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Top Of The Pops Annual 1981


Top Of The Pops Annual 1981


Gary Numan


Ken Irwin


World Distributors Ltd

How old:

This Book is old!

Release Date:

October 1st 1981


Hardcover 64 pages



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United Kingdom 

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The Rats Roar On 5
Jimmy Savile — Why I’m Deadly Serious about Top of the Pops’ 6
Fleetwood Mac 9
Gary Numan —The Pleasure Principle Kid 10
Eternal Cliff 12 
Pop Puzzle — Crossword 13
Rocking Rod 14 I
Fly Away To Success with Wings 16
Bryan Ferry — The future for me and Roxy Music 18
Hot Chocolate 21
ABBA —the Superprofessionals 22
Salute the Queen 24
Popquiz No.1 25
Snap — the Photos Just Click 26
Bee Gees: World Superstars 28
Pop into the 80s 30
Mixed Up Stars — Quiz 33
The Mods are Backs 34
lan Dury 36
Gentlemen Prefer Blondie 37
Elvis Costello — Pop’s Curious Character 38
Commodores 40
Elkie and her Favourite Music 41
EltonJohn — Superlsar! 44
Why ELO Nearly Gave Up on Britain 45
Bad Girl No Longer — That’s Sizzling Donna Summer 48
A Man and His Music — Gerry Rafferty Style 50
Kate Bush — Our Top Female Singer? 52
Noel Edmonds says ‘I Owe Everything to Top of the Pops’ 53
Popquiz No.2 56
Where Are They Now? 57
Supertramp — the Unknown Superstars 60
Quiz Answersand Crossword Solutions 61


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Between 1973 until 1983, World Distributors and then World International produced Top Of The Pop Annuals. These included pop posters and pin ups, interviews, photographs, pictures and features on a range of topics like the dancers, choreography, rise and fall of punk music and various artists, singers and rock groups.

Included Featurettes:

Boomtown Rats, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Numan, Rod Stewart, Wings, Bryan Ferry, Hot Chocolate, Abba, Bee Gees, Ian Dury, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Commodores, Elkie Brooks,Elton John, ELO, Donna Summer, Gerry Rafferty

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Donna Summer.