TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
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6th April 1977 -
More of a successor to Lift Off than any other of Granada's tea-
The show was produced by Granada's Muriel Young, while Mike Moran was the Musical Director, responsible for the songs sung by the hosts.
British pop stars both big and small appeared on the show over the years, but they would also include the odd promo clip, supplied by record companies.
T Rex appeared on the 27th April 1977 show performing Soul of My Suit and probably gave the producer the idea of approaching Marc Bolan for his own show later in the year.
The first series finished, giving way to repeats of the Bay City Rollers' Shang-
The show returned in December 1977 and although the show wasn't expected to feature anything like punk, it still gave time for Eddie & The Hod Rods, The Radio Stars and The Motors.
Shows like this were never intended to break bands into the mainstream but on 11th November 1980 Britain got it's first look at U2, later to become the world's biggest band.