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2Gs AND THE POP PEOPLE

London Weekend
10th June 1972 - 15th July 1972

A short-lived Saturday evening pop show with acts alternating with the singing dance troupe. It appears that the format had been given a tryout by London Weekend on 20th November 1971 as Top Twenty which also featured Dougie Squires' Second Generation dance Troupe (The 2Gs of the title) with live appearances by John Kongos, Gilbert O'Sullivan among others. Filling the summer replacement void left by London Weekend's The Rolf Harris show, each show had a guest DJ, all from Radio One as commercial radio wouldn't be launched for another year.