I've now amended my previously incorrect positioning of the Smiley Culture performance above (there was such an impressive editing job in the early evening edition that I didn't think it could possibly have been where it was according to Popscene!) and added details of another segment that was edited out then but was in the late night version.
Gary Davies saying Scottish female duo Strawberry Switchblade are from Liverpool.
(and that Bruce is a 26 at the end of ep not 36)
I think he - or maybe it was Peter Powell - also referred to Prince as if a group. But maybe at least one of the releases of this single had the credit "...and the Revolution".
Blondini wrote:The female on Say Yeah was none other than Gwen Guthrie but the performance on TOTP featured future Brit hitmaker Haywoode (Roses).
I thought I recognised her, but wasn't sure. But I had no idea who else had originally sung it . . . . .
And - this floored me! - Russ Abbot's Atmosphere (sort of a very belated Christmas hit) was co-composed by Steve Rodway AKA Motiv-8 (behind Gina G's Oooh Aaah... and several great dance hits and remxes under Motiv-8 name).
. . . . . and nor was I aware of this connection to at least one other hit (and quite possibly more) in my collection !
There are more very late night opportunities to see again editions from 1981 that were first repeated two years ago, before we return to 1985 on Thursday:
Monday night 0100 : 04/06/1981 (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Imagination, Phil Collins, Squeeze, The Jam)
Monday night 0135 : 18/06/1981 (Linx, Phil Collins, Odyssey, The Specials, Imagination, Smokey Robinson)
Tuesday night 0100 : 25/06/1981 (Evasions, Randy Crawford, Depeche Mode, Elaine Paige, Kirsty MacColl)
Tuesday night 0135 : 16/07/1981 (Spandau Ballet, Saxon, Third World, Kate Bush, Bad Manners)
Wednesday night 0100 : 23/07/1981 (The Vapors, Tight Fit, Gidea Park, Sheena Easton, Visage, The Specials)
Wednesday night 0135 : 30/07/1981 (Kim Wilde, The Undertones, Duran Duran, Bill Wyman, Stevie Wonder)