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THE BIRTH OF TOP OF THE POPS

Jan 1, 2022 | LATEST ON ER

On January 1st, 1964 the first edition of the TV show ‘Top Of The Pops’ was transmitted to the UK from an old church hall in Manchester, England.

Acts, miming to their latest releases, included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake).

The very first song played was Dusty Springfield‘s I Only Want To Be With You. Also featured on disc and film, were The Beatles, (I Want to Hold Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

‘Top Of The Pops’ became the show that every act wanted to appear on and we celebrate the music of this epoch-defining decade on our dedicated radio station.

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