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1980-10-09

Events

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  • John Lennon is 40 years old. Wife Yoko Ono hires an aircraft to skywrite a message in the sky above their home, the Dakota building, in NYC. Their son Sean is also 5 years old on this day. (source: BB)

TV

  • BBC Two 7.55 pm Van Morrison at The Rainbow. This programme was originally shown as an Old Grey Whistle Testspecial in May 1974, when it marked BBCtv's first simultaneous broadcast of rock music in stereo with Radio 1. Introduced by Anne Nightingale. [1] 

Top of the Pops

presented by Peter Powell (full review in TOTP 80 here)

  1. Status Quo – What You’re Proposing (27)
    Status Quo What you're proposing 1980 Top of The Pops 9th October 1980

    Status Quo What you're proposing 1980 Top of The Pops 9th October 1980

  2. Diana Ross – My Old Piano (video) (5)
  3. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkEnola Gay
    OMD- Enola Gay (Top of the Pops - HQ)

    OMD- Enola Gay (Top of the Pops - HQ)

  4. Black Slate – Amigo
  5. Coffee – Casanova (danced to by Legs & Co)
  6. The Nolans – Gotta Pull Myself Together (video)
  7. Linx – You’re Lying (rpt.)
  8. Gilbert O'Sullivan – What’s In A Kiss? 
  9. Top 10 countdown
  10. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (video)
  11. Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. (crowd dancing) (and credits)
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