November 19, 2018
Is this Angus or Malcolm Young of AC-DC fame in this advert? Where's Bon Scott? TAA Boeing 727-076 TV Commercial 1972. Apparently the chap in the TAA commercial is
John Farnham (Johnny Farnham, as he was known back then). His website is here:
He had a huge hit in the late '60s with a song called 'Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)'.
He was dubbed 'King Of Pop' for years.
He's a bit of an icon in Oz these days.
Though not that well known overseas, he did front the Little River Band for a while.
Back then Qantas only flew international routes, while TAA (the government airline)
was in competition with Ansett Airlines on domestic routes.
BTW AC/DC started putting their act together in 1973 in the Melbourne suburb of Balwyn!
Cheers and happy flying videos, from Mark Jones, Warilla, NSW, Australia.