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TV Series
    (January 1, 1964-July 30, 2006)
    Born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
    Aired on the BBC
    Originally hosted by Jimmy Saville
    Premises: Performances of the week's British chart hits
    Due to tape recycling by the BBC, many performances from the 60s and early 70s have been lost, including the only live appearance by the Beatles.
    For most of the 70s, their theme song was a version of 'Whole Lotta Love,' even though Led Zeppelin never appeared on the show.
    The show repeatedly changed between having acts perform live and having them lip synch.
    In a memorable glitch, someone else's song was played during a performance by Jimi Henrix, who said, 'I don't know the words to that one, man.'
    When the Cure performed, the director ordered no close-ups, claiming Robert Smith's appearance would frighten small children.
    An American version of the show on CBS only lasted a year (1987).
    Several bands spoofed the miming requirements. (Examples: the Gallagher brothers switching parts during an Oasis performance; the Eels using toy instruments; etc.)
    The show eventually adopted the sensible policy of letting the performers decide if they wanted to sing live or lip synch.
    Queen made their famed video for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for the show.
    It was survived by the spin-off TOTP2 on BBC2.

Credit: C. Fishel


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