Issue Details: First known date: 1956... 1956 Tom Spencer, Private Collection
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Type of Media


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Content Summary

  • VHS tapes of several early Channel 7 television shows. Includes: segments of "Sydney Tonight", "The Ampol Show", "The Johnny O’Keefe Show", "Revue ‘61" and "Revue ‘62", 1956-1971
  • "Memories of 1956", video presented to Channel 7 former employees attending 50th anniversary reunion, 1996
  • Photographs of the Channel 7 Orchestra, led by Tommy Tycho; one also includes choir and ballet group performing, 1956-c1962
  • Article on Tom Spencer in "TV Week", 1959


Tom Spencer joined Channel 7 in Sydney from the time it began broadcasting in 1956 as a staff musician. He worked for the station as a drummer for 15 years, performing in many iconic early entertainment programs, and occasionally acting as well. In 1971 Tom Spencer moved on to live performance in Australia and overseas.


Tom Spencer, ATN7, music, orchestra, drummer, entertainment, Johnny O'Keefe, Tommy Tycho, "TV Week"

Contact Name

Mr Tom Spencer



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