Volume 41 (SHM 880) - October 1974
Many moons ago, some sage old character said: "If you can make a better mousetrap than anyone else, then the world will beat a path to your door", or something like that. Anyhow, you've got the message.
Yes, we've got the world (or a large chunk of it) beating a path to our door, not that we have made a better mousetrap than anyone else in the world. Sibilant Spaniards, merry Moroccans, jovial Germans, canny Canadians, fresh-faced Finns, superior Swedes, amiable Americans, affable Africans and a host of other folk from far away come clamouring every eight weeks for TOP OF THE POPS, the best of its kind in the world. Oh! we nearly forgot! There are about a quarter of a million progressive pop people in Brave Britain who also take our albums hot from the press.
Which makes us rather proud of our achievement.
This is why our 41st edition, and every issue has given joy to many, many thousands of youngsters (and oldies!) everywhere.
So grab your copy, grab a piece of the Pop scene with fabulous “TOP OF THE POPS” and see how it grabs you.
Comments: Bruce Baxter explained in Mojo (issue 82) how this recording of "All I Want Is You" came about: "I used to drink in a pub in St. Albans, and ran into a computer programmer who just lived Bryan Ferry. His name was Bert Meagher. We got him a union card, and thereafter he did Bryan Ferry."