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Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-06-2014, 21:46
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This is probably the worst mullering of a song by...

This is probably the worst mullering of a song by the Top of the Pops Orchestra that I've heard yet. Sometimes I wonder if the BBC had it in for disco, as it was the disco songs that seemed to be...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-06-2014, 21:21
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Posted By darren1090
The word you're looking for is syndrum. "Ring my...

The word you're looking for is syndrum. "Ring my bell" was arguably the syndrum's biggest hit in the UK (other bigger hits may have had far less syndrum) but it was by no means the only song.

Disco...
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 11-05-2014, 21:17
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Posted By darren1090
Wogan's knowledge of Eurovision was none,...

Wogan's knowledge of Eurovision was none, basically. He regularly made basic errors, like mixing up the Balkans and the Baltics; accusing Georgia of neighbourly voting for Bulgaria (who are several...
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 09-05-2014, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By darren1090
Ukraine 2004 may have come up in the odds just...

Ukraine 2004 may have come up in the odds just before the contest, but I got odds of 8/1 about a week before the contest, and thanks to my 5 stake I won 40! :D
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 09-05-2014, 10:12
Replies: 79
Views: 5,862
Posted By darren1090
The contest has been won by the final song 7...

The contest has been won by the final song 7 times, more than any other position. Admittedly none of these were in televoting days. I don't have stats with me, but from memory 1977, 1982, 1983 and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-05-2014, 00:09
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
Only one of the best, classiest disco singers of...

Only one of the best, classiest disco singers of the 1970s. A lady with a lot of style, and still singing now. It's unfortunate that her only Top 40 hit in the UK was a cover that was designed to get...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-05-2014, 23:58
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Posted By darren1090
And to counter an earlier opinion, the original...

And to counter an earlier opinion, the original is much better than the pointless 1985 remix. If it ain't broke...

I have Amii's debut LP, the best way of ensuring you get the right versions of the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-04-2014, 10:58
Replies: 8,265
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Posted By darren1090
Much of the Yewtreed DLT edition from 19/04/1979,...

Much of the Yewtreed DLT edition from 19/04/1979, which wasn't repeated on UK Gold, has turned up here:

http://vimeo.com/91749207
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2014, 21:49
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No, sadly. We get a Legs & Co version two weeks...

No, sadly. We get a Legs & Co version two weeks later (that we'll see next week due to the aforementioned 03/05/79 being Yewtreed). The song reached its peak a week later and then fell.

The video of...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2014, 21:43
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Posted By darren1090
The performances we saw tonight for both Amii...

The performances we saw tonight for both Amii Stewart and Boney M, were from "Disco in the snow", some kind of disco-themed seaside special style production that was filmed in Switzerland (hence the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 23:14
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Posted By darren1090
Before Sister Sledge's two Chic-produced albums,...

Before Sister Sledge's two Chic-produced albums, Sister Sledge worked with the late, great, Vincent Montana Jr. (founder of Salsoul Records and leader of M.F.S.B.) on the 1978 LP "A dance fantasy...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 21:42
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Posted By darren1090
In fact, she was 20....

In fact, she was 20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Sledge
On their 1993 Greatest Hits, which I have on Cassette, is "Mama never told me", which was recorded in 1973 - I assume Kathy was on this...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 21:35
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Posted By darren1090
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Baker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Baker
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 19:52
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Posted By darren1090
" Oh what, wow" is correct ;-)

" Oh what, wow" is correct ;-)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 19:51
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Posted By darren1090
Indeed. Here's Phil Fearon before Galaxy!

Indeed. Here's Phil Fearon before Galaxy!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 19:50
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Posted By darren1090
We only have Gloria and the play out after Sister...

We only have Gloria and the play out after Sister Sledge, me thinks Popscene could be wrong as it's only 7.50!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2014, 19:37
Replies: 8,265
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Posted By darren1090
I have "The Runner" on red 12" vinyl...

I have "The Runner" on red 12" vinyl :D
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-03-2014, 22:04
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
Hmm, Alan Barton was in Black Lace with Colin...

Hmm, Alan Barton was in Black Lace with Colin Routh, who the BBC clearly didn't do their homework on otherwise they would have removed this clip....
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 20-03-2014, 15:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By darren1090
One thing that helped Jessica in my opinion, was...

One thing that helped Jessica in my opinion, was that this was one of a few years in the early 2000s when the recap was presented in reverse order; i.e. "Come back" was the second-last song shown.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-03-2014, 13:04
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
On the subject of videos from other sources...

On the subject of videos from other sources around this time, last night I found a goldmine of performances on youtube from the Dutch programme "TopPop", which we have seen clips of on TOTP on more...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-03-2014, 00:17
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
Me too! Fortunately someone has posted it on...

Me too! Fortunately someone has posted it on YouTube in pretty good quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPN5H_pr9A
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-03-2014, 09:26
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
Actually, you're both right to a degree. Yes,...

Actually, you're both right to a degree.

Yes, singles sales are higher now than they were in 1979. The market actually peaked in 2013, and this year is about 13% down on 2013 so far.

The reason for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-03-2014, 20:24
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
I just realised, 1979 was the year that A Song...

I just realised, 1979 was the year that A Song For Europe wasn't televised due to a strike. So maybe it was the strike on the Thursday?

Edit:...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-03-2014, 19:36
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,494
Posted By darren1090
Herbie Hancock is great! Sure, he experimented...

Herbie Hancock is great! Sure, he experimented with an early vocoder...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-03-2014, 00:15
Replies: 8,265
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Posted By darren1090
"Gaz" was actually a project from Thor...

"Gaz" was actually a project from Thor Baldursson, a producer originally from Iceland, who was mostly based out of Munich, and worked with the likes of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte in Munich...
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