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(13th - 27th) 'Sadie' is No.1 on the charts
John appears on the cover of 'TV Times' with the same picture as the 'Sadie' album (rare collectable)

(12th - 17th) Dick Whittington plays at Melbourne's Festival Hall
(17th - 31st) 'Raindrops' is No.1 on the charts
(19th - 24th) Dick Whittington plays the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide

'Shake A Hand' is released

(4th) John performs at the Sydney Opera House for the Darwin Relief Concert
(7th) John is guest host on Countdown, where he meets Suzi Quatro

(12th) John and manager Darryl Sambell split

(New Year's Eve) John and Ross Fraser meet for the first time at Melbourne's Billboard nightclub
'Please Don't Ask Me' is released


(26th) 'Playing To Win' is released it reaches #60 on the Billboard Pop Charts in USA

(1st) John performs in the 'Celebration Of A Nation' to open Australia's bicentenary celebrations
(2nd) Jack's Back Tour: Hobart - King George Oval
(16th) James Farnham is born
(26th) John is named Australian Of The Year (1987) by Prime Minister Bob Hawke at Kirribilli House, Sydney.

John takes second place in the Adelaide Formula 1 Grand Prix celebrity race


Chain Reaction Tour:
(5th) Darwin - Ampitheatre
(12th) Napier, NZ. - Docks
(16th) Invercargill, NZ - Riverton Racecourse
(19th) Noosa Heads - Showgrounds
(25th) Launceston - Silverdome
(26th) Hobart - Derwent Entertainment Centre


John is nominated for an award at the Tamworth Country Music Awards for his duet with Smokey Dawson.
(26th) John is made an Officer in the Order Of Australia for his contribution to Australia (his work for charity and Ambassadorship internationally) and to the Australian Arts and Entertainment Industry.
John commented that OA should stand for 'Ordinary Australian'.

John sings his own rendition of our national anthem on the CD, Anthem - A Celebration Of Australia. Proceeds to the Smith Family Appeal


The Last Time Tour - Under The Big Top Performances:
(31st) Kalgoorlie - Cruickshank Sports Arena

(24th) Opening of the Star City Event Centre, Sydney
(25th) Opening of the Star City Event Centre, Sydney

(14th) Red Hot Summer Tour, Mannum SA
(21st & 22nd) Red Hot Summer Tour, Mornington, Vic
(28th) Ballarat, Vic

  Farnham Sambell Split
Australian Of The Year