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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

Bandleader Billy Cotton introduces a regular team of singers including Dennis Lotis and Shani Wallis with guest performers, all backed up by the orchestra of show creator Stanley Black. It provided early TV exposure for session guitarist Bert Weedon, who would become a TV regular up until The Beatles era.


Cotton didn't think much of the show, but it did provide experience for him to lead his own series, Wakey Wakey / The Billy Cotton Band Show.


Not to be confused with ATV's show with the same name in 1960.





THE TIN PAN ALLEY SHOW


BBC

6th February 1956 - 9th July 1956 (fortnightly)