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1980-09-04

Events

Top of the Pops

Presented by DLT with Kevin Keegan. Not a great TOTP. Among the most notable acts were two 'new mod' groups book-ending the show. Read my review on TOTP 80.

(45) SECRET AFFAIR – Sound Of Confusion

(3) KELLY MARIE – Feels Like I’m In Love

(22) NICK STRAKER BAND – A Walk In The Park

(5) HAZEL O’CONNOR – Eighth Day (repeat)

(20) BILLY JOEL – It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (danced to by Legs & Co)

(10) CLIFF RICHARD – Dreamin’

(13) SHEENA EASTON – Modern Girl (repeat)

(27) THE BEAT – Best Friend (video)

(26) RANDY CRAWFORD – One Day I’ll Fly Away 

(1) THE JAM – Start (video)

(12) THE CLASH – Bankrobber (crowd dancing) (and credits)

Smash Hits

Issue: September 4-17 1980 - Ian Dury cover [1]


Features: Ian Dury, Grace Jones, D. Hepworth on the charts.

Bitz: Pauline Murray / JCC, McCluskey / Humphreys (OMITD) All Time Top 10s, Gary Numan/Robert Palmer, John Lennon, Jools Holland quits Squeeze,

Independent Bitz: Orange Juice, Josef K, Swell Maps.

Singles reviews: Generals and Majors, Are Everything,

Album reviews: The Affectionate Punch

Lyrics: Circus Games, Biko,

Centrefold: Dexy's Midnight Runners

Gigz: Gary Numan

Adverts: Numan Telekon album and Teletour 80 dates (pic. right).

Smash Hits, September 04 1980
Smash Hits, September 4 - 17, 1980-p.15 numan Telekon Teletour

NME

I actually have no recollection of this issue, despite my diary entry for 06 September 1980.

* Cover and feature: A Certain Ratio* Telekon review
1980-09-06 NME ACR

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