Sutherland hosted Seven’s music video show Sounds -originally as Sounds Unlimited- from 1975 – 1987. The former 2UW DJ replaced producer Graeme Webb as host in March 1975.
Seen as the only long-running contender to Countdown, Sounds will mark 40 years since its debut next year. It was only the second show in Australia to be broadcast in colour.
Sutherland, who was later awarded an Order of Australia, has been an Australia Day ambassador for the last 15 years.