Smiff'd .... Mike Smith refused to sign the consent forms for TOTP repeats some years ago. He then died and his widow, Sarah Greene, won't sign them on his behalf. Unfortunately this has created some confusion with those whose shows are banned "for other reasons" which seems to the opposite of his original intent!
We get a Judge Death T-Shirt, Paul McCartney's best solo effort, some Dave Gilmour guitar in an odd place and one of Freddie's best solo singles. This is proper pop music that I remember when I was younger.
I enjoyed it last night ..... and then discovered they'd cut the best 3 songs from the 7:30 showing which usually needs to fit 30 mins. Thankfully restored for the late night one.
Watched the 40 minute version with the missus last night. Putting dates on these things always intrigues me. I bought No More Lonely Nights on seven inch single (still have it), but summer '84 was when I heard Two Minutes to Midnight and my love affair with heavy metal began. I stopped buying 'pop' soon after that, so lonely nights must have been one of the last seven inch chart pop singles I bought. It's weird to think Transformers was kicking off at the same time. And we were in that gap between Twin Dilemma and Attack of the Cybermen.
Gosh. Transformers didn't exist until Colin Baker was the Doctor. That doesn't seem possible.
I spotted the Judge Death shirt, but not the Gilmour. I've realised by looking that the TOTP repeats are on iplayer back to July, so I shall be watching them all. There must be a Maiden appearance in there from August when Two Minutes to Midnight came out.
That Adam Ant performance was a bit mental. I wonder when it was he lost his ants.