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Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 18:41
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Posted By Robbie01
'Mary's Boy Child' was supposed to have sold...

'Mary's Boy Child' was supposed to have sold about 1.8m copies in total but it's actual over the counter sales are nowhere near. It's actual sales were 1.3m copies in late 1978 / early 1979. The...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 14:52
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Posted By Robbie01
I always found it quite a spooky co-incidence...

I always found it quite a spooky co-incidence that Bobby Farrell died on the same day (December 30) and in the same city (St Petersburg) as Rasputin!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-12-2014, 17:59
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I've just watched the 27/12/79 second Christmas...

I've just watched the 27/12/79 second Christmas edition of Top Of The Pops and I forgot that 'YMCA' was danced to by Legs & Co rather than the video by the Village People being shown. The ladies were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2014, 23:12
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Posted By Robbie01
Along with a best sellers list for 1979, the BMRB...

Along with a best sellers list for 1979, the BMRB also compiled a list of the top 100 best selling singles of the 1970s. I think Radio 1 may have counted down this list at some point over the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2014, 22:52
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Posted By Robbie01
It's time for my annual posting of the official...

It's time for my annual posting of the official best selling singles of the year. The following list was compiled back in 1979 by the British Market Research Bureau, the usual compiler of the charts...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2014, 22:35
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Posted By Robbie01
Tonight's was definitely the stronger - by far -...

Tonight's was definitely the stronger - by far - of the two Christmas editions from 1979.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2014, 22:33
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Posted By Robbie01
A good Christmas edition of Top Of The Pops. Very...

A good Christmas edition of Top Of The Pops. Very enjoyable! It highlighted the wonderful diversity of musical styles of some of the records that reached numbers 1 and 2 in 1979.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 19:40
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Posted By Robbie01
Who was it?

Who was it?
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2014, 19:46
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Posted By Robbie01
I assume that everyone knows that the Government...

I assume that everyone knows that the Government measure employment as being anyone in work for ONE hour or more per week.

Record employment levels, as much as being because the population is at an...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-12-2014, 00:21
Replies: 3,201
Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
Well spotted! Yup, it should be 11/12/82 and not...

Well spotted! Yup, it should be 11/12/82 and not 11/12/83.

The chart run of the album was amazing. In 1983, once the album had reached number 1 and had then fallen from the top, it never fell very...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-12-2014, 01:23
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Posted By Robbie01
Midge Ure co-wrote the song and the original...

Midge Ure co-wrote the song and the original version was produced by Phil Lynott and Kit Woolven. Midge Ure remixed the track for its release as a single.

Top Of The Pops producer Michael Hurll...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-12-2014, 11:01
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Posted By Robbie01
The third single from the McCartney II album was...

The third single from the McCartney II album was the excellent 'Temporary Secretary'. For some bizarre reason it was released as both a 12" only single and in a limited pressing of 15,000 copies....
Forum: Radio 15-12-2014, 01:50
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Views: 230,279
Posted By Robbie01
It never got a UK release as a single. It was a...

It never got a UK release as a single. It was a US hit, reaching number 28.

In fact the Bay City Rollers had some chart success in the US between 1975 and 1977. I can remember reading at the time...
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2014, 00:19
Replies: 73
Views: 1,400
Posted By Robbie01
A bit dull really, but my username at most boards...

A bit dull really, but my username at most boards I post at is Robbie and that username was already taken at DS. So I went for Robbie01, though for the first year or two I was here my username was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-12-2014, 22:14
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Posted By Robbie01
In the same chart that saw '(Just Like) Starting...

In the same chart that saw '(Just Like) Starting Over' drop from 10 to 21 - the chart unveiled on the same day as his death was being reported - the 'Double Fantasy' album was falling fast down the...
Forum: General Discussion 14-12-2014, 21:31
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Views: 1,111
Posted By Robbie01
In general I think it may have been Paula Wilcox...

In general I think it may have been Paula Wilcox from when she played the part of Chrissie in Man About The House. I was only 9 or 10 at the time.

In real life I think I was a bit of a late starter...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-12-2014, 21:01
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Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
Unfortunately there wasn't a TOTP 1970s review...

Unfortunately there wasn't a TOTP 1970s review show. There would have been a problem with compiling such a show in that a large amount of shows from the first half of the decade had been wiped and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-12-2014, 03:49
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Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
There were a couple of good new Christmas tracks...

There were a couple of good new Christmas tracks in the top 40 last December - 'Underneath The Tree' by Kelly Clarkson and 'One More Sleep' by Leona Lewis - the latter made the top 3 in Christmas...
Forum: Radio 14-12-2014, 00:58
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Views: 230,279
Posted By Robbie01
I've just listened to the 1983 part of POTP and...

I've just listened to the 1983 part of POTP and it's a corker. Quite excellent!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-12-2014, 05:25
Replies: 3,201
Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
There's nothing wrong with Annie's vocals, but...

There's nothing wrong with Annie's vocals, but the version on TOTP I heard made the music sound very compressed. It may just have been the iPlayer!

I've just listened to 'Food For Thought' by the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-12-2014, 01:55
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Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
I didn't get the chance to be able to comment on...

I didn't get the chance to be able to comment on TOTP on Thursday night so here's my thoughts on the last regular TOTP we'll see from 1979 (the year has gone over so soon!)

(23) DAVID BOWIE John...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-12-2014, 22:58
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Views: 183,648
Posted By Robbie01
'Live Your Life' by T.I. featuring Rihanna jumped...

'Live Your Life' by T.I. featuring Rihanna jumped 39 to 2 in November 2008. This is the joint biggest climb in the top 40 (along with 'So What' by Pink, which had jumped 38 to 1 just a month earlier).
Forum: Radio 08-12-2014, 21:30
Replies: 3,890
Views: 230,279
Posted By Robbie01
The Album charts did look awfully old fashioned...

The Album charts did look awfully old fashioned at the time. It was, however, the era of TV advertised Best Of and Greatest Hits double albums plus an assortment of Various Artist type albums.

The...
Forum: Radio 08-12-2014, 21:11
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Robbie01
Living in the north east there is hardly anything...

Living in the north east there is hardly anything I can pick up on AM here. Apart from R4, R5L, TalkSport, Absolute and Newcastle the rest of the band is pretty much dead these days. And there seems...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 21:04
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By Robbie01
The Government's new flagship benefit, Universal...

The Government's new flagship benefit, Universal Credit, deliberately has a payment lag built into it so far from the Government being encouraged to pay benefits quicker they are deliberately slowing...
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