And now I am almost three years old. Another relaunch, the (& Radio) Subtitle? Midtitle? was dropped in August and the paper left the Billboard organisation in early July moving to Spotlight Publications. Can’t imagine that went down too well with Editorial as they were housed in Carnaby Street before moving to Benwell Street into a building that seems now to be the Jamie Oliver Cookery School. Magazines as before courtesy of World Radio History.
The Rubettes – Saturday Night was a flexi disc. If you’ve any interest in the learning about this almost disposable medium, I suggest starting here with a DJ Food video.
The UK Charts I have just realised are available at officialcharts.com so here is the chart for September 8th, 1974 which is listed in Record & Popswop Mirror cover date September 21st, 1974. This does make things a bit easier as I don’t need to correct dodgy OCR to get a text list to mangle into spotify. Now, I just need to work on scraping the content automatically and inserting it into Spotify. Then maybe a bad pun bot.
And of course, the US Charts are available online at billboard.com, which is a bit of a blessing as they’re getting harder to read. The paper was in broadsheet form at this time and as such, the scans can be a bit murky due to age, original stock.
There are a couple of tracks not on Spotify, R. Dean Taylor – Window Shopping & Rain with Stephanie De Sykes – Born With a Smile On My Face.
Missing from Spotify in the US Charts, Sami Jo – It Could Have Been Me.
The US chart for this issue of the paper is here. FWIW, the charts are a couple days out of sync here because of the cover mounted flexi disc.
The Karate sequence can be seen here, if you’re as morbidly curious as I am as to learn what passed for entertainment in 1974.
Extracts from Bowie’s albums doesn’t exactly sound like a great deal. And inevitably it’s a bit rubbish.
Available for 50p at the time of writing. 7 times the cover price of Record & Popswop Mirror.
It’s kind of unfortunate that the pages didn’t have colour, I imagine that Lovelight day glo colour print would be quite something to behold.
Ah, looks like someone on digitalspy remembers.