Ray Newell became the second producer/director in 1965. The show was enhanced by the bevy of international
stars who were now coming to Australia. Hendo's eagle eye for talent, such as Robyn Alvarez and Janice Slater, kept up the new faces introduced to the Bandstand audience.
Then in 1969 the new team comprising producer/director Brian C. Morelli seated, and left to right Choreographer Brian Coughran, P.A.
Lindy Hemery, Assoc. Producer Valma Saille and designer Ken Ungley took the reins.
We also introduced the Bandstand Awards in 1970 voted on by all the networks that took the program. The only Award the show offered was the Brian Henderson Special Award for Outstanding Performance. The Awards show was
repeated in 1971.
Through all of the Bandstand development years the perrenial script writer of Bandstand was John O'Grady Jnr. seen below with the multi-talented Jackie Weaver a Bandstand performer. John contributed many worthy production
ideas and program themes. He spoke to more stars than anybody else on the program so it is probably most fitting for the last words to be about the writer.