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 Post subject: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Not sure if this has been posted on here before, but no harm done re-visiting a classic.

The Top of the Pops TV performance of Street Life from 22 Nov 1973 had long been thought wiped by the BBC, but turned up on youtube a year or so ago. I noticed another version on youtube recently without the flashing 'TOTP ARCHIVE' superimosed text throughout and thought I would share it. Be warned - one Jimmy Savile appears at the end for a couple of seconds.

https://youtu.be/hAKuhimZr3I

As far as I know there were a few other TOTP appearnces that were thought wiped, i.e. 'Pyjamarama', 'Hard Rain', 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' & an alternative appearance to the surviving one of 'All I Want is You'. Does anybody know if Bryan performed 'The In Crowd' on TOTP, or whether it was one that 'Pans People' would have danced to, or played over the credits at the end of the show?

Please add any corrections or additional info to above.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Excellent, thanks for finding and posting it, Alan. I think I heard that the tape on which Pyjamarama was recorded was reused and the performance was recorded over, so lost forever. Shame, my favorite song...


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:01 pm 
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The alternative TOTP performance of All I Want Is You turned up last year. ;) Enjoy. :)

https://youtu.be/RxPUUzczB3c

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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:13 pm 
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I think Roxy were touring at the time 'in' crowd was released so was either pans people or the closing credits of totp. He didn't appear on totp with smoke gets in your eyes either but did appear performing you go to my head in '75. I've never seen the totp performance of love is the drug either.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:00 am 
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Bryan Ferry/The In Crowd is listed in two "wiped" episodes of TOTP, 23/5/74 and 6/6/74. It is the first track in both shows with "and charts" so assume that means it was played in the background during the chart rundown.

Bryan Ferry performing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed in two wiped episodes from 29/8/74 and 13/9/74.

You Go To My Head is listed on a wiped episode from 3/7/75.

Roxy Music/Love is the Drug is listed on a wiped episode dated 23/10/75 and a (R) on 6/11/75.

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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
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Thanks for the responses. Very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes did survive but not within the BBC. I managed to see it when I visited the guy who has it but he wanted a lot of money for it and ultimately he wanted to sell it as part of 21 items he had for sale.

His friend worked for BBC and these were copy tapes that his friend left them in his will to him.

It was a different vocal and orchestration on the soundtrack.

J. O'B.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
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Seem to remember BF appearing on the "Twiggy" show (BBC) and performing two songs - Smoke gets in your eyes was one, I think. What a Wonderful World could have been the other.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Roxy wrote:
The alternative TOTP performance of All I Want Is You turned up last year. ;) Enjoy. :)

https://youtu.be/RxPUUzczB3c

8-)


Thanks for this, had never seen it before. Any date idea of the date that it was broadcast? Roxy apparently performed it on three occasions on TOTP.


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 Post subject: Re: Street Life - The 'lost' TOTP Performance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Am I alone (in the UK anyway) in not being able to view any of the videos with links in this topic?


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