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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just got the TV Times magazine for next week and it says that the Top Of The Pops special will be a behind the scenes show including interviews from xxxx, xxxx, and artists such as Queen and xxxx.

The final show itself will include lots of archive clips and performances.

BUT - in the features section of the magazine, it picks out Dave Lee Travis' favourite moment as playing air guitar with a broom handle on stage whilst Queen performed Seven Seas Of Rhye!

Now, I ain't holding my breath, but it would be nice....

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We'll probably just get Killer Queen as usual....

but heres hoping for something different!


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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have heard that SSOR was destroyed a long with loads of other early 70s stuff



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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That 'xxxx' seems to be a good band - the same attention as to Queen...

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well we've all got ropey copies of SSOR, but Brian said a couple of years ago that they had a copy themselves which we should expect to see sometime...

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie lives wrote:

well we've all got ropey copies of SSOR, but Brian said a couple of years ago that they had a copy themselves which we should expect to see sometime...


I think he was refering to the copy that everybody have!- they were expecting a better version of that to emerge.

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fact that it's DLT's favourite bit doesn't mean that it still exists.

Most of William Hartnell's favourite Dr Who episodes have been wiped too...

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fluff Hartnell.
I wanna see more Troughtons!!

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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green><b>Mr Mercury</b> wrote:

We'll probably just get Killer Queen as usual....

but heres hoping for something different!


Sure. We'll get 5ive and Queen miming to "We Will Rock You".

*insert three roll eyes smileys here*

V.



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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


When is it on?


This can't end well.
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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack wrote:


When is it on?


The final edition of Top Of The Pops will take place on Sunday 30 July.

Sunday 30th July on BBC 2 at 19:00.
Top of the Pops: The Final Countdown
Past presenters including Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn, Janice Long and Mike Read host the final episode of the long-running music programme. The show begins with the Rolling Stones' performance of The Last Time, which opened the first edition in 1964, and includes classic clips from the archives featuring songs by the Spice Girls, Wham! and Madonna, before revealing this week's number one.
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Showing: Sunday 30th July on BBC 2 at 22:00.
Top of the Pops: The True Story
Memories of the long-running music show, launched in 1964 from a converted church in Manchester, featuring interviews with former presenters including Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn and John Peel, and artists such as Robbie Williams, Pan's People, Robin Gibb, Noddy Holder, Blondie, Holly Johnson and Suggs


Showing: Sunday 30th July on BBC 2 at 23:10.
Pan's People: Digging the Dancing Queens
Profile of the popular Seventies all-girl dance troupe, who were regular faces on Top of the Pops during the height of their fame, adored by young and old alike. The documentary includes an insight behind the scenes at what life was really like for the group


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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Given that Bohemian Rhapsody (and the Jacksons' Rockin' Robin) seemed to appear on Top Of The Tops 2 (and then Top Of The Pops itself when it started featuring archive footage) every single week, I'd bet my house it's Bo-Rap that appears on the final show. Unless they're going to only include stage performances rather than promo videos, in which case it will be Killer Queen.

You might as well hope for the TOTP version of Silver Salmon, as there's about as much chance of getting that as there is Seven Seas Of Rhye, or any other non Bo-Rap/Killer Queen track.
This final show will be about stuffing in the one most famous song of as many different artists as possible, not about digging up obscure Queen footage for hardcore Queen fans.
I don't expect to see anything in this show we haven't seen a thousand times before on TOTP2...

It's a shame to see TOTP go. The BBC's attempt to improve it by merging it with TOPT2 was a nail in the coffin IMO. The purpose of the show is for kids to watch the latest McFly and Arctic Monkeys songs, if you start hitting them with archive clips of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown what do you expect to happen?! Someone should really have been shot for that idea.
If the show had moved with the times and started featuring the latest download acts and that sort of thing it might just have kept afloat.

Anyway, something tells me the BBC will air a chart music show again one day, whether or not it's under the same name...

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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oops


Roger: Can I go To Lunch Now?

Brian: No, You Can't...

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Freddie: Oh Shit, All this crap again?!



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Posted: 26 Jul 06, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

..which he was.

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they will show queen in some form and i think it will be 'seven seas of rhye' REASON because it was the very first time they appeared on the show and queen having then become MEGA it would serve as a stepping stone for TOTP to showcase the acts they've shown in the past.

I will record it anyway!!!!.


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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I got it right. It was a 20 second clip of Killer Queen. The show was a damp squib to be honest......


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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DAVID M(AKA BRENDA) wrote:

I think they will show queen in some form and i think it will be 'seven seas of rhye' REASON because it was the very first time they appeared on the show and queen having then become MEGA it would serve as a stepping stone for TOTP to showcase the acts they've shown in the past.

I will record it anyway!!!!.


I hope you enjoy your recording. I certainly enjoy watching it on DVD...


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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not even one full Queen song!?
And they played sodding Rockin Robin, in full, again!!!!!!! Every week on TOTP2, every week on the new old-songs-including version of TOTP, and they still have to cram it into the final show in case anyone missed it. Sickening.

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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I didn't even think that Killer Queen clip was 20 seconds long!

Queen got as much coverage as Yazz and Jamiroqui!




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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe that Dave Lee Travis is still as obnoxious as ever!