Annuals & Books

Here you will find information on the Top of the Pops annuals, which were released between 1973 to 1983, by World Distributors (later World International).

The content below has been taken directly from the original TOTP2 website, which was archived by the BBC in 2007, and which is no longer accessibile on a modern browser.


1974 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
1) "10 Years Of Top of the Pops!"
2) Pan's People on their time on Top of the Pops
3) 'The Big American Invasion": Osmonds, David Cassidy
4) "The Girls In Pop": Lynsey de Paul, Olivia Newton John, Carly Simon, Melanie
5) "Why The Jacksons Are so Fab"
6) "The Glitter Boys": Gary Glitter, The Sweet, David Bowie, Marc Bolan.

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
The Osmonds, Marc Bolan, The Sweet, Slade, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Savile, David Cassidy, Elvis Presley,David Bowie, Gary Glitter, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music, Tony Blackburn, Noel Edmonds, Elton John.


1975 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
1) "Jimmy Savile - The Daddy of the DJs"
2) "Touring America With Slade"
3) "Osmondmania"
4) "Roy Wood"
5)"The Backers - Pan's People, The Ladybirds and Johnny Pearson"
6) "Top Deejays - Noel Edmonds, Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn"
7) "If it's black, it's really beautiful..." (history of black music)

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Jimmy Savile, Noel Edmonds, Tony Blackburn, Nazareth, Status Quo, David Essex, Gilbert O'Sullivan, David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, Mud, Gary Glitter, Roy Wood, David Bowie, Slade, The Carpenters, Alvin Stardust.


1976 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
1) "The Osmonds - They're So Professional...says Robin Nash"
2) "Lucky Old Me" says Gary Glitter
3) "Deejays On The Right Track" (Noel Edmonds and DLT racing car exploits)
4) "The Amazing Little Man" - Elton John
5) "It's Tough Being A Pans Person"
6) "How To Become A Pop Mi££ionaire" by Mickie Most

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
David Esssex, Slade, Donny Osmond, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Queen, Gary Glitter, Bay City Rollers.


1977 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
1) "How Real Is David Bowie?"
2) "David Essex - The Star Success Will Never Change"
3) "Steve Harley - The Toughest Cockney Rebel In Town"
4) "So You Want To Be A Disc Jockey? Well, Here's How...Says Jimmy Savile"
5) "If You've Got It, Then Flaunt It...Says Rod Stewart"

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
David Essex, David Bowie, Steve Harley, Leo Sayer, Roy Wood, Wings, Elton John, Roxy Music, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Mud, Donny Osmond, Queen, Bay City Rollers, Procol Harum, Sweet, Slade, ELO, Hot Chocolate, Jim Capaldi, Art Garfunkel, Pilot, Dave Lee Travis/Noel Edmonds, Jimmy Savile/Tony Blackburn, Rod Stewart.


1978 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
5000 Volts, Slik, The G Band, Guys 'n' Dolls, Sailor, Steve Harley, Thin Lizzy, ELO, Abba, Wings, Jethro Tull, Showaddywaddy, Gallagher & Lyle, Paul Nicholas, Bad Company.

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
David Essex, Peter Frampton, Bob Marley, Elton John.


1979 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
Roger Daltrey, David Soul, 10CC, David Essex, Abba, Smokie, Paul McCartney, Steve Gibbons Band, Dr Hook, David Bowie, Neil Diamond, Peter Frampton, Thin Lizzy, Status Quo, Chicago, John Miles.
Plus"Punk? It's Revitalised The Rock Scene" featuring The Jam,The Stranglers, Boomtown Rats.

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Peter Frampton, John Miles


1980 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
Blondie, Legs & Co, 10CC, David Essex, The Who, Buzzcocks, The Jam, Bee Gees, Elton John, Sioxsie and the Banshees, Sham 69, The Stranglers, Status Quo, Lindisfarne, Barry Manilow, Thin Lizzy, Boomtown Rats, Rolling Stones, Leo Sayer.

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Bee Gees, Legs & Co.


1981 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
Boomtown Rats, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Numan, Rod Stewart, Wings, Bryan Ferry, Hot Chocolate, Abba, Bee Gees, Ian Dury, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Commodores, Elkie Brooks,Elton John, ELO, Donna Summer, Gerry Rafferty

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Donna Summer.


1982 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
Blondie
Mike Oldfield
The Who
The Jam
Legs & Co.
Bryan Ferry
BA Robertson.

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Thin Lizzy, Secret Affair, Sheena Easton, Sad Cafe, The Beat, Dexie's Midnight Runners, Satus Quo, Showaddywaddy, Elton John, The Police, David Bowie.


1983 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
David Jenson, Adam Ant, Midge Ure, Shakin' Stevens, Ian Dury, The Carpenters, Madness, Duran Duran, Japan, Police, Kim Wilde

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Linx, The Beat, OMD, Joe Jackson, Pretenders, Madness, Ultravox, The Jam, Modern Romance, ELO, Cliff Richard, Gary Numan, Duran Duran, Adam and the Ants.


1984 Annual

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Included Featurettes:
Culture Club, Toyah, Belle Stars, Yazoo, Human League, Shakatak, Elvis Costello, Depeche Mode, Madness, Paul McCarney, Ultravox, Soft Cell, Duran Duran, Kids From Fame

Full Page Colour Pin-Ups:
Ultravox, Madness, Kids From Fame, Police, Bad Manners, Kim Wilde, Yazoo, Supertramp, Belle Stars, Fun Boy Three, Paul McCartney, Spandau Ballet, , Hot Chocolate, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, Toyah.