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#63926
This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
I'm desperate to find footage of my actual performance of this when it made the top ten; it's been wiped and no longer exists - but for a nostalgic giggle

 
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#63937
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
It's a travesty what the BBC did with their pre-1977 TOTP archive. From 1971 all that exists is 14/1/71, 25/2/71, 1/7/71, 30/12/73 (all with mute links sadly) and 29/4/71, 17/6/71 & 27/12/71 - though, as black & white home recordings 2 shows from November & December of that year have been discovered in the late Bob Monkhouse's archive.
1972 fairs the worst, only 22/6/72 (not complete and discovered on a video in Scotland about 9 years ago), 16/11/72 & 28/12/72 survive.
New stuff is, amazingly, coming to light all the time though. The majority of 2 July 1967 shows (including Pink Floyd, The Turtles & Dave Davies) were discovered in some rock stars collection (Ray Davies, I believe), most of 7/11/74 was found in Dick Emery's tape collection (and bear in mind he has been dead almost 28 years now!) & Lulu found a complete recording of a Fluff-hosted show from 6/3/69 (and all of her BBC1 1969 series too). A company called Kaleidoscope (based in Stourbridge) specialises in this kind of thing, and David Hamilton recently provided them with 3 or 4 "wiped" shows he hosted and recorded from 1976/77.
The TOTP database is collated here:
z6.invisionfree.com/popscene/index.php?act=idx
 
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#63939
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
The main missing JK performance I'm desperate to get is my Seagulls one (1967?)... never a hit but an interesting track (Scott Walker loved it)... black and white if anybody has it...
 
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#63942
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
That's from the Simon Dee-hosted 26/1/67 show, from which The Stones doing Let's Spend The Night Together survives (it was used as an insert on that years Boxing Day show, which happens to be the oldest surviving full show). That your August 65 performance of Everyone's Gone To The Moon survives with the intro from Jimmy Savile is a minor miracle, apparantly down to a BBC employee called Bob Pratt who squirelled away copies of most of the surviving music footage the bBC have of that era (most of the TOTP performances, Leonard Cohen on Julie Felix's show, 3 x Colour Me Pop, Hendrix on Lulu etc)
I'm unsure when the BBC started putting out TOTP on tape, as the first 2 or 3 years at least were always live transmissions. This recently came to light at the end of a recording of a current affairs programme, there was previously no footage of any pre-68 regular TOTP title sequence
 
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#63945
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Ah, I can correct you there Chris. In 1975 the BBC contacted all of those of us on the first London TOTP in 1965 to ask whether we'd mind our old footage being included in the 10th anniversary show. I was the only one who agreed (all the others didn't want viewers to be shown how they had aged). So the footage survives through the inclusion on that later show.
 
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#63947
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Ah, I have a copy of that very show - it still exists at the BBC, first broadcast 27/12/73. IIRC they seague your 1965 performance into a (then) current one... and despite Jimmy Savile waxing lyrical throughout the show about the "wonderful 10 year archive" EVEN THEN all the BBC had were "Bob Pratt footage" - orphan clips of various 60s performances, plus the Boxing Day 67 show, 15/2/68, 6/6/68, 27/2/69 & the "Pop Goes The Sixties" New Years Eve 69 special... and more stupidly even after realising perhaps there was "mileage" in this pop music malarky and they had very little in the archive then continued their policy of wiping shows for another 5 years!
Were those Summer 65 shows when they switched from Manchester to London?
 
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#63951
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Yes; Pops started in Manchester (perhaps it was the tenth anniversary of that they celebrated) - then came off air for some months; they geared up to start again in London (Johnny Stewart producing) and the highest new entry on the first London show was me! Which horrified them (a Cambridge undergrad??).
 
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#63967
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Line-ups cut & pasted from the Popscene forum

12-8-65: Presenters: Pete Murray & Jimmy Savile (Wiped)

(4) DAVE CLARK FIVE - Catch Us If You Can ®
(12) HORST JANKOWSKI - A Walk In The Black Forest
(10) MARCELLO MINERBI - Zorba’s Dance (danced to by the Go-Jo’s)
(12) MARIANNE FAITHFULL - Summer Nights ®
(27) SONNY & CHER - I Got You Babe *
(6) JONATHAN KING - Everyone’s Gone To The Moon *
(20) THE BYRDS - All I Really Want To Do *
(NEW) THE FOURMOST - Everything In The Garden
(18) THE KINKS - See My Friends ®
(19) THE SHADOWS - Don’t Make My Baby Blue *
(NEW) THE WALKER BROTHERS - Make It Easy On Yourself
(1) THE BEATLES - Help (crowd dancing)

* although this show is wiped, these performances still exist


27-12-73: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. (10 Years Of Pop Music)

THE KINKS - Top Of The Pops (video)
DAVE CLARK FIVE - Bits And Pieces (clip of TOTP 26-2-64)
BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS - Little Children (clip of TOTP 26-2-64)
THE SUPREMES - Baby Love (clip of TOTP 7-10-64)
CILLA BLACK - Anyone Who Had A Heart
THE BEATLES - I Feel Fine (film clip)
THE BACHELORS - I Believe
THE WHO - My Generation (footage from Shindig)
THE ROLLING STONES - Get Off My Cloud (clip of TOTP 4-11-65)
THE ROLLING STONES - The Last Time (clip of TOTP 4-3-65)
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (clip of TOTP 28-1-65)
SONNY & CHER- I Got You Babe (clip of TOTP 12-8-65)
JONATHAN KING - Everyone’s Gone To The Moon
SANDIE SHAW - Long Live Love
SCOTT McKENZIE - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) (video)
PROCOL HARUM - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (clip of TOTP 26-12-67)
THE TREMELOES- Silence Is Golden
BRENTON WOOD - Gimme Little Sign (clip of TOTP 15-2-68)
DAVE DEE, DOZY BEAKY MICK & TICH - Legend Of Xanadu (clip of TOTP 15-2-68)
AMEN CORNER - Bend Me, Shape Me (clip of TOTP 15-2-68)
JOE COCKER - With A Little Help From My Friends (film clip)
STATUS QUO- Pictures Of Matchstick Men (clip of TOTP 15-2-68)
ALAN PRICE SET - Don’t Stop The Carnival (clip of TOTP 15-2-68)
CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - Fire (clip of TOTP 18-7-68)
JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER & THE TRINITY - This Wheel’s On Fire (clip of TOTP 6-6-68)
THE MOVE - Fire Brigade (clip of TOTP 6-6-68)
MARMALADE - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da (clip of TOTP 31-12-69)
FREE - All Right Now (clip of TOTP 4-6-70)
THE JACKSON 5 - I Want You Back (danced to by Pan’s People) (clip of TOTP 12-2-70)
NORMAN GREENBAUM - Spirit In The Sky (danced to by Pan’s People)
THE ROLLING STONES - Brown Sugar (clip of TOTP 27-12-71)
ROD STEWART - Maggie May (clip of TOTP 27-12-71)
DAVID BOWIE - Starman (clip of TOTP 6-7-72)
WIZZARD - Ball Park Incident WATCH
WIZZARD - Angel Fingers (and credits)
 
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#63972
BR

Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Is the 73 show available on DVD ? Great line up ! the "Greats" of Pop Music basically.

In years to come it will be as good as having Bach and Handel recordings from their premieres !!!

Really interesting discussion - keep discussing.

Who were the producers in the 80s and 90s - I remember going out for a drink with the brother of one of them.....?
 
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#63973
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Well Michael Hurll took over in the 80s and he and Gordon Elsbury took me on for the regular US Chart rundown from NYC. Happy days. I appeared in the 90s (as the Queen handing vinyl discs to the DJ for my Various Artistes Brits dance medley when I produced The Brits). So the only decade not to use JK was the Noughties - and the show, Kingless, got cancelled.
 
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#63974
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
The 1973 show has never even been repeated, not once! It is at least there in existance, but the Beatles' footage is always a swine to license. I have it on dvd (pm?) but the picture quaility isn't amazing, though I have other shows from that era in superb condition. If you check out the Popscene forum linked in my above post you will be able to see the line-up of every TOTP, whether it still exists, plus discussions etc about the shows and artists etc..

In December 1969, the BBC got their heads together with German station ZDF, and produced Pop Goes The Sixties in the TOTP studios. This DOES exist in colour (due to ZDF not sharing the BBC's approach to archiving) and was a well-balanced celebration of the outgoing 60's. It has been repeated (on "BBC Arena" some years ago, and the Yesterday channel more recently) - but always in one edit or another, and always minus The Beatles

31-12-69: Presenters: Jimmy Savile & Elfi von Kalckreuth (Pop Go The Sixties)

THE WHO - I Can See For Miles
ADAM FAITH - What Do You Want
ADAM FAITH - Someone Else’s Baby
THE TREMELOES - Silence Is Golden
LULU - Boom Bang-A-Bang
KENNY BALL & HIS JAZZMEN - Midnight In Moscow
THE BACHELORS - Charmaine
SANDIE SHAW - (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me
SANDIE SHAW - Puppet On A String (German Version)
MARMALADE - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
ASCOT DANCERS with THE JOHNNY HARRIS ORCHESTRA - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
THE KINKS - Days
HORST JANKOWSKI - A Walk In The Black Forest (video)
THE HOLLIES - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
HELEN SHAPIRO - Walkin’ Back To Happiness
TOM JONES - Delilah (TOTP 29/2/68)
THE ROLLING STONES - Gimme Shelter
CILLA BLACK - Anyone Who Had A Heart (video)
THE SHADOWS - Apaché
CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS - Bachelor Boy
CLIFF RICHARD - Congratulations
THE BEATLES - I Feel Fine (video)
THE BEATLES - Help (video) (and credits)
 
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#63976
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
The three main producers were Johnnie Stewart (who's brainchild the show was, the format thought up by him and refined with the help of Jimmy Savile) who on & off produced the show through to 1975. Stanley Dorfman produced a few of the shows between 1969 & 1972 in Johnnie's absence, as did the ever-present Stan Appell (who was a production mainstay for the show up til 1994, and masterminded the disaterous 1991 revamp). The flamboyant Robin Nash was the main producer from late 73 thru til it went off-air in the summer of 1980 (musicians union strike), when the show returned in August 1980 Micheal Hurll was in charge, and brought the "excess-all-areas" cheer-leaders & balloons era 81-87 and brought in JK for those regular US Chart segments.
 
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#63977
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Also Mel Cornish whose daughter Emma married Guy Freeman.
 
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#63978
Re:This should make you giggle... 10 Years, 11 Months ago  
Yes, Mel was there circa 1970. Mostly wiped of course but the shows from 1970 I do have are fantastic (29.1.70, 5.2.70, 26.2.70 - all in black & white - & 15.10.70), mostly 45 minutes long and packed with all sorts of music, groovy incidental music during the dj links ("The Horse" by Cliff Nobles & "Look-A-Py-Py" by the Meters being two of the main ones used), lots of background colour & effects, between-song interviews & the iconic "cage" set that still looks pretty cool now to me. 1970 was also notable for having only 2 presenters alernating every week (Jimmy Savile & Tony Blackburn) throughout the year, with Fluff & Pete Murray having both left at Christmas 69.
JK is on the 29/1/70 show doing the mighty Let It All Hang Out, and that show is presently being "re-colourised" from the 16mm black & white recording it is preserved as.









 
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#208680
Steve Elliott

Re:This should make you giggle... 4 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I dont suppose YOU have any old 60s music shows stashed away????
 
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#208682
Green Man

Re:This should make you giggle... 4 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I will admit that TOTP did nothing in it's final years but it was an easy and entertaining way to keep with the trends in the UK. Luckily my partner keeps up with modern music but why does it all sound the same these days ? I have dusted down an old Gary Puckett compilation LP from the bottom of the stack. Amazing how a talented singer, band and Wrecking Crew were a brilliant formula.
 
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MCR

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MCR

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MCR

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MCR

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