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On this day, Wings recorded their first appearance on the BBC music programme “Top Of The Pops“.
The show, which is transmitted later this night on BBC1 between 7:25 and 7:59pm, is hosted by Ed “Stewpot” Stewart and also features studio performances by The Move, John (formerly Long John) Baldry and Friends, T. Rex and Elton John. The BBC reach a separate agreement with Paul to use, on future radio broadcasts, the live performance used on this broadcast. Unfortunately the Wings’ videotape clip is wiped during the year.From “The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001” by Keith Badman
They would appear again on “Top Of The Pops” on January 4, 1973.
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The world’s longest running weekly music show, TOTP was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973, and again in autumn 1974, before once again being moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm from 1996 to 2005 and then to Sundays on BBC Two from 2005 till the last ever weekly show in 2006. Each weekly show consisted of performances from some of that week’s best-selling popular music records, usually excluding any tracks moving down the chart, including a rundown of that week’s singles chart. This was originally the Top 20, changing to the Top 30 during the 1970s and the Top 40 in the 80s. The distinctive TOTP theme tune – a riff of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” – first appeared in 1973 as the background music to the chart countdown.
Last updated on May 8, 2022
Setlist for the concert
Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Wings Live - On tour in the 70s
This is the first detailed study of Paul McCartney's Wings on tour in the 1970s. It covers every single concert from the University Tour of 1972, ending with the abandoned tour of Japan in January 1980. A wide variety of primary sources have been consulted, including all available audio and video recordings; press reviews; fan recollections; newspaper reports and tour programmes.
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