2014 is a huge year for Molly Meldrum, not only is he celebrating FIFTY years in the entertainment industry, it’s also FORTY years since Countdown premiered on ABC TV! And after 35 years of writing notes and over 15 years working with co-author Jeff Jenkins, Molly has FINALLY finished his memoir The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story! Now Molly and Countdown are being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame – the first non-recording artist to be granted this honour!
With Molly on tour this week, two special ABC shows on Countdown next month, and with a weekend of TV programming coming up in December celebrating Molly’s 50 year anniversary featuring documentaries, interviews, Countdown retrospectives and more – Molly is going to be everywhere in coming months! Then next year we can look forward to a mini-series based on Molly’s Countdown years being screened on the 7 Network, based on the outrageous tales from his memoir, we can’t wait!
You can read an extract from his book, explaining how Molly went from brawling with the Sex Pistols in a London bar to a few days later doing THAT, um, (in)famous interview with Prince Charles. You can also read how Princess Di ‘popped round’ to visit his house, and hear more from the man himself in the interview with Radio National Breakfast below, and in the following video interviews with Melissa Doyle.
Molly Meldrum talks to Melissa Doyle
In a wide ranging interview with Melissa Doyle for Sunday Night, Molly Meldrum opened up about his 2011 fall and how it meant he had to relearn how to walk, as well as prompting him to finally write his long awaited (and much sought after) memoir The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story. Part 1: Part 2:
Help find Molly’s lost ring
Molly also revealed on Sunday Night how he’s lost the ring pictured on the cover of his book, and is offering a reward of one of his famous hats if it is returned.
Molly on the Morning Show
The legendary Australian music icon speaks to The Morning Show about his memoir, and explains how it has been 35 years in the making, as well as his alternative and preferred cover for the book!
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