The ABC TV network has always fostered off-the-wall Oz shows and "The Gillies Report" was one from the 1984 to 1985 period. Comedian Max Gillies did great impersonations and in this track he tackles Bob Hawke and some of the world leaders of the time. Max hails from Melbourne and still performs at times. In his later years he has given comedy away to take on many straight roles.

Max is ably assisted on "Shout" by Phil Scott. The words to "Shout" were adapted by comedian John Clark and entertainer Phil Scott. Phil often works with another partner nowadays, Jonathan Biggins, who hails from Newcastle NSW - my wife went through school with his sister Felicity Biggins who amongst others, plays piano for the touring edition of "Playschool", another ABC show.

Many thanks Jimmy Barnes for this item.


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