Original broadcast LWT (ITV) ; Granada Plus rebroadcast 1999
Smokie (2 songs)
Supersonic regular John Miles pops up again with a great song about a 'substance user' who hits hard times ; John's got a perm here and looks a bit like Noddy Holder out of Slade !
Alvin Stardust does a hilarious Elvis impersonation (or was that his regular act) after a stint as 'guest presenter'.
The undoubted highlight of the show is the amazing Sparks ! Russell Mael prowls around the stage in a white jumpsuit whilst his brother plays the piano like a mad janitor they've drafted in at the last minute ...... Check out their album 'Indiscreet' from 1975 - it's brilliant, quirky pop-rock. They are still 'making music' - their recent albums are very good as well.
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