is surprisingly good and includes Brian’s ‘chats’ with the artists between tracks. Some of this chatter is likely to bring a smile to your face. The “very special guest” for this episode was Johnny O’Keefe and the “star of the show” was Col Joye; a fascinating hierarchy! In my own chatter during the podcast, I try to unravel the intent of the fairly extensive liner notes (beyond selling records!). Besides Johnny and Col, eight other artists feature on the LP. Enjoy this rare piece of Australian music/television history!