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Virtual C90 – September 2016

Virtual C90 - September 2016

Loads of new music this month from Shakin’ Stevens, Bon Jovi, Yello, New Model Army, Deacon Blue, Barry Gibb and the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra! Plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Don’t forget the Virtual … read more

Virtual C90 – August 2016

Virtual C90 - August 2016

New music this month from New Order and Heart, tracks from some of this month’s hottest reissues and deluxe editions, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Don’t forget the Virtual C90 is now on Mixcloud … read more

“You think you only know me when you turn on the light” – Top of the Pops, 16 July 1981

Dexys Midnight Runners

“Hi folks, welcome to this week’s edition of Top of the Pops, it is jam packed with good music!” Peter Powell there, rudely jabbing his finger into your face to emphasise just how jam packed the show is. As well … read more

“In this great future you can’t forget your past” – Top of the Pops, 9 July 1981

The Specials

Time for a celebration, as Michael Hurll has got his abacus out and decided that we’ve reached the 900th edition of Top of the Pops. Blow up the balloons! Break out the streamers! Bring on the dancing girls! And then … read more

Virtual C90 – July 2016

Virtual C90 July 2016

New music this month from Paul Simon, Dexys, Pet Shop Boys, Roxette, Rick Astley and the Stone Roses, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Don’t forget the Virtual C90 is now on Mixcloud as well … read more

“Too much fighting on the dance floor” – Top of the Pops, 2 July 1981

Bad Manners

Finally! After months and months of recycling the same tired joke, the powers that be at TOTP have finally taken my advice and commissioned a proper theme tune and title sequence. Don’t tell anyone though, because it’s still under wraps … read more

“You’ve got to get up to get down” – Top of the Pops, 25 June 1981

Depeche Mode

Rush rush, busy busy, rush rush, busy busy! A combination of a condensed thirty minute show due to Wimbledon fortnight, the continuing lack of a proper opening sequence and a poorly chosen first song with a short intro means that … read more

“I feel my spirit’s getting old” – Top of the Pops, 18 June 1981

Odyssey

“Hi folks! Welcome to Top of the Pops once again!” Well, hello sailor. It’s solid, reliable Peter Powell in charge this week, in a strangely nautical white shirt with navy blue stripes and – yes! – red trousers. A full … read more

“Please remember to mention me in tapes you leave behind” – Top of the Pops, 11 June 1981

Landscape

Looking for a 54-year-old silver haired loon in a ridiculous tracksuit made up of random, uneven patches of different gaudy colours, desperately attempting to stay relevant to the record buying audience despite being old enough to be their grandfather? It’s … read more

Virtual C90 – June 2016

Virtual C90 - June 2016

New music this month from ABC, Bruce Foxton, Department S, Dexys and the Stone Roses, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Don’t forget the Virtual C90 is now on Mixcloud as well as Spotify. Enjoy! read more

“Following the footsteps of a rag doll dance” – Top of the Pops, 4 June 1981

Imagination

“Yes, it’s Top of the Pops with today eleven top acts!” Six months on from Richard Skinner’s first solo hosting gig and Operation Make Skinner Look Less Like A Newsreader And More Like A Human Being is finally seeing some … read more

“You said it all, though not many had ears” – Top of the Pops, 28 May 1981

Hazel O'Connor

Hey everyone, let’s play “good news / bad news”! The good news is, after missing a huge chunk of musical history due to presenters’ off-screen activities and someone’s inability to record a live programme for the archive, BBC Four viewers … read more