1976: Alice Cooper must have left something of an impression if Heavy Metal Kids are anything to go by. Watch for the bloke at 0:33. Meanwhile, given the frankly ungrooveable TVC15 by David Bowie to work something for, Flick Colby basically gives up and tells the blokes in the group to do whatever.
1982: Co-presented by John Peel and Debbie Harry. A dream ticket, though in what seems to survive in the public forum Debbie appears to be more a guest. It's cut short by the FA Cup final replay, hence Peel's comment at the end of the link into Genesis, Phil still multitasking. Peel debuted his famous 'LIVERPOOL CHAMPIONS' jumper here, and in case you wondered Smash Hits had the answer...
1993: Suede do with a small cloud of dry ice, Lenny Kravitz dons a hat and gets shot through a kaleidoscope, Tears For Fears get first refusal on the smart new video screen.
2001: What an odd show this was. From the not too glamorous sounding Pennington’s in Bradford, the show marked both the Music Live event and the twentieth anniversary of 1981 by bringing on some stars of the day to perform a hit - ABC, Eddy Grant, Midge Ure, Roxy Music - and a couple of newer bands to cover songs of the year, Reef riding roughshod over Start Me Up, Spooks taking on Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. The big finish? Soft Cell.