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THE COOL SPOT

BBC
17th July 1964 - 1st September 1964

From the Radio Times "Television's new Ice-Discery where you can Skate, Shake or Just Listen."

A one-off series, following the previous year’s Hot Ice, where ice-skaters would perform an ice-dance interpretation of a new record release, this time the artists actually appeared.

Hosted by former skater, turned actor, turned DJ, turned TV presenter David Jacobs it was recorded at the Ice Stadium in Nottingham and not only featured the likes of the Yardbirds, The Spencer Davis Group, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and Marianne Faithfull it also presented the finest ice skating talent in the UK.

Probably the first attempt at mixing sport with music.