Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Aug 15, 2015 20:24:29 GMT
Interestingly, there WAS a wardrobe malfunction on TOTP - Marsha Hunt's boobs (or just one boob, depending on what reports you believe) got exposed when she performed Walk on Gilded Splinters in 1969....
""1-5-69: Presenter: Alan Freeman (Wiped) (Exists as audio)
(1) THE BEATLES & BILLY PRESTON – Get Back (and charts) (37) MANFRED MANN – Ragamuffin Man (7) BOB & EARL – Harlem Shuffle (11) FLEETWOOD MAC – Man Of The World ® (15) HERMAN’S HERMITS – My Sentimental Friend ® (NEW) MARSHA HUNT – Walk On Gilded Splinters (20) THE ISLEY BROTHERS – Behind A Painted Smile (crowd dancing) (2) MARY HOPKIN – Goodbye ® (1) THE BEATLES & BILLY PRESTON – Get Back (danced to by Pan’s People)""
"" Who could forget her doing 'Walk on Gilded Splinters' on Top of the Pops in May 1969 - that suede bra thing she just about wore. "" (rockingscots.co.uk)(Apple band White Trash were possibly the backing group on this).
""Marsha Hunt performing her interpretation of Dr John's classic "Walk On Gilded Splinters" wearing a halter top which gradually unlaced itself, much to the delight of the audience."" (http://www.cpfc.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-134678.html)
Post by williammcgregor on Aug 16, 2015 8:34:06 GMT
Great Pictures Ray!
this is how the NME reported the occasion...
Raver from 'Hair' MARSHA HUNT (22) "Hair" musical star, described as a female Jimi Hendrix, caused the "Top of the Pops" producer near heart failure when her bolero top opened during rehearsals. He had the wardrobe mistress stitch up her front! Marsha's latest is "Walk on Gilded Splinters."
The Disc and Music Echo report was almost exactly the same
Post by williammcgregor on Aug 17, 2015 12:38:41 GMT
These are a couple of references to Davy Jones appearance on Top of the Pops on the 6th June 1968
both are taken from the Disc and Music Echo dated the 22nd June 1968...
Somebody has muted the wee dialogue between Jimmy Savile and Davy Jones...can anybody lip-read?
here's Davy dancing to Dionne Warwick's "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"
at about 2 min 54 secs to 3 mins 14 secs plus I don't know what's happening between 4 mins 15 secs and 4 mins 24 secs it looks to me as Davy Jones' minders are pulling him out of the Top of the Pops audience at the end of the show next to Jimmy Savile?
What prompted me to check this date was that Keith Badman has yet another great article in this month's Record Collector magazine about Davy Jones being on a show called Granada Reports and they showed a brief report on Davy visiting a Zoo. The great news is that the footage still exists in the ITN archive.
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Aug 18, 2015 9:16:19 GMT
Two non-artists Caravel films that were shown on TOTP that I didn't know about are in the BFI; one is Betcha By Golly Wow (35mm and 16mm), and the other one is a Tom Taylor film for Without You which was shown FOUR times (16mm).
Well, I checked the P as B paperwork for the 9/9/65 TOTP edition last night and it says that the Donovan clip was a specially shot BBC film.
Thanks for checking Laurence
When the press heard the news that Donovan was releasing an anti-war song and featuring it on his new EP,they all thought it was a gamble. Donovans managers advised him not to do any TV for the promotion, suggesting instead that he do a short film, an early 'video' it was filmed on the beaches of Normandy and Johnny Stewart did the filming. There on the beaches were the rusting tanks and a few landing craft,relics of the Second World war. Shot in black and white,it shows Donovan walking along the beach and miming to the tinny sound coming from a Nagra tape recorder.
Re specially shot Top of the Pops films; I knew the Donovan one for "Universal Soldier" had been discussed before on this thread and here it is just over a year ago.
Post by williammcgregor on Aug 26, 2015 10:47:56 GMT
This is an extract from an NME interview with The Who dated the 24th December 1966...I take it that this proposed idea for a Top of the Pops film never came to fruition? I've checked in the excellent "Complete Chronicle of The Who" and there is no mention of this proposed film.