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15-11-79: Presenter: David Jensen
(26) DYNASTY – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak (But I Can’t Help Myself) (and charts)
(4) THE JAM – The Eton Rifles
(46) CLIFF RICHARD – Hot Shot
(14) DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA STREISAND – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (danced to by Legs & Co)
(27) THIN LIZZY – Sarah ®
(43) THE TOURISTS – I Only Want To Be With You
(15) B.A. ROBERTSON – Knocked It Off
(11) SUZI QUATRO – She’s In Love With You ®
(41) THE MOODY BLUES – Nights In White Satin
(16) KOOL & THE GANG – Ladies Night (footage from Soap Factory)
(38) SECRET AFFAIR – Let Your Heart Dance
(13) THE RAMBLERS – The Sparrow ®
(48) SHOWADDYWADDY – A Night At Daddy Gee’s
(1) DR. HOOK – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video)
(24) THE ISLEY BROTHERS – It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) (and credits)
Dynasty ~ play over the charts with their only UK top 20 hit
The Jam ~ are back in the studio for a second performance of The Eton Rifles, the only single to be released from their latest album, Setting Sons.
Cliff Richard ~ hoping to follow up his huge hit We Don't Talk Anymore, but Hot Shot misfired and got no higher than 46.
Legs & Co ~ after some initial high heel balancing issues the girls soon find their feet in the disco part of this top 3 Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand hit.
Thin Lizzie ~ some major 7.30pm culling now, with this repeat showing of Sarah being the first victim.
The Tourists ~ they only want to be on the late edition, this one was also 7.30 chopped!
BA Robertson ~ also found himself knocked off the 7.30 show.
Suzi Quatro ~ was edited out too, with She's in Love with You at her peak in the charts.
The Moody Blues ~ "amazingly it's 12 years ago since they first appeared on the show with this song" says host David ~ and 12 years into the pop past seemed a long long time back in 1979.
Kool and the Gang ~ perform their disco classic in a Soap Factory full of ladies, of course. Ladies Night was the first of a long string of hits for Kool and the Gang over the next 8 years or so.
Secret Affair ~ with the mod follow up to Time for Action, but Let Your Heart Dance didn't make the top 30.
The Ramblers ~ another showing for the girls of Abbey Hey Junior school, now nearing their peak of number 11.
Showaddywaddy ~ this single ended a run of 9 consecutive top 20 hits for the group stretching back to 1976.
Dr Hook ~ finally made it to number one, but it was hard.
The Isley Brothers ~ play over the credits this week, with their last ever top 20 hit.
The next show is the 22nd November 1979. Due to a strike at the BBC at the time, this show was made up mostly of videos and repeats, and presented by voice over. Unfortunately for us, the voice is that of DLT and so BBC4 are skipping it. This means that next Thursday we will see the (still on strike) edition from the 29th November, which was voiced over by Peter Powell.