Monday, 24 October 2011

In 1977 I hope I go to TOTP heaven

In case you didn't catch the news, Alexis Petridis tweeted over the weekend that the BBC4 re-run continues into 1977 and a documentary will launch the shebang on New Year's Eve. Of course going on the 1976 launch doc that means it'll be 45 minutes about how rotten the show and all its featured music is during the year and then fifteen minutes covering stuff from other shows, but you can't have everything.

9 comments:

Bobby Morrow said...

Great news. The high jinks continue!

Arthur Nibble said...

Get In!!!!

emsquared said...

Looking forward to it.We're lucky to be getting the 45mins in the present climate really.

Noax said...

Woohoo! Joy Sarney, Space (not that one), Mr. Big (not that one) and David Soul here we come!!

Simon said...

Incidentally, for any Clash fans keeping count there is indeed no Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977 but there is quite a bit of Elvis, seven different tracks appearing by my count plus Danny Mirror's I Remember Elvis Presley. And Elvis Costello twice if he counts.

Neil Barker said...

There's also three performances from Gary Glitter though I doubt we'll get to see them!

By the way, I've only counted five Elvis songs from TOTP '77. "Way Down" was played rather a lot though!

Simon said...

Yeah, five, I decided to count properly just after posting that.

The Glitter thing's interesting... well, not interesting as such as it'll just clog up message boards boringly, but Jonathan King (who doesn't appear in 1977) claims the BBC apologised to him for editing it out and said it wouldn't happen again. What that means for Glitter, whose exile in all senses but here from pop culture has been more strictly adhered to, who knows.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Phil Spector has not been excised from pop culture isn't it?

Adam Maunder said...

Well, let's get down to brass tacks here. Which would you rather live without: He's a Rebel or Una Paloma Blanca?