Post by David Woodley on Oct 15, 2003 18:36:13 GMT
My dad is clearing out his attic (he and mum want to move house) and he found his old reel to reel tape recorder. With it, he found a load of old tapes and he decided to give them a quick listen. He found on one reel a 1964 edition of Top of the Pops and on another a recording of the Rolling Stones at the London Palladium. Are these of any worth? He was about to throw them out but happened to mention them to me and as an occasional visitor to this site thought they might be of value.
The Top of the Pops tape has mostly music with only a few bits of Jimmy Saville's introductions (my dad, then only 14, would stop the tape when he appeared and restarted it when a song began). He hasn't got a clue what year the Palladium recording is from. Also, he said the tapes were not of very good quality as he just used to hold a microphone to the tv, but I pointed out to him that playing them on his ancient crappy reel to reel recorder didn't help and they would perhaps sound better on a professional machine.
Can anyone help with details? Is there a list of missing TOTP shows anywhere?
Post by Laurence Piper on Oct 15, 2003 21:34:07 GMT
There are a few TOTP audios around from missing editions. The BBC have taken copies of some and may possibly (depending on quality and contents) be interested in it. Try asking them.
The Stones appearance could be their January '67 Palladium show (where they caused a furore by refusing to stand on the revolving stage at the end of the show). As far as I know, it's missing from the archives although audio copies have appeared on bootlegs. Depends on whether your copy is better quality than that doing the rounds. What songs did they perform, by the way? Just to try and identify the show.
Post by William Martin on Oct 17, 2003 13:34:49 GMT
always save every tape you come across don't throw any away try to get them all if you can ,you never know, also of value is radio, radio 1 and the light program are quite common as well as pirate radio and of course fab 208 luxembourg