TOTP

6 July 1967, Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’. A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event […]

4 June 1977, The Jam’s debut single ‘In The City’ made No.40 on the UK singles chart. They went on to score 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. https://youtu.be/fXz7iOmNJ8E THE JAM – In The City (1977 UK […]

17 April 1955, born on this day, English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley from punk rock band Buzzcocks, who had the 1978 UK No.12 single ‘Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve’. They made their first appearance in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. Shelley also had a solo career: his […]

Happy birthday to Kiki Dee, (Pauline Matthews), born 6 March 1947, singer and actress who had the 1976 UK & US No.1 single Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Elton John. As a session singer she worked with Dusty Springfield and also became the first white British artist to be signed by Motown Records, releasing […]

27 Feb 1964, The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Not Fade Away’. https://youtu.be/X5Hg_wXXDGM The Rolling Stones Not Fade Away TOTP 1964 Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165955820840167

27 Feb 1964, The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Not Fade Away’. https://youtu.be/X5Hg_wXXDGM The Rolling Stones Not Fade Away TOTP 1964 Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165955820840167

16 Dec 2001, Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Stuart Adamson, lead singer of Big Country was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home. His body was found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu. The 43-year musician had fought a long battle against alcoholism. […]

3 Sept 1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released. https://youtu.be/en1uwIzI3SE Fire – The Crazy World Of […]

23 Aug 1969, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women’ the group’s fifth US No.1. The song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matao, Sao Paulo. https://youtu.be/1KyFrDY1hz8 […]

23 July 1969, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ the group’s eighth and last UK No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on holiday in Brazil and the Stones initially recorded the track as Country Honk in London in early March […]


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