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Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:03 pm
by john poole
Not an aficionado, but I recall that Soft Cell had a hit with another Northern Soul cover - 'What' by Judy Street. I thought it was the other one in Soft Cell, rather than Marc Almond, who was the big Northern Soul devotee.

Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:20 am
by john poole
The Showstoppers on Top of the Pops in 1971 when Ain't Nothing But a Houseparty was a hit for the second time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHv8wPwt93o

Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:44 am
by AndyM
john poole wrote:The Showstoppers on Top of the Pops in 1971 when Ain't Nothing But a Houseparty was a hit for the second time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHv8wPwt93o


Wonderful stuff, thanks John. I must have seen that, as I never missed TOTP in those days, but no recollection of it.

Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:27 pm
by john poole
AndyM wrote:I must have seen that, as I never missed TOTP in those days, but no recollection of it.
This was the line-up -

ATOMIC ROOSTER – Tomorrow Night
RAY STEVENS – Can We Get To That
THE MIXTURES – The Pushbike Song
LYNN ANDERSON – Rose Garden (video) (and charts)
THE SHOWSTOPPERS – Ain’t Nothin’ But A Houseparty
PERRY COMO – It’s Impossible (video)
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD – Everything’s Tuesday (Pan’s People)
DANA – Who Put The Lights Out
THE FOUR SEASONS – Let’s Hang On
PAUL McCARTNEY – Another Day (crowd)
THE FOUR SEASONS – Medley GEORGE HARRISON – My Sweet Lord (crowd and credits)

The DJ links are Mute. Survives as a 'Studio Master' and not the Transmission version.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/e.watkins/ ... shows2.htm

Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:49 pm
by AndyM
It's quite likely (distressingly so, in fact) that I was so devoted to Atomic Rooster that the rest of the show was a blur.

Re: Who the hell were The Showstoppers ?

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:14 am
by Adam Blake
AndyM wrote:It's quite likely (distressingly so, in fact) that I was so devoted to Atomic Rooster that the rest of the show was a blur.


Haha! Me too. I had the first three albums at one time. All gone in the terrible Punk Purges. I've often missed them. The second ("Death Walks Behind You") had a centre spread of them looking very serious indeed in a graveyard. Oh, they're up on YouTube if I ever need a fix but it's not the same.