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TVW Reunion Photos courtesy of Gordon McColl

Posted by ken On October - 22 - 2009

Gordon McColl was one of a number who were actively capturing the wonderful moments at the TVW reunion, held at the Channel Seven studios, Tuart Hill, on Sunday October 18th, 2009.

One such moment occurred when three members of the 1960’s Channel Seven Dancers joined Jeff Phillips on the stage, no doubt at the prompting of Johnny Young, to Go Go dance in the style reminiscent of those glorious days.

Past cast members were thoroughly enjoying themselves, yet It was also a poignant reminder of the halcyon days of Club 7 Teen as hosts, crew, producers and directors of this long running teenage music show assembled once again where it all started.


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Gai MacLennan (nee Spillman), Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) and Jan Boyd (nee Ladner) of the Channel Seven Dancers with Johnny Young and Jeff Phillips (band members were John Eddy … “Slats ” Jimmy Cooke and Cliff Toll)


This moment captured the whole 1960’s era of Club 7 Teen for in the large audience was Max Bostock, who produced and directed the Gary Carvolth period of the show. The photo was taken by Gordon McColl who directed the Johnny Young era and the day was stage managed by Keith Mackenzie, who directed Jeff Phillips. Max Bostock, in his capacity of Production Manager, was executive producer of all shows.

Gary Carvolth was master of ceremonies on the day and Johnny Young, was musical host for the reunion with his band The Strangers. Jeff Phillips, who sang on the day, became Club 7 Teen host when John moved to Melbourne.

Robbie Snowden also appeared on the stage to sing a few numbers.


Jan Boyd sent the reunion planners the following message…

What a fabulous day last Sunday, it was amazing seeing old photos, and walking around studios that we had spent so much time in during the days when we were so privileged to be a part of television. Meeting up with so many people and talking about the good old days at the studios of Channel 7, was just wonderful. For a few hours we stepped back in time and relived those precious memories from our past. So at home were we that we girls even got up and danced to Johnny Young’s group. At first we were a little worried that we may run out of puff, but we knew that we probably wouldn’t ever get the chance again and just went for it. So glad we did…it was tremendous, we are still up in the clouds.
Thankyou everyone, for giving us the chance to walk down memory lane with old friends who are so dear to us.


Jan Boyd (nee Ladner) – Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) – Gai MacLennan (nee Spillman)


GORDON MCCOLL’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION





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