Saturday, May 7, 2011
Top Of The Pops
Countless acts have appeared on the long-running show, many appearing multiple times. Status Quo stands as the act with the most appearances on TOTP. The nicknames for the Spice Girls (Baby,Posh Scary,Sporty and Ginger) were coined on the show and stayed with the act their entire carreer. In the beginning acts would mime their songs to a pre-recorded track, but due to various disputes with the Musicians Union, started in later years to alternate between performing fully live and singing live to a backing track and occasionally returning to full on miming. Many times artists who resented the miming or simply didn't take it seriously would be seen obviously showing in various ways that they weren't singing or playing.
The following are some TOTP performances throughout the decades: