b Ian Meldrum, 29 January 1946, in ‘International Waters’. A likeable character who includes a visible in the Australian rock and roll sector. As compère from the long-running Australian tv program Countdown from 1974-87, Meldrum was able to impact and gain publicity for most up-and-coming rings, both regional and worldwide. With previous knowledge in tv music and mime programs, music journalism, administration and creation, he befriended many high-level music sector persons, and it is acknowledged as breaking Abba and Madonna in Australia. Because the display’s demise, he offers acted as advisor and did media work, aswell as supervising an offshoot of Countdown, known as Countdown Trend. His production from the Johnny Youthful song ‘The Genuine Thing’, sung by Russell Morris, guarantees his put in place Australian rock background.