POP GO THE SIXTIES!
POP MUSIC. End of the decade pop programme with variety of artists performing their hit songs from the period. The Archive copy is incomplete, as Dusty Springfield's performance is missing, plus some of the footage at the end of the programme is repeated. Opening titles with list of artists appearing on the programme, accompanied by medley of songs on the soundtrack (01.06). The Who, 'I Can See For Miles' (04.52). Presenters Jimmy Savile and Elfi Von Kalckreuth introduce the programme and the second artist (05.27). Adam Faith, backed by Johnny Harris and the orchestra, 'What Do You Want?' (07.12) and 'Someone Else's Baby' (09.21). The Tremeloes, 'Silence is Golden' (12.43). Lulu, 'Boom Bang-a-Bang', backed by orchestra (15.13). Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, 'Midnight in Moscow' (18.05). The Bachelors, backed by orchestra, 'Charmaine' (19.30) and 'Diane' (20.44). Sandie Shaw, backed by orchestra (although not seen), '(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me' (22.43) and 'Puppet on a String' which Shaw sings in German. Shaw also undergoes costume changes between the two songs (24.07). Marmalade, 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da' (27.26). Six of the Ascott Dancers (two male and four female) dance to 'Satisfaction' as played by Johnny Harris and the orchestra, concluding with the backing singers giving a brief rendition of the lines "And a partridge in a pear tree" from 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' (30.16). The Kinks, 'Days' (33.18). Film of Horst Jankowski walking around a snow-laden forest with his song 'A Walk in the Black Forest' on the soundtrack (36.32). The Hollies, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', backed by the (unseen) orchestra (40.38). Helen Shapiro, 'Walkin' Back to Happiness', accompanied by the (unseen) orchestra, and four of the Ascott Dancers on the same stage as Shapiro who dance the twist (43.25). Tom Jones, in black and white footage from TOP OF THE POPS, performing 'Delilah'. This footage is intercut with shots of the studio audience dancing, with the Jones footage projected onto a large screen in the background (46.42). The Rolling Stones, 'Gimme Shelter'. The performance is shot in a television studio, but not the same one as the rest of the programme and no audience is present (51.10). Cilla Black, 'Anyone Who Had a Heart'. The performance is shot in a television studio, but not the same one as the rest of the programme and no audience is present (54.13). The Shadows, 'Apache' (57.19). Hank Marvin from The Shadows sits down at a piano and introduces Cliff Richard, who then walks onto the stage and performs 'Bachelor Boy' with the group (59.47). Richard then performs 'Congratulations' without The Shadows as support, although he is backed by the (unseen) orchestra (1.02.13). Footage from the 1966 film THE BEATLES AT SHEA STADIUM, with the group performing 'I Feel Fine' (1.05.23) and 'Help' (1.07.53). Footage of the Beatles leaving the stage, getting into a car and driving out of the stadium while fans attempt to run onto the pitch with policemen attempting to apprehend them. This footage is accompanied by 'Twist and Shout' on the soundtrack and the programme's end credits (1.09.40). Blank screen (1.09.46). Savile and Von Kalckreuth introduce Dusty Springfield who is to perform 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' [the performance itself is missing] (1.10.06). Colour test transmission bars (1.12.42). CU of Savile waiting to make an introduction. Following a shout of "Quiet" from an offscreen stage manager, Savile introduces The Shadows (1.13.05). Repeat of footage 54.13-1.09.40 (1 hour 28 mins 16 secs). Notes: All the performances are recorded in the same television studio (except where indicated otherwise) with a studio audience dancing around the stages on which the artists perform. The Ascott Dancers are on a number of side stages for all of the songs performing dance routines in a variety of costumes. The two presenters introduce each new act, with the exception of Cliff Richard. Elfi Von Kalckreuth speaks in German throughout. The end titles are in both English and German.