A question: how many of the acts that charted in 1970 are Australian/NZ? I know all the Sparmac, Fable and Festival artists are Australian, the only other Aussie I can see is Ernie Sigley (just above /\ /\ /\). Can anyone see any others?
bangalore: Of the 413 singles that charted in 1970, 82 featured Australians. I'm not sure about New Zealanders. I don't keep track of Kiwis in my database.
Here's a list of Aussies that charted in 1970...
Alison Gros Allison Durbin Autumn Axiom Barry Crocker Barry Ion Bee Gees Blue Forest Bobby & Laurie Candy Apple Col Joye Daisy Clover Dave Allenby David Holmes Don Lane Doug Ashdown Doug Parkinson in Focus Drummond Erl Dalby Ernie Sigley Flake Fourth House Frankie Davidson Gene Pierson Gill Robert Greg Anderson Hans Poulsen Harry Young and Sabbath Inkase Inside Looking Out James Wright Jeff St. John Jeremy Jigsaw Jimmy Hannan John Torv John Williamson Johnny Farnham Johnny O'Keefe Kamahl Lee Conway Lionel Rose Liv Maessen Maple Lace Matt Flinders Mike Brady Normie Rowe Nova Express Pat Carroll Peter Plus Pyramid Robie Porter Robin Gibb Rolf Harris Ross D. Wylie Russell Morris Samael Lilith Ted Mulry The Carousels The Coachmen The Love Story The Master's Apprentices The Mixtures The Musick Express The Sect The Strangers The Valentines The Vibrants Toby Jug Town Criers Trevor Zoot
I'll be posting some unofficial year end Top 100s for 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 soon.
Here's an unofficial Top 100 of 1970 which has been compiled by Kevin Pollard and is primarily based on the Top 20 chart runs. He has given me permission to post this list and this is what he had to say about how it was calculated...
"These top 100s were based on a points system (20 points for #1, 19 points for #2) but also took into consideration weeks in the top 100 and David Kent's year end top 100 (from his book 'the Chart Chronicles'). I also compared top 100s from 1974-1979 to see how those charts were calculated. I'm fairly sure I've nailed them. Probably out by 2 or 3 chart places either way."
Let it Be
(They Long to Be) Close to You
In the Summertime
Spirit in the Sky
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
Lookin' Out My Back Door / Long as I Can See the Light