Trivial pursuits

the resurgence of music quiz programs on Australian television

Elizabeth Giuffre

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The article discusses the factors which triggered the success of the music television programs "Spicks and Specks" and "Rockwiz" in Australia. It states that the broadcasting success of the shows can be traced on the first Australian music program, "Name That Tune" from 1956 to 1957. It highlights some reasons of the audience's warm response on the programs including centralised presentation of music, the exploration of music for artistic value and the promotion of emerging talents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalMetro magazine
Issue number166
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Australian television
  • music

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