Sunday, 11 November 2012

11th November

1971: The 400th show, so obviously it's been wiped. The exchange of clips with foreign broadcasters means Cilla Black at least survives. Are those backing singers, backing dancers or techs who've sneaked onstage on the offchance?

1982: Yes, Mike Score's famous hairdo, but the A Flock Of Seagulls frontman cannot keep still, hopping from foot to foot throughout. None of that impetuousness from Clannad, literally presented as a group of people standing stock still. No flashy lights for this one, just a careful dry ice cascade. Here's the rundown, at the start of which Kid is flanked by a girl wearing a Farmer's Boys T-shirt and a man in some sort of Russian cosmonaut styled boiler suit.

1993: There's a reason why you're unlikely to remember Captain Hollywood Project and it's related to how you're unlikely to remember dancers when they're dressed as waiters. Elton John and Kiki Dee returned sans pink dungarees but with a lot of key change earnestness.

1 comment:

Aggy said...

Captain Hollywood were a German act. More & more was their biggest hit; top 10 in most of Europe.

Early this year they released a greatest hits album to celebrate 20 years in the biz. A realease met with such appathy that it took 6 months for anyone to get round to updating their German wikipedia page. To date the English page remains unupdated...