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Year:1979
Date:6/5/1979
Show no:192
Summary:SHOW HOSTED BY MEMBERS OF BAND 'SMOKIE' WITH MOLLY AS CO-HOST, INTRODUCING HUMDRUM WHICH INCLUDED INTERVIEWS WITH: SMOKIE MEMBERS, BILLY ROGERS (FROM DRAGON, WHO REPLACED MARC HUNTER), AND TONY ??? (THE NEW 'SHIRL' IN SKYHOOKS),DISCUSSION ON LOCAL & OVERSEAS ALBUMS (IE CONTRABAND, RICHARD CLAPTON, GEORGE BENSON, BOB DYLAN). LOCAL ARTISTS:
SKYHOOKS 'OVER THE BORDER' (LIVE)
MAX MERRITT 'IT'S OVER' (LIVE)
DRAGON 'LOVE'S NOT ENOUGH' (LIVE)
OVERSEAS CLIPS:
SMOKIE 'DO TO ME' (LIVE)
GLORIA GAYNOR 'I WILL SURVIVE' (MUSIC ONLY, WITH DD & COMPANY DANCING LIVE TO THIS IN THE STUDIO)
RACHEL SWEET 'B-A-B-Y'
POINTER SISTERS 'FIRE' (CURRENT NUMBER 7)
VILLAGE PEOPLE 'IN THE NAVY'
CHRIS REA 'DIAMONDS'
BOB WELCH 'PRECIOUS LOVE' (COUNTDOWN CLIP)
ROGER VOUDOURIS 'GET USED TO IT'
WINGS 'GOODNIGHT TONIGHT' (PREDICTION)
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:
RICKI LEE JONES 'CHUCK E'S IN LOVE'
IAN DURY 'HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK'
BOB SEGER 'STILL THE SAME'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM ITEMS:
JOE COCKER 'CRY ME A RIVER'
ELTON JOHN 'MADNESS'
GEORGE BENSON 'LOVE BALLAD'
NATIOANL TOP TEN:
BABYS 'EVERYTIME I THINK OF YOU' (10)
BIRTLES GABLE 'I'M COMING HOME' (9)
VILLAGE PEOPLE 'IN THE NAVY' (8)
POINTER SISTERS 'FIRE' (7)
GLORIA GAYNOR 'I WILL SURVIVE' (6)
IAN DURY 'HIT ME WITH YOUR RYTHMN STICK' (5)
AMI STEWART 'KNOCK ON WOOD' (4)
RACEY 'LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME' (3)
PROMISES 'BABY IT'S YOU' (2)
BLONDIE 'HEART OF GLASS' (1)

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