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Forum: Radio 13-09-2014, 23:58
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Posted By faversham saint
Yes - it was inexplicably left off...

Yes - it was inexplicably left off 'Changesonebowie' - his first "best of" compilation LP.

Bowie initially offered 'Drive-In Saturday' to Mott the Hoople who turned it down after famously scoring...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-09-2014, 22:50
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Posted By faversham saint
Some of the BBC videos produced for TOTP bore...

Some of the BBC videos produced for TOTP bore little relation to the subject matter of the song they were intended to promote - IIRC the 'Strange Kind Of Woman' promo was basically three minutes of...
Forum: Radio 10-09-2014, 21:29
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Posted By faversham saint
Ken Scott who produced 'Hunky Dory' (1971), 'The...

Ken Scott who produced 'Hunky Dory' (1971), 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' (1972) and 'Aladdin Sane' (1973) with David Bowie suggested on the BBC documentary 'David...
Forum: Radio 09-09-2014, 23:36
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Posted By faversham saint
The link below leads to a photograph of a later...

The link below leads to a photograph of a later incarnation of Curved Air (circa 1975-1976).

http://images.tunewiki.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ArtistArt/medium/a36c464fa0dd67fcbb39c2a8f0abee57.jpg

The...
Forum: Radio 04-09-2014, 19:29
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Posted By faversham saint
But he never released another five magnificent...

But he never released another five magnificent singles in a row as he did between June 1972 and June 1973 under the Ziggy persona.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-09-2014, 23:59
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Posted By faversham saint
In the early 1970s the BBC would often produce...

In the early 1970s the BBC would often produce their own in-house videos to promote records on TOTP for which there was no official promo and the artist was unavailable to perform the song in the...
Forum: Radio 31-08-2014, 23:59
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Views: 191,885
Posted By faversham saint
TBH until about twelve months ago I had wrongly...

TBH until about twelve months ago I had wrongly assumed since the seventies that Glen Buxton was responsible for the impeccably timed lead guitar work on 'My Stars'. :blush: As you probably know...
Forum: Radio 28-08-2014, 23:59
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Posted By faversham saint
I don't know if you were "lurking" on the TOTP...

I don't know if you were "lurking" on the TOTP 1978 thread last year but I alluded to Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter's contribution to 'Rock 'N' Roll Animal' and 'Lou Reed Live' in a reply to...
Forum: Radio 27-08-2014, 21:32
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Posted By faversham saint
I have never listened to a single album by Gary...

I have never listened to a single album by Gary Glitter, Alvin Stardust, Wizzard, Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Mud, The Rubettes (or T. Rex) in my life but I think Slade and Alice Cooper each recorded four...
Forum: Radio 17-08-2014, 23:50
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Posted By faversham saint
I believe all early Gary Glitter (GG) records...

I believe all early Gary Glitter (GG) records were created with just Glitter and Leander (who co-wrote and produced all of GG's eleven top ten hits in the 1970s) working alone together in the studio....
Forum: Radio 17-08-2014, 00:20
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Posted By faversham saint
It may be wrong but I remember reading somewhere...

It may be wrong but I remember reading somewhere that Paul Da Vinci was responsible for the falsetto parts on 'Sugar Baby Love' but Alan Williams sang the verses.

Incidentally Alan Williams and the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-08-2014, 23:16
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Posted By faversham saint
In 2012 a FM called Flying Tart claimed on the...

In 2012 a FM called Flying Tart claimed on the TOTP 1977 thread that his mum appears in the bottom left hand corner of the screen as Ed Stewart introduces this Pan's People routine and a contact in...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-08-2014, 19:53
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Posted By faversham saint
Further to my post in Part 1 about the short...

Further to my post in Part 1 about the short clips which 'Rare TV archive' recently posted on YouTube, a number of other rare snippets from early 70s TOTP shows have appeared on his channel over the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-08-2014, 23:58
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Views: 454,582
Posted By faversham saint
My mistake - the post should have read 'I Love...

My mistake - the post should have read 'I Love 1976'.
In 1972 I believe only 17% of households in the UK had access to colour television.

I seem to remember circa 1971 when I watched early colour...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-08-2014, 13:51
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Posted By faversham saint
I daresay as Roy Wood wrote 'California Man' he...

I daresay as Roy Wood wrote 'California Man' he felt it was his prerogative to be the primary singer.

There was a short-lived TV series shown early on Saturday evenings in mid 1972 called '2Gs and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-08-2014, 23:39
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Posted By faversham saint
IIRC in 'I Love 1972' it was claimed this was the...

IIRC in 'I Love 1972' it was claimed this was the year in which sales of colour televisions overtook sales of monochrome sets - although it doesn't necessarily follow that over 50 per cent of the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-07-2014, 23:34
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Posted By faversham saint
In August 1980 Michael Hurll also introduced the...

In August 1980 Michael Hurll also introduced the showstage with a large screen on the left which often portrayed the performer in black and white and in 1982 famously showed Jocky Wilson when Dexy's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-07-2014, 23:57
Replies: 8,265
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Posted By faversham saint
Perhaps as chemical says 'the [original] links...

Perhaps as chemical says 'the [original] links are mute in the master tape'.



Neither does the Rolling Stones celebrated performance of 'Brown Sugar' from 15 April 1971. Live versions of 'Bitch'...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-07-2014, 23:57
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Posted By faversham saint
I don't recall the artists performing on ground...

I don't recall the artists performing on ground level in the early 70s but they often performed on stage with selected audience members dancing on platforms positioned immediately behind the group...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-07-2014, 23:42
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Posted By faversham saint
BIB - of course Ian McLagan had been playing with...

BIB - of course Ian McLagan had been playing with Ronnie Wood in the Faces just 4 years earlier. As you probably know his ex-Small Faces bandmate Steve Marriott was Keith Richard's first choice to...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-07-2014, 15:00
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Posted By faversham saint
Talking of "slushy" Motown ballads from 1979, a...

Talking of "slushy" Motown ballads from 1979, a live rendition of the Billy Preston and Syreeta duet, 'With You I'm Born Again' was included on the BBC Four compilation 'Motown at the BBC' on Friday...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-07-2014, 23:57
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Posted By faversham saint
I thought it sounded like multi-tracked hand...

I thought it sounded like multi-tracked hand clap(s) possibly enhanced with an echo chamber. If so it was nothing new or pioneering - that particular sound effect had been a trade mark of Slade's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-07-2014, 19:37
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Posted By faversham saint
:confused: Lionel Ritchie circa 2014 looks 10...

:confused:

Lionel Ritchie circa 2014 looks 10 years younger than Lionel Ritchie circa 1979.



Secret Affair's other Top Forty hit - 'Let Your Heart Dance' (which peaked at No. 32) will be coming up...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-07-2014, 23:41
Replies: 8,265
Views: 454,582
Posted By faversham saint
I believe Joe Dolan's version was released in...

I believe Joe Dolan's version was released in 1974, although Chuck Berry had written and recorded a different song with a similar title in 1958 which could possibly explain the 'retro-rock'...
Forum: Radio 23-07-2014, 21:26
Replies: 3,254
Views: 191,885
Posted By faversham saint
Some people think it's "cheesy" but IMO the video...

Some people think it's "cheesy" but IMO the video the Stones made in January 1984 with Julien Temple to promote 'She Was Hot' was possibly the most spectacular, fast-moving and entertaining of the...
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