French song “Je T’Aime…Moin Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin reaches No.1 but gets censored by BBC

In 1969 BBC’s Top Of The Pops refused to air for the first time in their history the No.1 song, “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, the French song became one of the most censored during the 1960’s

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Legendary Radio DJ John Peel was born 80 years ago

One of the most important DJ’s in modern music history, the British John Peel left a strong and enduring legacy from a career that had as much impact and importance as the thousands of band’s he promoted

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In 1972 David Bowie changes Pop and Rock music forever with his “Starman” performance at Top Of The Pops

When Bowie embodied Ziggy Stardust and performed “Starman”, he influenced just about every future major British music star that was watching the TV at that minute

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In 1967, BBC’s Top Of The Pops broadcast The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Purple Haze”

By May 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was already established in Europe as one of the biggest Rock acts. BBC broadcast their performance of “Purple Haze” at the Top Of The Pops on May 4, 1967

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In 1970 John Lennon becomes the first solo Beatle to appear on Top Of The Pops when he performs his single “Instant Karma!”

John Lennon was officially still a Beatles member when he performed his hit single “Instant Karma!” on BBC’s Top Of The Pops. The song, which is considered one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history scored a big hit for Lennon and remains one of his most popular ones

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Nirvana performed an unique version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British TV show Top Of The Pops on this day in 1991

In 1991 Nirvana were invited to play the popular British TV Show Top Of The Pops. Not happy with the show’s demand to lip-sync Kurt Cobain literally tried to swallow the microphone while singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” an octave lower

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