Monday, January 29, 2007

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Thank Your Lucky Stars on Wikipedia
Thank Your Lucky Stars on BFI ScreenOnline
Thank Your Lucky Stars on YouTube

Thank Your Lucky Stars was an ITV pop show broadcast from 1961 to 1966 and a lot of the top bands performed on it. For millions of teenagers it was essential viewing. As well as featuring British artists, American guests were frequent visitors.

It would appear from the surviving footage that the bands mimed their latest 45. Occasionally a band was allowed to do two numbers (possibly the ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides of the latest single), and if you were pop royalty like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones you could do four numbers.

Audience participation was a strong feature of the show and the Spin-A-Disc section, where a guest D.J. and three teenagers reviewed three singles, is a very well remembered feature of Thank Your Lucky Stars. Generally American singles were reviewed.


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