My age: 16
My location: Bromyard
- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark appear on Top of the Pops a second time to perform 'Messages'. The single was at no. 26 in the charts.
- Tonight's was the last TOTP show before the Musicians Union strike put it off the air for two months until 07 August 1980.
- New Smash Hits (Terry Hall cover).
Top of the Pops
Presented by Kid Jensen
(22) ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY – Back Together Again (and charts)
(52) LIQUID GOLD – Substitute WATCH
(2) HOT CHOCOLATE – No Doubt About It
(44) ELTON JOHN – Little Jeannie WATCH
(17) CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR – You Gave Me Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(13) DON McLEAN – Crying (video)
(37) THIN LIZZY – Chinatown(6) ROXY MUSIC – Over You
(26) ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – Messages
(21) JERMAINE JACKSON – Let’s Get Serious (video)
(36) STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – Nobody’s Hero
(23) MYSTIC MERLIN – Just Can’t Give You Up (video)
(NEW) LENA ZAVARONI – Jump Down Jimmy
(1) MASH – Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (danced to by Legs & Co)
(9) LIPPS INC – Funky Town (and credits)
Issue: May 29 - June 11 1980
Cover: Terry Hall (Specials)
Features: 'The Acceptable Face of Synthesisers', OMITD interview and 'Messages' lyrics;
Centrefold. New Musik
Lyrics: Rescue, No Self Control, 'We Are Glass', Messages, Kitchen At Parties, I'm Alive.