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1981-07-09

Top of the Pops

  • TOTP 900th edition. Celebration time at TOTP although it's the first week at no.1 for The Specials' less than cheery Ghost Town. The group perform the song in the studio for the occasion, although allegedly decide to split up this very day. Full show review here.
  1. Kirsty MacColl – “There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” (16)
  2. The Supremes – “Baby Love” (clip from 07/10/64)
  3. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – “Little Children” (clip from 26/02/64)
  4. The Dave Clark Five – “Bits & Pieces” (clip from 26/02/64)
  5. The Beatles – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” / “Twist & Shout” (live clips)
  6. Randy Crawford – “You Might Need Somebody” (12)
  7. M – “Pop Musik” (montage of clips)
  8. Mary Hopkin / Sandie Shaw – brief interview
  9. Tom Tom Club – “Wordy Rappinghood” (10) (Legs & Co)
  10. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “No Woman No Cry” (9) (live clip)
  11. Alan Clark & Tony Hicks (Hollies) – brief interview
  12. Motorhead – “Motorhead Live” (14) (video)
  13. Bill Wyman – brief interview
  14. The Rolling Stones – “The Last Time” (clip from 04/03/65)
  15. Imagination – “Body Talk” (6)
  16. Adam Ant – brief interview
  17. The Specials – “Ghost Town” (1)
    The Specials - Ghost Town (TOTP)03:18

    The Specials - Ghost Town (TOTP)

  18. Starsound – “Stars On 45 Volume 2” (4) (Legs & Co/credits)
    Legs & Co - Stars On 45 (2) -Version 1- -Credits- - TOTP -900th- TX-TOTP 900 ending01:58

    Legs & Co - Stars On 45 (2) -Version 1- -Credits- - TOTP -900th- TX-TOTP 900 ending

Smash Hits

  • Issue: 09 - 22 July 1981, Depeche Mode cover [1]
  • Features: Depeche Mode, Modern Eon, Imagination, Tom Tom Club, Killing Joke, U2
  • Bitz: Specials (new single Ghost Town), Eurythmics (first mention, new single), Spandau Ballet with Beggar & Co., Urgh! A Music War film, Pigbag
  • Fact Is: Buggles, Our Daughter's Wedding, Depeche Mode
  • Independent Bitz: Associates
  • Lyrics: Chant No.1, New Life, Pretty in Pink, Wordy Rappinghood, Sat In Your Lap, Visage, For Your Eyes Only,
  • Singles: Skin Deep, Chant No.1, Visage, Sat In Your Lap,
  • Albums: -
  • Live: Duran Duran, Pretenders
  • Centrespread: Mo-Dettes (Summer Mo-des)
  • Back cover: Buster Bloodvessel
  • Ads: Chant No.1 7"/12" single, Visage single, Computer Love / The Model
Smash Hits, July 9, 1981 - p.01 Depeche Mode cover

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