Thanks to Gary H and Jez for bringing these videos to my attention here:
Mono is recommended for this one:
OK, I'm off to bed in a moment, but for you late owls, how about listing the "lost" routines in the videos? That would be very helpful!
The routine at 0:47 is Finders Keepers by Chairman Of The Board - How ironic! Obviously the custodian of this rare footage is all too aware of its value so I think it's best personally to reserve any approach until after the Sounds Of the 70s broadcasts that start April 16 on BBC4.
Amazing images. Apart from the Pan's People routines, I'm most excited by the Prelude and Albert Hammond performances. Still trying to find the dates these shows are from so this post is far from finished.
I think the second (extended) compilation starts and ends with clips from 10th January 1974. I hope you're paying close attention to the sets, Jez!
In order of appearance:
(1) Lulu - The Man Who Sold the World (10th January 1974?)
(2) Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Teenage Dream (7th February 1974)
(3) Alice Cooper - Teenage Lament (7th February 1974 again?)
(4) Chairmen of the Board - Finders Keepers (danced to by Pan's People) (6th July 1973)
(5) Albert Hammond - Free Electric Band (same show?)
(6) No idea what that is. Nazareth? (see 20) EDIT - Bad Bad Boy (20th July 1973?)
(7) Geordie - Electric Lady (17th August 1973?)
(8) New York City - I'm Doing Fine (danced to by Pan's People) (17th August 1973)
(9) Jimmy Savile and Kenny Everett on the 500th show (4th October 1973)
(10) David Cassidy - Daydreamer (same show?)
(11) The Who - 5.15 (4th October 1973)
(12) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back (5th September 1974)
(13) Cozy Powell's Hammer - Na Na Na (15th August 1974)
(14) Lena Zavaroni - Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (14th February 1974)
(15) Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme (danced to by Pan's People) (same show)
(16) The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (14th February 1974)
(17) Prelude - After the Goldrush (7th February 1974? Thinking of the Marc Bolan clip)
(18) Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock (March 1974?)
(19) The Osmonds - The Proud One (May 1975?)
(20) Nazareth - My White Bicycle (June 1975?)
(21) K.C. & The Sunshine Band - That's the Way I Like It (danced to by Pan's People) (21st August 1975)
(22) Cozy Powell - Dance with the Devil (featuring Pan's People) (17th January 1974?)
(23) Queen - Seven Seas of Rhye (21st February 1974)
(24) Olivia Newton-John - Long Live Love (28th March 1974)
(25) The Doobie Brothers - Listen to the Music (same show)
(26) 10cc - The Dean and I (Aug/Sep 1973?)
(27) Wizzard - Angel Fingers (September 1973)
(28) The Hollies - The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee (Oct 1973?)
(29) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Joybringer (20th September 1973)
(30) The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (same show, or is it the 4th October 1973 again?)
(31) Roger Daltrey - Thinking (released September 1973. Didn't Chart)
(32) The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (10th January 1974)
6. is Nazareth 'Bad Bad Boy' probably from 20/7/73.
21. K.C. & the Sunshine Band should say 'danced to by Pans People'.
24. Long Live Love - Olivia Newton -John is from 28/3/74 and this should be followed by 25. Listen to the music - Doobie Brothers playing out on the same show.
Just added those details. Thanks very much. Too long on one post again, as followers of the Lift Off threads will know!
Seven Seas of Rhye is only showing up as 21st February 1974 in my Google searches, yet the compilations have two different performances. I've been trying to find out more from Popscene but it seems you have to be a member to look at their Forum now.
According to Popscene they performed the song three times in 74: 21/2, 14/3 and 28/3.
I suspect it's from 28/3 as other material from that show has been posted, whereas there's nothing from 14/3 in the compilation.
Bill Haley is probably 28/3 as well.
Well done with those identifications, guys!
To correct a previous comment, Sounds of the 70s 2 starts at 10pm (30 min) on BBC2 April 16. In ten 'themed' parts apparently. The '2' empathises (I should imagine) different performances from the original Sounds of the 70s. Though I'm not holding my breath, I do hope we get to see something not shown since its original broadcast (ie Bowie's Jean Genie etc).
I think there's also a series on life in the 70s starting on BBC4, which I was going to mention to LMF, but I'm sure he's spotted it!
Yes Panfan,there is a series on the 1970s starting on April 16th,BBC2.It's by Dominic Sandbrook.The accupanying book is being serialized in the Mail this week.Today's piece is about teens and music.
Yes, Panfan, I did spot it and I am looking forward to it starting, love the 1970s BBC 2 Logo being used.
I have a few scans on recent (last ten years) newspaper articles on the 70s which I've still to put up, ad they had only passing mention of TOTP and the dancers, so maybe this series provides the occasion to get them up in the forum!
All they need is David Attenborough to describe the lives of 'Homo Septensis"!
Chris Perry from Kaleidoscope has commented on this 'compilation' on missing-episodes.com this morning. Please feel free to read before making any inquiries with webuda.com. Obviously rare archive loses its value once in the public domain so I can understand why this website is out to make a profit. I still feel optimistic however that there are other people (pro & amateur) out there with pre-archived TOTP who are still not aware of the fact it is 'missing' (John Henshall included) so it's the appeal that needs to be LOUD & audible to prevent these subsequent 'ransom' demands on lost archive.
Here's the link to Perry's comments.
Hi cornershop ,i thought you would be pleased when you saw the clip of prelude ,as i remember us once discussing this performance ,i would say that you have got most of the dates spot on ,but judging the totp scenery ,i would think the lulu clip of man who sold the world comes from 7/2/74 edition ,and na na na by cozy powell is from 20/9/74 totp ,and i think roger daltery only made one apperance singing thinking ,and that was as you say sept 73 ,the date was the 20th
"Ransom" seems a mite over the top.
Hi Suefan, Have you read Chris Perry's comments? If you think there is no catch then please feel free to make an offer.
In light of the interesting comments at missing episodes, I should probably at least remove the video with the rare tv archive link from public viewing at our YT account (still can be viewable here) lest anyone get the impression we are condoning/encouraging let alone associated with this enterprise.
Judging by the discussion at missing episodes, there's doubt on whether RTA is offering just copies or originals. I assumed it would be just copies.
I believe Kaleidoscope did make an offer which they didn't respond to. This guy 'John' appears to be aiming for a high bidder initially in the knowledge it'll soon filter into the public domain & therefore become cheaper to purchase. In retrospect it would be a sensible idea to remove it from your YT account as you already have it on this website. It's a bit of a shame the Kal offer was passed over but still great to view this compilation in the first place.
Yes I'll remove it from public viewing at YT tomorrow...
Help needed with a few songs and dates:
Top of the Pops Clips
1 - Jimmy Savile presenting a 1960s episode; 2 - Preview of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film (broadcast later that night), followed by presenters Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman (26th December 1967); 3 - Opening titles, Christmas Day 1969?; 4 - Bridge Over Troubled Water promo (shown several times between March-April 1970); 5 - Unknown music and dancers;
6 - Lulu singing either Hum a Song (18th June 1970) or You've Got to Believe in Love (31st December 1970); 7 - Clodagh Rodgers - Goodnight Midnight (25th December 1969); 8 - Crowd dancing to unfamiliar Reggae track; 9 - Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want (crowd dancing) (10th September 1970?*); 10 - End titles, Christmas Day 1969?; 11 - Girl in audience dancing to Pop tune, possibly the end of The Archies' Sugar Sugar (26th December 1969).
*This set is identical to the one for Pan's People's Make It with You routine a week earlier and also matches a photograph I have of Blue Mink rehearsing Our World, again for the 10th September broadcast.
I think the reggae track is Boris Gardner and the Dragonaires 'Elizabethan Reggae'.According to Popscene a clip of it exists from 19.02.70.
You're right. I don't know how I missed that. The Guinness Book of Hit Singles (and Wikipedia) point out that Boris Gardiner was mistakenly credited as Byron Lee, the record's producer, for the first few weeks:
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Elizabethan Reggae
Long before his greatest success, I Want to Wake up with You
No. 1 in 1986
A follow-up to the previous compilation, from the same period:
Another Collection of Top of the Pops Clips
Based on Popscene's information of surviving performances, I think I might have most of the transmission dates but have also considered repeats (e.g. Family's appearance shown again two weeks later).
1 Brief extract of opening titles (Christmas Day 1969); 2 - Jimmy Savile introducing an unknown act (maybe The Scaffold on the same show?); 3 - Bobby Bloom - Montego Bay (10th September 1970); 4 - The Tremeloes - Me and My Life* (3rd September 1970); 5 - Jimmy Savile and Pete Murray presenting the Christmas 1969 show.
6 - Sandie Shaw - By Tomorrow (not the 5th February 1970 version); 7 - Kenny Everett introducing an episode; 8 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears of a Clown (10th September 1970); 9 - ;Family - The Weaver's Answer (27th August 1970?) 10 - Dusty Springfield - How Can I Be Sure? (10th September 1970).
11 - Crowd dancing to unknown Reggae track; 12 - Jimmy Savile looks like he's presenting an award to a group here (probably 10th September 1970 again, going by the background); 13 - Blue Mink - Good Morning Freedom (12th March 1970?); 14 - Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not to Come (video) (20th August 1970?).
15 - Tony Blackburn dancing with the audience; 16 - Joe Dolan - You're a Good Looking Woman (12th March 1970); 17 - The Scaffold - Lily the Pink (Christmas Day, 1969); 18 (and 19?) - One or two excerpts of crowd dancing to unknown track(s).
*The Tremeloes preceded the classic Pan's People routine for Make It with You.
Oddly enough, I've just posted a still of The Tremeloes performing Me and My Life at the 1970 sets thread.
The unfamiliar music at the end of the last of those compilations made enough of an impression for me to recognise it when viewing this clip last night:
The Rattles - The Witch
TOTP, 15th October 1970
The lead singer is Edna Bejarno:
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