I remember people asking recently " What ever happened to Jonathan King". It looks like he is alive and well, and making blog vids reminising about his ear;y days on radio one, and Top Of The Pops. Check this vid out where he talks how be became a star by accident, and how his appearance on TOTP led to a meeting with Cliff Richard. If you like this one, there are more apparenty there, just follow the link on the side of the clip:
Peggy Lee on her first trip to Britain in 1961 performing Till there Was You with specially written intro on her TV special made by ABC Redifusion for the ITV network ( Not the best quality, looks blue most the clip, maybe a generatiopnal VHS, anyway here it is)
Also, here is a 1973 Top Of The Pops performance of Robert Knight singing "Love On A Mountain Top" in colour, quality is not that bad, a tad fuzzy though. If I recall this clip was listed as missing, may be wrong though.
Here are The Tramps performing "Disco Inferno" This was shot on film in the US. This video was lost for more than 30 years. Last year we received a call from an archive if we had any interest in this material. Made by AVRO's TopPop. First broadcast: 26-4-1977.
Thanks for the Slade clips Gary, Great stuff, Great Band.
Hope he uploads those unseen Slade Top Pop clips, the Gudbye T'Jane clip was great, had not seen that one before. His newest The Doobie Brothers clip is not bad either, check out his you-tube page ( look to earlier postings).
Have a clip from the Move singing "The Last Thing On My Mind". I think I have seen this before, but cannot remember what show it came from. Good song and performance.
A while back I was searching on the net for other TV clips, saw a listing for a clip from 1970 Top Of The Pops featuring Richard Barnes singing "Take To The Mountains". It has since posted it on you-tube after I had made requests to the owner for a while. I am not sure if this is the true lost performance of "Take To The Mountains", any assistance here in identifying this footage would be much appreciated:
Thanks for the Clip and Photo Gary, Much appreciated. Had heard this had been around, but had not seen one in such brilliant quality, also a few extra shots from the version I had seen. Many thanks Again for the photo as well, is interesting to see in contrast to the B/W clip.
What did you think about the Richard Barnes performance by the way, what might it be from, if not Top Of The Pops ?
Neat Video Compilation of The Beatles performing "We Can Work It Out".Taken from various sources, there is one segment which kind of looked like a TOTP set, could be wrong though of course:
The Beatles "We Can Work It Out" is compiled from the various versions of their own promo, recorded at Intertel VT Services - that's not a TOTP set, though the promos were used on TOTP. The BBC holds copies of all the versions, plus "Day Tripper", "Ticket to Ride" from same source.
The Pink Floyd interview is from a BBC arts series called "The Look of the Week" which was presented by Robert Robinson, however the interview was conducted by musicologist Hans Keller, who was not impressed as you can tell... Tx date 14/5/67.