If you’re a watcher of the Top Of The Pops 1977 re-runs on BBC4 you’ll know that there are whole episodes missing from the archives. It’s criminal that an awful lot of broadcast videotape up until the late 70′s was simply earmarked for reuse due to the expense of the tape vs the perceived transient importance of its content.
Even something as historic as the BBC coverage of the 1969 Moon landings is still missing though a then schoolboy’s home audio recording recently surfaced.
Sometimes items long thought missing are discovered in the vaults of overseas TV companies or the private collections of technicians. Some material also comes from the earliest home video recorders.
This footage of Marc Bolan with partner Gloria has suddenly seen the light of day once more. Although Bolan is not looking his best here it’s nonetheless great to see from a historical music perspective. It’s thought to be from Thursday 31st July 1975 though the continuity preceding it is from an earlier day.
I heard this on Dandelion Radio the other day and it’s kind of got stuck in my head.
I woke up with this decidedly old school art rock ditty stuck in my head again. It was the swift follow up to their very successful reworking of Money.
I believe that Deborah Evans-Stickland became a psychotherapist but has from time to time stepped back into the music limelight.She contributed to a Richard X album a while back and only this year she reprised her Money vocals as part of The Steampunk Opium Wars project.
Some toe tapping pop jazz from the British born musician. Way too upbeat for me ordinarily but hey it’s a bank holiday Monday. Dancing badly is always an option.
For some reason an old episode of Tom & Jerry has popped into my head. It’s the one with the suicidal baby duckling. Jerry has his/her(?) work cut out as the duckling keeps wandering off to kill itself or to Tom the cat emploring him to “eat me”.
Quite disturbing when I think about it now. Not sure why it popped into my head. An analogy for our modern day obsession with appearance? A searing insight into duckling mental health problems?
Just my brain having a clear out more likely
To celebrate 80 years of Ealing three of the studios classic films ;The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts And Coronets and Whisky Galore have now been digitally restored in a process that has removed dust, scratches and distortions and enabled transfer to high definition which will include being released on Blu Ray format.