Broooklyn wrote:I knew I could count on Milky to post the Pets! Luv ya!
Sir Didymus wrote:I believe the first time a "punk" band appeared on Top of the Pops was actually April 1977, when 'pub rock' band Eddie & The Hot Rods performed "I Might Be Lying". This wasn't even in the top 40 at the time, and isn't quite full blown punk rock (it's more a rockabilly revival than anything), but this was of course some time after the Pistols had supported them at the Marquee and trashed their gear. As the band are still playing punk festivals to this day, that's got to count for something, right?
The following month, Dr. Feelgood performed "Lights Out" on TOTP, and the following week The Jam were on with "In The City". Next up were The Stranglers with "Go Buddy Go" in June, and still the Pistols were being deliberately ignored. Finally, they turned up on 14th July 1977, with a video insert of "Pretty Vacant". The only other time they were played on the show prior to their split was "Holidays in the Sun" over the end credits one week. It wasn't until 1979 that John Lydon was finally allowed on the show in person with Public Image Ltd, while The Sex Pistols themselves finally played on the show in 1996!
Broooklyn wrote:Milky, man, thanks for the nomination, but pass it on to someone else. I will not have the time to move this thread forward.
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