Thanks once again to Darnall42 for supplying another skipped edition of Top of the Pops ~ this time the DLT hosted show from 22nd March 1979, and looking at the line-up (courtesy as always of Popscene) it looks like quite a good one!
22-3-79: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
(8) GARY’S GANG – Keep On Dancin’ (and charts)
(43) SHAM 69 – Questions And Answers
(23) DIRE STRAITS – Sultans Of Swing (video)
(20) THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION – Turn The Music Up (danced to by Legs & Co)
(29) BUZZCOCKS – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
(16) VILLAGE PEOPLE – In The Navy (video)
(15) DENNIS BROWN – Money In My Pocket
(13) QUEEN – Don’t Stop Me Now (video)
(35) KATE BUSH – Wow
(5) THE REAL THING – Can You Feel The Force
(33) SQUEEZE – Cool For Cats
(1) GLORIA GAYNOR – I Will Survive (video)
(4) THE SEX PISTOLS – Something Else (and credits)
The stand-out performance for me was Squeeze doing a live (lead vocal at least) version of Cool for Cats - very energetic.
And were the four Kate Bushes in the Top of the Pops studio or was that a video? Certainly didn't see any audience and it wasn't a live vocal. Not complaining though.
Also enjoyable was the Village People's performance ~ looked like it was from some (American?) tv show.
The Buzzcocks looked very smart this time in their sparkly dinner jackets, and Sham 69 looked like they had judo practice to go to straight after the show.