BBC1 15/02/79 6.20 Nationwide 6.55 Tomorrow's World 7.20 Top of the Pops 7.55 Blankety Blank 8.30 Butterflies 9.00 News 9.25 The Good Old Days...........
15-2-79: Presenter: Peter Powell
(7) THE BEE GEES – Tragedy (and charts)
(54) THE DOOLEYS – Honey I’m Lost
(11) GENERATION X – King Rocker ®
(6) EDWIN STARR – Contact (danced to by Legs & Co)
(39) ALAN PRICE – Baby Of Mine
(30) PEACHES & HERB – Shake Your Groove Thing (video)
(46) THE PRETENDERS – Stop Your Sobbing
(21) GLORIA GAYNOR – I Will Survive (video)
(62) LENE LOVICH – Lucky Number
(3) THE THREE DEGREES – Woman In Love (video)
(50) THE SKIDS – Into The Valley
(1) BLONDIE – Heart Of Glass (video)
(17) THIRD WORLD – Cool Meditation (and credits)
The Bee Gees ~ play over the chart rundown - they just weren't interested in being on the show at this time were they?
The Dooleys ~ a number 24 hit for this brother and sisters act ~ much better was soon to come...
Generation X ~ with their number 11 biggest hit ~ band members Bob Andrews and Tony James both went on to have bigger hits in the 80's with Sigue Sigue Sputnick and Westworld respectively.
Edwin Starr ~ his first band was a ‘50s doo-wop group called The Future-Tones
Alan Price ~ ex member of the legendary Animals of House of the Rising Sun fame - but this song made it to 32 in the charts
Peaches and Herb ~ were Herbert Feemster and Linda Greene, although there were quite a few other Peaches over the years
The Pretenders ~ with a Kinks cover, Chrissie Hynde was in a relationship with Ray Davies at the time.
Gloria Gaynor ~ sings a maga classic disco hit written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren, who also wrote Peaches & Herb’s Shake Your Groove Thing ~ not a bad week then.
Lene Lovich ~ with a tune that went on to be a number 3 smash, was born in Detroit, but spent her teenage years living in Hull, after her English mum ran away from her Yugoslavian dad! Duff duff duff........
The Three Degrees ~ the video this time, what a smash this was for them, where did Twiggy go wrong?
The Skids ~ with another song about the troubles in Northern Ireland - it got them to number 10.
Blondie ~ yes, it's still number one :-)
Third World ~ play us out over the credits this week with what became a number 17 hit.
Next week's show still hangs in the balance a bit ~ it could be the return of DLT to our screens, we'll have to wait and see.