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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

A series of fifteen minute shows with a featured act from the north-east of England and one song by a guest artist. Hosted by David Hamilton, who was doing in-vision continuity for various ITV channels throughout the sixties. It was intended as a series of thirteen shows, later extended to twenty six.

An additional show was then broadcast after the initial thirteen featuring a panel of judges, including Don Moss and journalist Derek Johnson who then judged each of the thirteen bands with The Silver Dollars winning, who would later go on to release one 45 for Mercury.

The 22nd July show inevitably featured the north-east's finest, The Animals.


Tyne Tees

1st April 1964 - 16th September 1964