What does the music of The Beatles mean to you? Do you remember Beatlemania in Australia? What is your favourite Beatles song?

We’ve been asking these questions of visitors to our current exhibition, The Beatles in Australia. It’s been wonderful to read through all the comments that have come flooding in. From people who attended the 1964 concerts to people weren’t born until decades later, it appears that Beatlemania is still alive and well in Melbourne today!

We’d love to hear about your experiences too – leave a comment here or head to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Facebook page to join in the conversation.




Where Are They Now?

The word is out. Young Talent Time is coming back to the small screen. Hosted by singer-songwriter Johnny Young, Young Talent Time was a much-loved family variety show on the Ten Network. The show ran from 1971 to 1988 following a simple but engaging formula. Each episode featured the Young Talent Team singing popular and classic hits interpsersed with contestants vying to win the Young Talent Time Quest. The show invariably closed with Johnny Young and the Young Talent Team seranding the audience with a lullaby-style version of the The Beatles, “All My Loving”.

Young Talent Time helped launch many careers including those of musical comedy stars Debra Byrne and Philip Gould, international pop sensations Tina Arena and Dannii Minogue and opera singer Danielle De Neise who was the youngest ever winner of the Talent Quest.

Even Kylie Monogue made an appearance on the show belting out a rockin’ version of  Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves with her sister Danii. Check out those 80s hairstyles!