June: Top of the Pops 1973 & 1974

1973: Volume 31 (SHM 825)TOTP_Vol_31

Amongst the cover versions presented on this edition:

  • Hell Raiser [The Sweet]
  • Walk On The Wild Side [Lou Reed]
  • Rubber Bullets [10CC]
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra [Deodato]
  • Pork Salad Annie [Elvis Presley]
  • Can The Can [Suzi Quatro]

“Walk On The Wild Side” was sung by respected session singer Danny Street but considered one of the worst recordings in the series.  A Mojo journalist observed, “More like a newsreader reciting a shopping list than Lou Reed.” Find more information at TOTP Vol 31.

Listen to the album on Spotify.

1974: Volume 38 (SHM 865)TOTP_Vol_38

Amongst the cover versions presented on this edition:

  • Sugar Baby Love [The Rubettes]
  • I Won’t Last A Day Without You [The Carpenters]
  • Shang-A-Lang [The Bay City Rollers]
  • Waterloo [Abba]
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [Elton John]
  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us [Sparks]

Find more information at TOTP Vol 38.

This album is not on Spotify.

More Top Of the Pops next week!

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