Starting on January 1st 1964, Top Of The Pops (TOTP), was THE pop programme to be on. Bands used to listen to the charts on Tuesday, and if they had gone up in the charts (or sometimes stayed the same), managers didn't stray too far away from their phones in case they got the call to appear on Thursday's show (which was recorded on Wednesdays).
Read interviews with pop stars and many of them will say that it was their ambition to appear on the show, and once you had appeared - you had `made it'.
TOTP could break you as well as make you, a poor performance could see sales drop off, but a good one could see you up at the top.
Across these 6 CD's there are 125 examples of what we used to listen to. The pick of the biggest hits that were performed on the show' from The Hollies (who featured on the first show in 1964) to Lily Allen in 2006.
Over forty years of musical history with each decade having a disc of it's own.
All we needed to make this collection complete was Pan's People!