Here's Pink Floyd performing on Top of the Pops on 6/7/67:
Procol Harum on 6/7/67:
Dave Davies on 27/7/67:
Wow! that is amazing Claire.Thankyou for sharing it.It's 'Top Of The Pops' Thursday 6th July 1967.The entire show was 'wiped' by the BBC.Pink Floyd singing 'live' to 'See Emily Play' .I must admit Home Video Tape Recorders were not up to much in 1967 Lol.......If they can recover a P F 'lost' performance from 1967 than they could easily recover some of Pan's People's 'lost' performances on TOTP from 1968 - 1969 .
I couldn't believe my eyes when I found out this had been uploaded while visiting the Missing Episodes Forum. :)
It's a shame about the varying quality fo all these recordings - info about them in most cases and two clips in other cases, but still good to see and hear, and a nice bonus from Alan Freeman, himself. :)
It sounds like you believe there are Pan's People TOTP dance routines from 1968 and 1969 around somewhere. I'd like to think so, as even if it's only one from 1968 or 1969 or both years, this would be something.
Until then, there are hopefully more photos around. At present, the only ones I'm aware of are The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and the unidentified 1969 photo I posted a month ago.
The same guy (eddyshaw) has posted a 2nd TOTP clip featuring an alternative recording of Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale (sung live) which I must say is in much better condition than See Emily Play. This edition is obviously the same one that was rediscovered 3 years ago & later shown at the BFI.
Not wishing to embarrass Gary Brooker in any way, in case he visits this forum, is it true that Gary was stoned during the summer 1967 performance in question?
Certainly odd lyrics "I didn't know what was happenin'. 'Cause my mind is blown as cold".
I have the greatest respect for the guy who continues to bring melodic music into people's lives, one of the lucky groups to still perform today, but just couldn't help but notice the strange lyrics in this particular performance after he'd skipped over some lyrics.
It looks like there were 4 different performances of A Whiter Shade Of Pale, the latter the one the BBC have always kept from 26/12/67.
Slightly off-topic, but related, is Pandora's Box from 4/9/75 a repeat from 7/8/75?:
Someone on another forum asked this question at some point, I can't place which one, and I've also wondered the same thing myself:
Jimmy Savile's cue appears very close to the beginning of the song, which gives me the impression it's a repeat. Also, I've noticed that Gary's moustache keeps appearing, disappearing and reappearing between 6/7/67, 26/12/67 and 4/9/75. ;) Only kidding, Gary (Brooker) if you're viewing the forum. Clean shaven, with a moustache or a moustache and a beard, you look great however you present yourself.
Gary is still on form today. Here he is with Procol Harum in 2004 doing Pandora's Box:
Not sure when this is from, but here's another take of Pandora's Box:
And finally, A Whiter Shade Of Pale performed this year:
Yep - excellent .I agree Gary H. Gary Brooker changes some of the lyrics too!!.Also you can spot 'TOTP Girl' Samantha Juste left of Fluff Freeman right at the end.
Gary is one of the most talented songwriters and singers of all time.
Like Pink Floyd, it's a shame the quality is variable, but it's a fair bit more stable than See Emily Play, so if or hopefully when further restoration is made, A Whiter Shade Of Pale will probably become close to perfect.
Take a look at these :):
Costs of purchasing the software and paying the computer restorers could have an impact on how much restoration can be done, but if the prices lower over time, many damaged recordings, both video and sound could be restored to exactly or close to how they were originally broadcast.
Pink Floyd is trickier as there's a gap of about 30 seconds, which would have to be filled in some other way, but it looks like Capstan could correct the vision and sound of this, and no doubt all the 6/7 and 27/7 performances.
I don't know if Gary H can also sing ;), but joking aside, Procol Harum have made some brilliant music.
Ah, Samantha Juste. I knew I'd seen her before. :)
There are so few links with the Disc Spinners, it's nice to see this one with the lovely Alan Freeman.
I've also seen a photo of Samantha with Pete Murray, I think from 30/3/67, but I don't think anything exists from that, unless Purple Haze does.
That might be the edition the infamous mistake occurs where Pete is embarrassed when Jimi Hendrix is about to mime and a soundtrack of the Alan Price Set is broadcast! lol He said something like "I like the song, man, but I don't know the lyrics". :D
Thanks for posting the link Flight14. Being a huge Procol fan I can assure you that Gary Brooker didn't change the words, he just forgot them! Did Alan Freeman say it was their 5th week at No.1? This I find interesting as the guitarist & drummer were replaced soon after by Robin Trower & BJ Wilson (who appear on the widely known Boxing Day edition). I believe our 'friend' who posted the doctored 'Ghetto Child' video apparently left negative comments regarding the posting of this rare material which was supposedly exclusive to the BFI, but do I care? Hell, NO! I'm personally very pleased to see this stuff now & am quite happy to leave others to worry about copyright issues for another 50 years.
Do any of the other originals, besides Gary Brooker remain with the band?
Gary is the only person I recognise from the more recent footage, but I'm not sure if Robin and BJ are in those modern line-ups.
I wish all performances from 6/7/67 and 27/7/67 would be uploaded, as they'd all be fantastic to see, but to have two up, whether or not more are ever added by Eddy, is great news in itself. :)
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