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Before tinder and all the ole modern dating apps, there were match-making services (well, they still exist, just not used as much). Just after the gold-rush era of Melbourne, the first "vegas style" wedding registry opened along with a match-making service. Holts Matrimonial Agency was active from the late 1800s to 1925 in Melbourne. It wasn't all sunshine, love and rainbows though, the agency was often under fire for scandal.

Playlist for Mystifying Melbourne – 17 June 2022
  • Can't take my eyes off youFrankie Valli
  • Tuesday AfternoonA House in the trees
  • A man without loveEngelbert Humperdink
  • The Fire Of Love Marlon Williams
  • PrimaveraLudovico Einaudi
  • Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op 34: I. Allegro non troppoJohannes Brahms, Maurizio Pollini, Quartetto Italiano
  • Bewitched, Bothered and BewilderedDoris Day
  • Everybody Loves SomebodyDean Martin
  • This Is LoveThe Loved Ones
  • Wedding BellsCong Josie
  • Do You Realize?Flaming Lips
  • Lonesome TownRicky Nelson
  • Lovers never say goodbyeThe Flamingos
  • ForeverThe Little Dippers
  • Don't Know How To Keep Loving YouJulia Jacklin
  • I'm Not In LoveKelsey Lu
  • Love LostThe Goon Sax
  • Just The Two Of UsBill Withers/Grover Washington Jr

About this program

A penchant for the weird and mysterious? Spooky and unusual? Tune in to Mystifying Melbourne, a show dedicated to exploring the more quirky and oft-overlooked aspects of Melbourne/VIC.