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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The Beatles became early pioneers on promoting singles through music videos in 1967 when they premier on Top Of The Pops “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”

On February 9, 1967, The Beatles sent promotional films of their new single to be broadcast on Top Of The Pops instead of actually performing it on stage

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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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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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The day the Sex Pistols tricked the BBC when they performed “Pretty Vacant” at the Top Of The Pops

Despite the protests, the Sex Pistols first appearance on the popular BBC chart show took place on July 21, 1977 where they lip-synced “Pretty Vacant” emphasizing the last syllable…

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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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