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25-12-73: Presenters: Tony Blackburn & Noel Edmonds
(-) SLADE – Cum On Feel The Noize
Who better than Slade to get us underway with their fourth of six number ones.
(-) DONNY OSMOND – Young Love (video)
With his first of three number ones.
(-) SUZI QUATRO – Can The Can
And the first of two number one hits for Suzi.
(-) SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA – Eye Level (Theme From The T.V. Series ‘Van Der Valk’)
Made it to number one in September 1973, but it was their only hit.
(-) LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND – Long Haired Lover From Liverpool (video)
Last year's Christmas number one but Little Jimmy didn't have another one.
(-) THE SWEET – Blockbuster
Performing their only number one hit.
(-) DAWN feat. TONY ORLANDO – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree ®
This was Dawn's second of two number one hits.
(-) GILBERT O’SULLIVAN – Get Down (danced to by Pan’s People)
His second of two number one hits.
(-) GARY GLITTER – I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
His first of three number ones ~ though will be edited out of the show of course. But I haven't had chance to watch it yet!
(30) DAVID CASSIDY – Daydreamer (video)
His second of two number ones.
(-) 10cc – Rubber Bullets
With their first of three number one hits.
(-) PETERS & LEE – Welcome Home
Their only number one hit, taken from their huge number one album, We Can Make It.
(-) WIZZARD – See My Baby Jive
Performing their first of two number one hits.
(1) SLADE – Merry Xmas Everybody (and credits)
In the year when it was brand new, and it was their sixth and final number one hit.
A huge thanks from me to everyone who reads and contributes to this blog, your efforts and insights are always very much appreciated, and so I'd like to say to you all:
Merry Top of the Pops-mas Everybody!