Top of The Pops 1979

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A discussion thread for the BBC4 repeats of the 1979 editions of TOTP.

Theres some good stuff in 1979 - the disco phenomena just starting to tail off, wrinkly rockers, the start of the electro phenomena, and a fair smattering of well whats best described as odd stuff!

All TOTP fans should check out this site:

http://z6.invisionfree.com/popscene/index.php?showtopic=8918

for the years show listings.


For information - the BBC have dropped all Jimmy Saville & Dave Lee Travis episodes, so we lose about a quarter of the episodes (although a fair amount of performances from those shows are available on the 'net)


TOTP episodes

The shows do tend to move around a bit in the schedules, but atm are on early evening Thursdays, and in the early hours of Friday mornings and Sunday morning


The early evening version often has one act cut out to get the show to 30 minutes - the late night versions are normally shown in full.

Ooccasionally they have been edited where rights issues have been a problem - eg many of the Grease films have been edited out and Legs & Co dance performances to the song added instead.
 
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4/1/79

Highlights of the week here for me are Generation X (King Rocker) with a very young Billy Idol & Village People with the anthem YMCA :D

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11/1/79

A right mix here - including Sally Oldfield, Bonnie Tyler, The Shadows & Hot Chocolate!

My highlights - a last outing for Mankind & the Dr Who Theme & Driver 67 Car 67 which Id forgotten about until I saw the show!


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the mighty ..Judas Priest are on next week.. :-) :-) ... Air guitars at the ready...Right..?......Or is that just me being a bit sad.... :-( ......

Ps .. Where should I be looking to be able to do all these special animated smiles I see on here ? ..... .....
 

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18/1/79

Racey, Olivia Newton John & Dan Hartman make this another mixed up musical styles week.

Ian Drury & The Blockheads & Anne Murray stand out this week

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25/1/79 got skipped as it was a DLT show.

A shame as it had Dr Feelgood Milk & Alcohol & Judas Priest on it!

I found this one on the net last week & now I cant find it

EDIT - found it!

 
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Ps .. Where should I be looking to be able to do all these special animated smiles I see on here ? ..... .....

Click on the smiley face in the bar above the post whilst you are writing - its 8th from the right here.
 

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1/2/79

A great week - UFO Nazareth & Generation X :D

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8/2/79

Not so much on this week to take my fancy, although Elvis Costello Olivers Army is always worth a listen & we finally got to see Dr Feelgood Milk & Alcohol, and Judas Priest!


A YT episode will be edited into the post if one becomes available....
 
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There was a few I did not mind this week, and a few I can not recall ever hearing before, that's a great link A/S thanks,
 

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There was a few I did not mind this week, and a few I can not recall ever hearing before, that's a great link A/S thanks,
We have been really enjoying these, and it is surprising how many songs are unknown to us!
 

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He was cleared of 12/14 charges - he is on bail whilst it is decided if he will be tried again on the 2 charges where the jury could not make a decision.

This still means no DLT shows for the time being.
 
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Thanks A/S, i've just watched the full story, You have to feel for the people who are innocent, anyway this is not a place for a discussion, enough said from me.
 

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Apparently he sold one of his properties to cover the defence costs.
 

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Not much to shout about for me this week but a few I don't mind.

Brings back a few memories at the youth club.

I don't mind a bit of blondie ;)
 

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Ah, yes. The Youth Club.

Quick frame of Snooker then out the back for a surreptitious fumble :oops:
 

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Ive got about 3 weeks worth to catch up with - the sudden demise of our old Pace sky box caused some interruption to viewing.....

Plus theres a couple of dozen episodes ahem "acquired" from assorted online sources to work through as well....
 

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Ah, yes. The Youth Club.

Quick frame of Snooker then out the back for a surreptitious fumble :oops:


And now thanks to modern social media you can get in touch with those young ladies you fumbled with all those decades ago and see how badly the years have caught up with them :D :-ohmy
 

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15/2/79

Highlight for me this week has to be The Pretenders & Stop your Sobbing plus Lena Lovich - Lucky Number



LL - completely bonkers!
 
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