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cream of the crate: cd review #37 – the pretty things: latest writs (the best of… greatest hits)

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #37 – The Pretty Things: Latest Writs (The...

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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

Surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

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A poster for the 1963 film Beach Party. Alta Vista Productions The first tune I ever wrote – a proper tune, with an intro, verses, choruses and a middle bit – was a surfing...
cream of the crate: cd review #36 – sly and the family stone: stand

Cream of The Crate: CD review #36 – Sly and the Family Stone: Stand

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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
listen to older voices: john michael [mick] pacholli – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: John Michael [Mick] Pacholli – Part 1

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 This is a Golden Moment Repeat program that we are re-presenting for those who may have missed it the first time. This is Part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the Life & Times of...
cream of the crate: cd review #35 – dave hole – the plumber

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #35 – Dave Hole – The Plumber

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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
what australia watched on tv on new year’s eve, 1959

What Australia watched on TV on New Year’s Eve, 1959

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Australian families have been sitting down in front of the TV on New Year’s Eve for over 60 years. Wikimedia Commons Broadcasting fireworks on TV was a ratings success for the ABC as 2018 turned...
happy birthday, mr bean! celebrating 30 years of a major comedy character

Happy birthday, Mr Bean! Celebrating 30 years of a major comedy character

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Rowan Atkinson’s character is as original as ever. ITV January 1 1990, Mr Bean debuted on ITV to an audience of 13.45 million. The brainchild of Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, the pilot episode...
hidden women of history: wauba debar, an indigenous swimmer from tasmania who saved her captors

Hidden women of history: Wauba Debar, an Indigenous swimmer from Tasmania who saved her...

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Though her brave acts were acknowledged after her death, Wauba Debar’s grave was later robbed in the name of “science”. Tirin/Wikimedia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and...
cream of the crate: cd review #32 – jefferson airplane: jefferson airplane

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #32 – Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane

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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
explainer: the history of jazz

Explainer: the history of jazz

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Jazz was the most influential musical movement of the 20th century. What’s its story? The Count Basie Orchestra. After more than 100 years of history, it’s clear the word “jazz” means many different things to...