Memories of TOTP - The 'Wiped Years', 1964-1977 Apr 25, 2014 9:34:40 GMT
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Apr 25, 2014 9:34:40 GMT
Apr 24, 2014 12:11:06 GMT @laurencepiper said:Oh...a promo film for Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann (1968), in the snow and ice, which was presumably a BBC-made clip as I haven't seen it since...the band in the studio doing Ragamuffin Man (spring 1969)...the rooftop sequence at Apple being shown many weeks when The Beatles' Get Back was in the charts / at number 1 (1969)...The Archies cartoon clip for Sugar Sugar, which was intercut with studio dancers when the song was at number 1 (late 1969)...Edison Lighthouse with Love Grows (in colour round a friend's house as they had the only colour set in our neighbourhood in 1970!)...Gerry Monroe singing a live vocal of Sally over pre-recorded backing in the TOTP studio (1970)...John Kongos with band in the studio for He's Gonna Step On You Again...a promo clip for Hot Love by T.Rex (again, presumably a TOTP-made promo as I haven't seen it since) with the three piece band walking towards camera in possibly a fish eye shot, Bolan or one of group wearing pointed hat and long trench coat...a TOTP promo for Jonathan King's Lazy Bones, utilising puppet-type animation featuring a skeleton (similar to the one in the Maxell tape ads in the '80s - the lazy bones of the song, presumably)... Butterscotch in the studio performing Don't You Know, again with a live vocal over backing track (all these 1971). These live vocal ones I recall well as I remember remarking that they didn't sound quite like the record I knew! Again in '71, a film clip for Banner Man by Blue Mink, with the band standing in line in a yard, with the camera panning along...Clodagh Rodgers singing Jack In The Box (in hot pants, I think!)...the TOTP film for Johnny Reggae by The Piglets (1971) featuring comic-strip / pop art style graphics...The Fortunes performing Freedom Come Freedom Go in the studio (1972).
Is this the sort of thing you want, Ray? I'll just amend this post to add more if I think of them, rather than clutter the thread up. These are just a few that come instantly to mind. Others would be triggered by mention of particular artists or events!
EXACTLY the sort of thing needed!