01/01/1964

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The first ever episode of the world's most popular music show. A new look at Britain's best-selling tracks, artists, and news from the Top 20.
Dusty Springfield opens the debut episode, with other performances from Dave Clark Five, The Hollies and The Beatles. Introduced by Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman.


Last Broadcast

1st Jan 1964
18:35


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Performances Featured

Chart #

I Only Want To Be With You
Dusty Springfield
Studio Performance

5

I Wanna Be Your Man
The Rolling Stones
Studio Performance

13

24 Hours From Tulsa
Gene Pitney
Audience Dancing

6

Glad All Over
Dave Clark Five
Studio Performance

2

Wishing Well
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Music Video

??

Don't Talk To Him
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Music Video

12

Stay
The Hollies
Studio Performance

21

She Loves You
The Beatles
Played Over The Charts

3

Hippy Hippy Shake
Swinging Blue Jeans
Studio Performance

10

You Were Made For Me
Freddie & The Dreamers
Studio Performance

4

I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
Music Video

1

Presentation

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Credits

PresenterJimmy Savile
PresenterAlan Freeman
DirectorJohnnie Stewart
ProducerJohnnie Stewart
SettingsKenneth Lawson

Showings

1st January 1964
18:35

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