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Still Rockin’

by | 13th, September 2002

‘WHICH band has made most appearances on Top Of The Pops? A little trivia question for you, the answer to which is, of course, Status Quo who this evening make their 106th appearance on the show.

G, E and C minor – it’s thirsty work

They still only play three chords, but they’ll have played those three chords a hell of a lot of times and tonight they put them all together for a special rendition of their 1977 classic Rockin’ All Over The World.

The occasion? Tonight is the 2,000th edition of the BBC show, which originally aired back in 1964. Broadcast from a converted church in Manchester, it was originally commissioned for only six shows – but quickly proved a hit.

Whether the standard of the acts on TOTP is as good now as it was then or at any time in the intervening years is a matter for debate, but the show itself is a genuine institution.

Tonight features Appleton, Wyclef Jean, Tom Jones, N-Trance, White Lines and, of course, Atomic Kitten’s cover of the Blondie classic The Tide Is High. Poptastic!

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