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Cast your mind back to ….Livin’ in the 70’s by Skyhooks. That will set the mood for the Show “The Way We Were” in the late 70’s to be held at the old Pinocchio’s site, Globe Entertainment Complex. You constantly requested more since our last live show
"The Way We Were 1974" which was held at the Globe on the 24th June, 1999.

This once in lifetime event, which will never be repeated again, will be staged on Thursday 30th November 2000. After a lot of research, we have found a big list of past 70's bands and performers to choose from including:

Rock ‘N Roll Show, Rock Revival, The Elks, Brix, Everest, Billy Jack and the Cat, Boys, Swinging Blue Jeans, Jeff Brownrigg, DJ Steve Spinner, Peppercorns, Offspring, DJ Tony Serve, Grapevine, Coolmints, Bill Blaine, Penny Lane, Sacha, Dean Bros, Haystack, Wells, Patrick McMahon, Denver Group and many many more....

Executive Producer Roland Ott from Show World, has taken up the challenge again this year and completed negotiations with the following below listed Artists to appear at....“The Way We Were in the late 70s.

We invite you to click on the bands name and let us rattle your brain as we take you back with a full list of members names and band history.


DJ Steve Spinner  
Billy Jack and the Cat
The Rock 'N Roll Show  
Rock Revival
The Elks



Get out your flares and rock


Where were you in the late '70s?

This was when the Regal Theatre's John Thornton was swinging with JT and the Jazzmen; footballer Graham Moss left Essendon to be captain-coach of Claremont, and the films Jaws, Towering Inferno and Don's Party were hits.

You could have seen Elton John performed at the Perth Entertainment Centre if you could afford the $13.50 ticket; Dave Warner's Rock Revival took over Shenton Park Hotel; cigarette advertising was banned on radio and television, and for those who hadn't kicked the habit, a packet of smokes cost 89c.

If you were in Perth you would probably have hung around Pinocchio's - the "in" place to be.

And what better way to revive all those memories than through music.

Roland Ott has persuaded original members of Perth's legendary '70s bands to get together for a reunion gig - The Way We Were ... Late 70s, featuring the years 1976 to 1979.

The Globe Entertainment complex, on the site of old Pinocchio's, is set to wind back the clock.

The Elks, with their slogan "You can't get enough of that stuff", featuring singer-turned-actor Terry Serio will reform along with Billy Jack and the Cat, Brix, Rock 'n' Roll Show and Rock Revival.

Executive producer of Show World, Roland Ott, faced the challenge of tracking down band members. It needed all his powers of persuasion and encouragement he said he felt like a psychoanalyst.

Nerves about relearning chords, words and moves had to be soothed. Old hurts had to be patched up, the "I'll do it if so-and-so does it" had to be dealt with, backwards and forwards. But, said Roland, the greatest motivators were the children who all wanted to see their dads on stage.

"Our kids have never seen us perform," said a member of Rock Revival, "And we still fit into our leather jackets."

That band's antics included the lead singer being fired out of a canon on to the stage. The coffin used as a stage prop was found recently in someone's garage.

It's time to get out the flares, slap on the Brut 33 and step back in time.

POST Newspapers has four double passes to give away for The Way We Were... in the late 70s.

The reunion will be held at Globe Entertainment complex in Murray Street on Thursday, November 30, from 8pm til late.






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Wednesday, 18. July 2007 RO


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