I haven't gotten the book yet, since I'm geographically challenged (U.S.) but there's a few more performances that are held by BMG that had not been previously re-released or re-shown (to my knowledge):
Millicent Martin "Suspicion" The Beach Boys "Dance Dance Dance" Bobby Shafto "She's My Girl" Gerry/Pacemakers "It's Just Because" Kingsize Taylor and the Dominos "Stupidity" John L Watson and the Hummelflugs "Lookin' For Love" Cliff/Shadows "Please Dont Tease" DC5 "Any Way You Want It" Hollies "Rockin Robin". Walker Brothers "Sun Ain't Gonna Shine"
Once I read the book, I'll see if there's any more info I can add.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows never appeared on RSG (and even if they had, it is unlikely they'd perform a 1960 single). This particular song (performed live on 'The Cliff Richard Show', 30th July 1960) was inserted into the 80s/90s reruns though, hence the probable confusion.
I also doubt very much that any DC5 appearances survive, which is why DC inserted clips of his band from other shows (mostly 'The Ed Sullivan Show') into the reruns. Not convinced any The Hollies clips survive either, though you're right about most the others.
My mistake. I just reviewed more notes and see that those 3 songs were indeed Dave Clark add-ins. The Hollies is from the NME Concert. The DC5 may be a Sullivan performance.
I do wonder if Cliff and the Shadows were considered too 'uncool' by the creators of RSG! to be included, or at least way too established and Light Entertainment by that point to merit coverage .. not only were there TWO parody skits of The Shadows on the show over it's run, but Elkan Allan says in the book 'we had everyone who was big at the time except Dylan and Elvis'.. perhaps pointedly ommiting Cliff and his cohorts.
I'm sure The Shadows could've fit in quite well, particularly with one of their vocal hits:
One thing the episode guide does reveal is that the show didn't just aim for the mods (despite it's subsequent reputation). Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and even Bill Haley and His Comets ALL made appearances. I've always been amazed at the audience reaction to Jerry Lee Lewis!
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I have to be honest and say it doesn't look anywhere near as interesting as the book, as the 10 singles included are 'Old Gold' style double sided reissues of well known hits, but a nice visually complimentary package anyway, and a promising hint at a multi media campaign that will hopefully stretch to DVDs soon...