A superb collection of music nostalgia covering the likes of Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Folk, Classic Australian Performances showcases some of the world's great talents as they captured the attention and affection of Australian audiences in the 1960s. Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia in 1960 for the celebrated television event The BP Super Show, hosted by musician and entertainer Horrie Dargie , at The Embers Nightclub in Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria. This rarely seen B&W television treat is considered to be one of the earliest audio-visual recordings of the 'First Lady of Song'. Backed by the Lou Levy Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald performs 14 memorable Jazz and Blues classics including: Give Me The Simple Life, Heart and Soul, Cheek To Cheek, Anything Goes, Mack The Knife, ‘s Wonderful and a medley of Blues hits featuring - Roll 'em Pete (Joe Williams' Blues), Blueberry Hill, Alright, Okay you Win, Volare, Fever and Georgia.
Respected chanteuse June Bronhill appeared on the popular Australian television event The BP Super Show in 1961. The one and only ‘Lady from Broken Hill’delivers a delightful set of songs including ‘Spring is Here’, ‘Songs My Mother Taught Me’ and the exquisite Aria from ‘La Traviata’.

Jill Perryman celebrated some of her triumphant stage achievements on theBP Supershow in 1966.Featuring numbers from Funny Girl, Can-Can, Hello Dolly and Pyjama Game. With lively choreography, Perryman issupported by the original Australian cast ofFunny Girl, including Bruce Barry, Tessa Mallos and Neville Burns.

In 1967 Bandstand captured one of the world's finest Folk music acts - PETER, PAUL & MARY playing to a capacity crowd, recorded at the Sydney Stadium. Intimate and engaging, PETER, PAUL & MARY perform 16 songs during a 90 minute set, including classics: ‘Blue’, '500 Miles’, ‘Jesus Met The Woman’, ‘Single Girl’, ‘Go Tell It On the Mountain’,‘There is a Ship’, ‘Puff ,The Magic Dragon’, as well as the Bob Dylan hits ‘The Times They Are a Changin’’ and ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’.

Extra Features

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  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jill Perryman
  • June Bronhill


  • Various
  • No. discs 3
  • Running time 201 min
  • Audio format 2.0 & Mono
  • Region -
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR & B&W
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3126
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles -
  • G

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