Tag Archives: Top Of The Pops

Sticky Fingers Spanis album cover 1971

31/5/16 – The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar – Top Of The Pops – 1971 / Live – 1972

Although Brown Sugar might be one of the most overplayed songs in Rock history, one never tires of Jagger’s antics. I saw the Stones live in Stockholm a couple of years ago and Jagger was amazing, it really felt like you were seeing the world’s greatest front man and I would have sworn he was […]

The Jean Genie single cover 1972

29/5/16 – David Bowie – The Jean Genie – Top Of The Pops Live – 1973 / The Jean Genie – Video Starring Cyrinda Foxe – 1972

Don’t worry, I’m not finished yet and thanks to some helpful suggestions, the tragedy of classic No.2 songs being held off the No.1 spot by unworthy chart toppers continues. The Jean Genie was released by David Bowie in November 1972 as the first single from the forthcoming album Aladdin Sane released in April 1973. The song […]

Fox Single Bed 7 inch 1976 Single Cover

1/4/16 – Fox – Only You Can – Top Of The Pops – 1975 / S-S-S-S Single Bed – Top Of The Pops – 1976

Whatever happened to Susan Traynor? It’s a question that despite investigation seems hard to answer, so let me rephrase it. Whatever happened to Noosha Fox? For those of you that listened to the Pop charts pre Punk you would be very familiar with a string of catchy singles sung by a strangely charismatic front person […]

Department S - colour pic

21/1/16 – Department S – Is Vic There? – Top Of The Pops – 1981

In an effort to gravitate towards the light-hearted, I thought that the Buffin and Overend Watts’ production of Is Vic There? – might introduce some much needed respite from the doom laden month gone by. Unfortunately, Department S had little success after their 1980 single reached No.22 in the UK charts in 1981. Between Demon, […]

Roxy Music

11/12/15 – Roxy Music – Virginia Plain – Top Of The Pops – 1972

The North East has spawned some of the greatest Rock stars England has ever produced. Hailing from Washington, Tyne and Weir, son of a miner, Bryan Ferry’s Roxy Music exploded onto the music scene in 1972 with this groundbreaking Art Rock classic. In an era that mostly kept singles and albums separate, Virginia Plain didn’t […]

King Crimson 1970

17/2/15 – King Crimson – Cat Food – Top Of The Pops – 1970

From the album In The Wake Of Poseidon released on Island Records in 1970 and featuring a line up of ex-band members returning as session musicians – Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass and Greg Lake on vocals and acoustic, with Keith Tippett on piano and leading light Robert Fripp on guitar. Even […]