July 26, 2006 - The final edition of Top of the Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London. The show was co-hosted by veteran disc jockey Sir Jimmy Savile, its very first presenter. Classic performances from the Spice Girls, Wham, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Robbie Williams featured in the show alongside the Rolling Stones ‘ who were the very first band to appear on Top of the Pops on New Year's Day in 1964. •• #topofthepops #thisdayinmusic #2000s #bbc #tv #rock #pop
ADAM WEST ICON OF ROBIN AND BATMAN TV SERIES IN THE 60's PASSED AWAY Adam West, TV's ‘Batman,' dies at 88 Published June 10, 2017 Variety Adam West has passed away at age 88 Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles.He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives.He was and always
With its “Wham! Pow!” onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of ’60s kitsch. The half-hour action comedy was such a hit that it aired twice a week on ABC at its peak. But within two seasons, the show’s popularity slumped as quickly as it soared.