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Argh! Our eyes! Colour telly meant all kinds of changes at the Pops, but none more so eye-lickingly ace than the costumed fancies of the Bowies, Bolans, Slades, Wizzards and Sweets of the pop world. And while the world outside was jobless, poor or on strike, the peacocks in the Pops studio did their bit to cheer up the nation week after week.

The eye candy didn't stop there either. The glam brigade were soon joined by security risk-inducing boy bands (Jackson Five, Osmonds, Bay City Rollers), gliding hordes of disco nutters and the all spitting, all pogoing punk movement. The past was so bright, everyone had to wear shades.

Check out clips from this decade
  1   John Lennon - 'Instant Karma'
Performed 5th February Decmber 1970
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  2   T-Rex - 'Get It On'
Performed 27th December 1971
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  3   Jackson Five - 'Rockin Robin'
Performed 28th December 1972
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  4   The Osmonds - 'Crazy Horses'
Performed 2nd November 1972
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  5   David Bowie - 'Changes'
Performed 10th July 1973
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  5   ABBA - 'Waterloo'
Performed 11th April 1974
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  5   Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Performed 8th November 1976
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  5   Boney M - 'Rivers Of Babylon'
Performed 30th November 1978
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  5   Blondie - 'Denis'
Performed 9th March 1978
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  5   Ian Dury & The Blockheads - 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'
Performed 19th January 1979
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  5   Can't see what you want?
We've got loads of '70s clips to view on TOTP2 Online
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  Tom Jones Pan-era pop legend Tom Jones first appeared on the show in February 1965, but recently, he offered us a rare insight into wearing make-up, getting his ring out, and his power over the birds. The little scamp! Read The Interview
 
     
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