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Shane Jacobson’s TV Debut in 1994

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Shane Jacobson’s TV Debut in 1994

This is Shane Jacobson’s 1994 TV debut, aged about 23. These excerpts are from an instructional video on rock’n’roll lighting for Ausmusic, a not-for-profit music industry company supported by the federal Labor government of the time. The community station Channel 31 in Melbourne regularly featured Ausmusic’s instructional videos, and Shane’s videos on lighting were his […]

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AC/DC Lane – Another Hidden Melbourne Gem

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AC/DC Lane – Another Hidden Melbourne Gem

The key members of AC/DC didn’t come from Melbourne, but they made this city the band’s launch pad to the world. Melbourne was the home of Countdown, the top-rating national TV music show of the mid to late 1970s. At the same time, the city’s pub circuit for rock bands was booming. Bands like AC/DC […]

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The Ghosts of Mobiltown

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The Ghosts of Mobiltown

Urban decay or rot has its own Wikipedia page because it is so common in parts of Europe and America. Melbourne has its own ghostly huddle of shops in Mobiltown, less than 10 kilometres from the CBD. The shops grew around the Mobiltown railway station, which was built in the 1950s to service the nearby […]

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