‘Molly’ Meldrum & Countdown inducted into Hall Of Fame

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On November 26, 2014, ARIA will warmly welcome one of Australia’s greatest music legends into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

On the night ARIA will celebrate Molly as a successful critic, journalist, presenter and record producer. They will also honour Countdown, the show that launched four decades ago and broke down generation gaps around Australia as it became a family ritual to watch every Sunday night, endearing Molly to millions of viewers across the nation with his legendary interviews with some of the greatest music and pop culture icons the world has ever known, from David Bowie and Madonna to Michael Jackson and Prince Charles.


Forty years ago, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and his signature hat came to the attention of households across Australia when he was offered the chance to host a new music show called Countdown, a program created by Executive Producer Michael Shrimpton, producer/director Robbie Weekes, and record producer and music journalist Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. For thirteen years, this ABC TV program showcased the finest, the newest, the up‐and‐coming local and overseas recording artists. It became one of the most-loved and most-watched programs on Australian television, and turned Molly into one of the most iconic and trusted voices on music.

After having the honour of inducting Kylie Minogue, John Paul Young and Normie Rowe into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, it is Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum’s year to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. Molly will make history as the first non-recording artist to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

The ARIA’s will be held on November 26 at  The Star in Sydney and broadcast on channel 10.

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