TOPICS: MC, ENTERTAINMENT, CELEBRITY Ian Meldrum is a legend in the history of Australian music. Dubbed “Molly”, this guru has put Australia on the world map with its recognition and appreciation of contemporary music.
TOPICS: MC, ENTERTAINMENT, CELEBRITY
Ian Meldrum is a legend in the history of Australian music. Dubbed “Molly”, this guru has put Australia on the world map with its recognition and appreciation of contemporary music.
Initially interested in a law degree, Ian found his interest with music and since the 1960s has been presenting the best and latest in music and information to Australian audiences.
His efforts have earned him a close friendship with most of the names in the music industry, and also a number of world exclusives – an interview with Madonna in 1987 for MTV – an interview with Michael Jackson for 60 minutes and the twenty-four program series “The Meldrum Tapes”, televised on the ABC in Australia and subsequently aired on MTV in the USA, Europe & Japan.
Ian’s interest can be tracked back to his school days, when he grew up in an era caught up in the phenomenon of the Beatles, and like so many of his generation was able to identify with their form of music.
He was responsible for the institution that was Countdown, for thirteen years it was the showcase for the finest from the music world, both locally and overseas, and for the nurturing of new talent. Countdown established itself almost immediately in 1974 as a world class program and was responsible for introducing the ABBA phenomenon to the world. By 1975 Countdown was world-renowned and any performer visiting the country would appear on the show. As well, local groups made their mark through this program,as such as ACDC, Skyhooks, John Paul Young and Sherbet. It was an exciting era.
Based in VIC – travels everywhere