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Thursday, January 4, 1973

Top Of The Pops

TV Show • By Wings


Details

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Location: BBC Television Centre

Location

  • Location: BBC Television Centre

Timeline

In the afternoon, Wings recorded their second appearance on “Top Of The Pops” (they first appeared on the music show, on May 25, 1972), playing a mimed performance of “C Moon“. It was broadcast on BBC1 on the same day, between 6:45 pm and 7:14 pm.


From Wikipedia:

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.


BBC Television Centre

This was the 3rd concert played at BBC Television Centre.

A total of 8 concerts have been played there • 1966Jun 16th1972May 25th1973Jan 4th1974Nov 21st1987Dec 3rdDec 12th1990Dec 14th1993Jan 7th

Setlist for the concert

  1. C Moon

    Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

    Mimed performance


Going further

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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