TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
2nd March 1976 -
It's probable that the support that Granada gave the band surpassed that from their
record company. Due to a legal wrangle between the record company and management
the band had no new records released during the show's broadcast. Label owner Most
had been known for acts of self-
The first sixteen-
The opening credits placed emphasis on the band members, probably trying to invoke a John, Paul, George, Ringo allegiance for Alan, Jake and Paul. While the audience waved and held their scarves aloft it wasn't to be.
The second series of the year began on the 28th September with guests including The Bay City Rollers, the band that Arrows had effectively replaced, Pilot, The Drifters, Gilbert O'Sullivan, T Rex and others. By the end of the second series the band had exhausted the few songs they had already recorded and had nothing more to give.
Despite being placed with several hit-