Top of the Pops - The Promos

Top of the Pops - The Promos
This is a list of the surviving promotional clips that were filmed especially for TOTP and are confirmed to exist either in the BBC archive or other Archives around the world.
Here they are listed by each year from 1964 to 1975.


Artist Song Title Date Type In BBC Archive Source
Roy Orbison Pretty Woman 22nd Oct 64 Promo Yes
Cliff Richard Visions 11th Aug 66 Promo No Mute Copy Exists
Rolling Stones Have You Seen Your Mother.. 29th Sep 66 Promo Yes
Spencer Davis Group I'm A Man 2nd Feb 67 Promo Yes Specially Shot for TOTP
Monkees Alternate Title 6th Jul 67 Promo Yes
The Beatles All You Need Is Love 27th Jul 67 Promo Yes Not Beatles Version
Four Tops Seven Rooms of Gloom 20th Jul 67 Promo No
The Move Flowers in the Rain 28th Sep 67 Promo No Colour Promo
The Beatles Hello Goodbye 25th Dec 67 Promo Yes
Richard Harris McArthur Park 18th Jul 68 Promo Yes
The Archies Sugar Sugar 27th Nov 69 Promo No
Chicago I'm A Man 22nd Jan 70 Promo Yes
Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 5th Mar 70 Promo Yes Not Complete
Judy Collins Both Sides Now 12th Feb 70 Promo Yes
Peter Paul & Mary Leaving on a Jet Plane 19th Feb 70 Promo Yes
Andy Williams Can't Help Falling in Love 19th Feb 70 Promo No At BFI/NFA
Kenny Rogers Something's Burning 26th Mar 70 Promo Yes
Bob & Marcia You Gifted and Black 2nd Apr 70 Promo Yes
Pipkins Gimmie Dat Ding 9th Apr 70 Promo Yes
Juicy Lucy Who Do You love 23rd Apr 70 Promo Yes
Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun 7th May 70 Promo Yes
Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin, John 28th May 70 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley Kentucky Rain 4th Jun 70 Promo Yes
Herman's Hermits Bet Yer Life I Do 4th Jun 70 Promo Yes
Nicky Thomas Love of the Common People 9th Jul 70 Promo Yes
Fairweather Natural Sinner 30th Jul 70 Promo Yes
Smokey Robinson Tears of a Clown 6th Aug 70 Promo Yes
Chicago 29 or 6 to 4 13th Aug 70 Promo Yes
Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 10th Sep 70 Promo Yes
Freda Payne Band of Gold 17th Sep 70 Promo Yes
Creedence Clearwater Revival Long As I Can See The Light 24th Sep 70 Promo Yes
The Carpenters Close To You 1st Oct 70 Promo Yes
Temptations Ball Of Confusion 8th Oct 70 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley I've Lost You 19th Nov 70 Promo Yes
Glen Campbell It's Only Make Believe 3rd Dec 70 Promo Yes
Status Quo In My Chair Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Canned Heat Sugar Bee Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Tin Tin Is That The Way Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Ronnie Hawkins Down In The Alley Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Three Dog Night Joy To The World 1st Jan 71 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley You Don't Have to say.. 28th Jan 71 Promo Yes
The Early Music Consort Wedding March 4th Mar 71 Promo Yes
Deep Purple Strange Kind of Woman 11th Mar 71 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley There Goes My Everything 1st Apr 71 Promo Yes
The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You 13th May 71 Promo Yes
McGuinness Flint Malt and Barley Blues 20th May 71 Promo Yes
Tony Christie I Did What I Did For Maria 27th May 71 Promo Yes
Blue Mink Banner Man 10th Jun 71 Promo Yes
Hurricane Smith Don't Let It Die 24th Jun 71 Promo Yes
Lobo Me and You & Dog Named Boo 8th Jul 71 Promo Yes
Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man 15th Jul71 Promo Yes
Greyhound Black and White 22nd Jul 71 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 29th Jul 71 Promo Yes
Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 5th Aug 71 Promo Yes
George Harrison Bangla Desh 19th Aug 71 Promo Yes
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood Did You Ever 2nd Sep 71 Promo Yes
Cat Stevens Moon Shadow 7th Oct 71 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley I'm Leaving 21st Oct 71 Promo Yes
AL Green Tired of Being Alone 28th Oct 71 Promo Yes
Springwater I Will Return 4th Nov 71 Promo Yes
Cher Gypsies Tramps & Thieves 11th Nov 71 Promo Yes
The Doors Riders on a Storm 25th Nov 71 Promo Yes
Benny Hill Ernie 2nd Dec 71 Promo Yes
Middle of the Road Soley Soley 2nd Dec 71 Promo Yes
Bee Gees My World Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Buffy Sainte-Marie I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Bread Everything I Own Unknown Promo Yes Unbroadcast
Melanie Brand New Key 6th Jan 72 Promo Yes
John Barry  'The Persuaders' Theme 20th Jan 72 Promo Yes
The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her 27th Jan 72 Promo Yes
Don McLean American Pie 17th Feb 72 Promo Yes
Nilsson Without You 17th Feb 72 Promo Yes
Ringo Starr Back Off Boogaloo 6th Apr 72 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley Until It's Time For You To Go 13th Apr 72 Promo Yes
Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love 20th Apr 72 Promo Yes
Jo Jo Gunne Run Run Run 27th Apr 72 Promo Yes
Sly & Family Stone Running Away 27th Apr 72 Promo Yes
David Cassidy Could It Be Forever 4th May 72 Promo Yes
Diana Ross Doobedood'ndoobe 25th May 72 Promo Yes
Chi-Lites Oh Girl 15th Jun 72 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley American Trilogy 22nd Jun 72 Promo Yes Not Complete
Donny Osmond Puppy Love 29th Jun 72 Promo Yes
Love Unlimited Walking in the Rain.. 6th Jul 72 Promo Yes
Partridge Family Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 20th Jul 72 Promo Yes
Faron Young It's Four in the Morning 3rd Aug 72 Promo Yes
David Bowie John I'm Only Dancing 28th Sep 72 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley Burning Love 5th Oct 72 Promo Yes
Python Lee Jackson In A Broken Dream 26th Oct 72 Promo Yes Rod Stewart
Shag Loop Di Love 2nd Nov 72 Promo Yes
John Lennon Happy Xmas 14th Dec 72 Promo Yes
Elvis Presley Always on my Mind 21st Dec 72 Promo Yes
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now 18th Jan 73 Promo Yes
David Bowie The Laughing Gnome 4th Oct 73 Promo No Doesn't Feature Bowie.
Ringo Starr Photograph 1st Nov 73 Promo Yes
Andy Kim Rock Me Gently 13th Sep 74 Promo Yes
Johnny Bristol Hang on in There Baby 13th Sep 74 Promo Yes
Rod Stewart & Faces You Can Make Me Dance... 12th Dec 74 Totp Insert (b&w promo) No Apparently Misfiled in BBC

last update - october 2014