Ian 'Molly' Meldrum i(6 works by)
Born: Established: 1943 Orbost, Orbost - Cann River area, East Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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'Ian 'Molly' Meldrum was born in 1943. Described as 'the single most important person in the Australian pop industry for 40 years', he is best known as the host, talent co-ordinator, on-air interviewer and music news presenter on Countdown from 1974-1987. He has also worked as music critic, journalist, musical entrepreneur and record producer. He hosted the Australian leg of Live Aid in July 1985 and was subsequently made a Member of the Order of Australia. Molly lives in Richmond, Victoria. He is passionate supporter of both the St Kilda Football Club and The Melbourne Storm NRL team.' (Source: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781760112059 )

Awards for Works

The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story 2014 single work autobiography

'In 1974 Ian 'Molly' Meldrum was working as a record producer and music journalist when he was offered the chance to host a new music show called Countdown. It was a show that would run for the next thirteen years and become one of the most-loved and most-watched programs on Australian television. It also turned Molly into a national institution (or 'mental institution' as one of his friends put it). During that period he not only became the most influential voice in Australian music, he endeared himself to millions of viewers with a uniquely unpolished interviewing style and a tangible on-screen passion. For better or worse, whether interviewing Prince Charles or Sid Vicious, Molly was always Molly. Along the way he talked, partied, argued, exchanged blows and became firm friends with a rollcall of the world's greatest musical names. Filled with outrageous anecdotes, an incredible cast of musos, deadbeats, transvestites and international superstars, The Never Ever Ending Story is Molly's hilarious, vivid, warm and always compelling memoir of these incredible years.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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