Television Appearances (1968 -1969)

1968

Date: Unknown – filmed 15th June, 1968 at the Bratislava Song Festival.
Program: Unknown.
Station: Unknown, Czeckoslovak TV.
Survival Status: Clips.

A Report From the Festival

“The Easybeats got a fine reception and opened with “Friday On My Mind” but some spoil sport had their amplification down at the mains switch. For the first number we got a virtual drum solo from Tony and a belting vocal from Stevie. This was remedied by the group who realised they were being done and turned up their amps for “Good Times.” With all the guitars a-go-go it was a first rate sound. The excellent Czechoslovakian orchestra was brought in to augment the group under the direction of Norrie Paramor and we got first class renditions of “What In The World,” “Hello How Are You” and “Sha La La” which Stevie managed to turn into a singalong. To their credit they seemed to please not only the young but also the adults who kept their places for once.” – New Musical Express,  22nd June, 1968.

Date: 27th August
Program:
Time For Blackburn.
Station: 
ITV, London, UK.
Survival Status: 
Unknown.
Host: Tony Blackburn.

Date:  11th August 
Program: Unknown (Broadcast of the 2nd Yugoslav International Song Festival [1968 Spilt Festival].
Station: Unknown, Yugoslavia (Croatia).
Survival Status: Unknown.

Date: 12th October
Program: Beat Club.
Station: ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Hello, How Are You”.

Date: 16th November
Program: Beat Club.
Station: ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Good Times”.

1969

Date: Unknown – filmed mid 1969.
Program: Was ist Beat? – Keine Musiksendung!
Station: ARD, Germany.
Survival Status: Survived.

The Easybeats featured in a segment (7:50 mins to 13:00 mins) on the German TV music program Was ist Beat? (What Is Beat?).  The clip was filmed during one of their shows on their final European Tour.

Date: September 1969.
Program: GTK.
Station: ABC-TV, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Survived.

Interview with the group during their Australian Tour at Caser’s Place Nightclub, Sydney.

Date: Unknown – filmed 26th October, 1969. 
Program: Unknown.
Station: CBN-8, Orange, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown – Presumed wiped.

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A colour photograph from The Easybeats appearance at CBN-8 studios. 26th October 1969. Photograph taken by Newsreader Stephen Fleay (special thanks).

Date: 2nd November
Program: The Easybeats Special.
Station: ATN-7, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown.

See the Television Specials page for more details.

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Television Appearances (1967)

1967

Date: 5th January 1967
Program: Top Of The Pops (Season 4: Episode 1)
Station: BBCTV, London, UK.
Survival Status: Unknown/Believed wiped.

Repeat Performance. Presenter: Pete Murray

Date: 10th February 
Program: Beat! Beat! Beat!
Station: Hessischer Rundfunk Network (Channel Three), West Germany.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “River Deep, Mountain High”, “Made My Bed, Gonna Lie In It”, “Lovin’ Machine/Batman/Lovin’ Machine (reprise)”, “Friday On My Mind”.

Also appearing on the show: The Hollies, Carol Friday, Paul Jones, The Thoughts.

Date: 5th March
ProgramTilt Magazine
Station: Unknown, France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FBCokg1q7s

Date: 10th/11th March 
Program: Unknown
Station: Unknown, France.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind”.

Date: 15th March 
Program: Twien
Station: Unknown, Holland.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind”.

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Date: 18th May 
Program: The Don Lane Show.
Station: TCN9, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown.

Date: July 
Program: Dim Dam Dom.
Station: ORTF, Paris, France.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind” and “Heaven and Hell”.

Date: 5th August 
Program: Upbeat.
Station: WEWS-TV, Clevland, Ohio, USA.
Survival Status: Unknown.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind” and “Heaven and Hell”.

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Also appearing on the show: Janis Ian, Stevie Wonder, Jon & Robin and the In Crowd, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and Gene Krupa.

Before the tour, the group video taped two performances for broadcast on the syndicated U.S. music program Upbeat. This would be the group’s only US TV appearance ever.

Introduced by host Don Webster as: “The Pride of Australia, singing their new hit single ‘Heaven’!” – the band lip-synced to the newly censored version of ‘Heaven and Hell’ and the current hit ‘Friday On My Mind’. The members of the group wore their matching black suits, except for Tony who wears a white t-shirt with a handkerchief. Stevie is so animated that the director gives up on close-ups and instead switches to long shots for the remainder of the performance.

Date: August 
Program: Unknown.
Station: Unknown, Philadelphia, USA.
Survival Status: Unknown.

An appearance on an unnamed program was mention by Mike Vaughan in a interview for Trouser Press Magazine in 1976.

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“Garbage television. A guy in Philadelphia who got dressed up in a witch’s outfit. Nothing like “Bandstand” or “Upbeat”…”. – Mike Vaughan.  Trouser Press. 1976.

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Since the band left the U.S.A before Halloween – the show Vaughan may be referring to is Disc-O-Teen which was hosted by “The Cool Ghoul” John Zacherle.  The show was broadcast on WNJU-TV out of the Channel 47 Studios
Newark, New Jersey.

Notice: The Cool Ghoul gives away a copy of the Friday On My Mind LP at 2:30.

Date4th September 1967
ProgramTilt Magazine
Station: Unknown, France

Date: 24th September 1967
Program: Music-hall de France
Station: ORTF, France
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind” and “Pretty Girl”.

Available on DVD through Ina Botique

http://boutique.ina.fr/video/CPF86613114/music-hall-de-france-a-provins.fr.html

Television Appearances (1966)

1966

Date: 13rd February
Program: Ten At Ten
Station: TEN-10, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: March or April
Program: Club Seventeen
Station: TVW-7, Perth, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 3rd March
Program: It’s All Happening
Station: ATN-7, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 9th March
Program: Saturday Date
Station: TCN-9, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “She’s So Fine”

The footage of this mimed performance has been used by Albert Productions as a promo video for “She’s So Fine”.

Released officially in Australia on the DVD set Bandstand Presents: The Easybeats Live In Australia.

Date: 14th March
Program: Go!! Show Special – The First Australian Nation Record Awards. Melbourne, Myer Music Bowl
Station: ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Program believed to be wiped.  Audio survived.

A live broadcast of the awards show.  All that survives from this show is the audio from the broadcast.  ‘She’s So Fine (live)’ recorded this date and released on Alberts Archives, Easy (as a bonus track) and Good Times: Celebrating 50 Years of Albert Productions.

Date: May
Program: Dance Party
Station: TVT6, Hobart, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 22nd May
Program: It’s All Happening
Station: ATN-7, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 19th June
Program: Bandstand
Station: TCN9, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Survived.  Released officially in Australia on the DVD set The Best of Bandstand Volume 3: 1965- 1965 and Bandstand Presents: The Easybeats Live In Australia. 

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The opening titles to Brian Henderson's Bandstand.  19th June, 1966.
The opening titles to Brian Henderson’s Bandstand. 19th June, 1966.

Date: 20th June
Program: Go!! Show
Station: ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Believed to be wiped.

Date: 26th June
Program:
Kommotion Weekend Special
Station: ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: Sunday 3rd July
Program: Action
Station: SAS-10 (Seven Network), Adelaide, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Hosted by “Big” Bob Francis.

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A screenshot from The Easybeats appearance on ACTION.

Date: 8th October
Program:
The Easybeats (also known unofficially as The Coca-Cola special)
Station: ATN7, Syndey, Australia.
Survival Status: Survived.  Currently unreleased officially.  The mimed performance of “Sorry” is used by Albert Productions as a promo video.
Songs performed: “Wedding Ring”, “I’ll Make You Happy”, “I Can See”, “We’re Doing Fine” (performed by Janice Slater), “Sorry”, “Easy As Can Be”, “Someday, Somewhere”, “In My Book”, “Raining In My Heart (performed by Tony Worsley), “Knocking On Wood” (performed by Tony Worsley), “Come And See Her”, “Come And See Her” (Coke Jingle Version), “Women”, “Too Much”, “If You Don’t Think” (performed by Janice Slater),  “Coke Jingle (Make Life Swing)”, “For My Woman”, “A Very Special Man”, “She’s So Fine”.

See the Television Specials page for more details.

Date: October
Program: Scene At 6.30
Station: Granada TV, Granada Television Centre’s Studio Four, Manchester, UK.
Survival Status: Unknown.

Date: November
Program: Ready, Steady, Go!
Station: ITV, Studio 5, Wembley, UK.
Survival Status: Unknown.

Date: 24th November 1966  (Season 3: Episode 45)
Program: Top Of The Pops
Station: BBCTV, London, UK.
Survival Status: Unknown/Believed wiped.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind”.

1st Appearance. Presenter: Simon Dee

Date: 8th December 1966 (Season 3: Episode 47)
Program: Top Of The Pops 
Station: BBCTV, London, UK.
Survival Status: Unknown/Believed wiped.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind”.

2nd Appearance. Presenter: Pete Murray

Date: 31st December
Program: Beat Club
Station: ARD, West Germany.
Survival Status: Survived.
Songs performed: “Friday On My Mind” and “Lovin’ Machine”.

Recorded: December 1966 in Marquee Club, London.

Television Appearances (1963 -1965)

Very few of The Easybeats television appearances have been released to the public (or survived).  Most footage that is circulating comes from their European TV performances.

1963

Month Unknown: Desmond Tester’s Channel 9 Pins. – TCN9, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

Stevie performed ‘Dream Lover’.  The first known Australian television appearance of a Easybeats member.

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Desmond Tester.  Host of Channel 9 Pins.

1965

Date: March or April
Program: Sing, Sing, Sing
Station: ATN-7, Sydney, Australia.
Survival Status: Unknown

The bands first know television appearance.  Photos of the group preforming on set were later used as the cover to their debut album Easy and on the She’s So Fine E.P.

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The cover art to the LP Easy (1965)

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Date: 19th April
Program: Go!! Show 
Station: ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Believed to be wiped.

Date: May 1965
Program:
Sing, Sing, Sing – ATN-7, Sydney
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 5th July
Program: Go!! Show – ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Believed to be wiped.

Date: 1st November
Program: Go!! Show
Station: ATV-0, Melbourne, Australia.
Survival Status: Believed to be wiped.

Date: 28th December
Program: On The Town
Station: TEN-10 – Sydney, Australia. Also broadcast on CTC-7 in Canberra.
Survival Status: Unknown

Date: 11th January
Program: On The Town
Station: TEN-10 – Sydney, Australia. Also broadcast on CTC-7 in Canberra.
Survival Status: Unknown