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Here is a list of surviving promotional films top of the pops 1964-1974.

The tracks listed below are known or rumoured to exist in either
The BBC Archive, private collections, official video/dvd releases or on bootlegs.
Tracks marked in Red are unconfirmed.

These Promotional Films are a mix of 'Official' record company films and films that were especially commissioned for BBC's Top of the Pops.


1964 - 1974

Artist Song Title Date Type In BBC Archive Source
    Roy Orbison Pretty Woman 22nd Oct 64 Promo   Yes
    Cliff Richard Visions 11th Aug 66 Promo   No Mute Copy Exists
    Rolling Stones Have You Seen Your Mother.. 29th Sep 66 Promo   Yes
    Spencer Davis Group I'm A Man 2nd Feb 67 Promo   Yes Specially Shot for TOTP
    Monkees Alternate Title 6th Jul 67 Promo   Yes
    The Beatles All You Need Is Love 27th Jul 67 Promo   Yes Not Beatles Version
    Four Tops Seven Rooms of Gloom 20th Jul 67 Promo   No
    The Move Flowers in the Rain 28th Sep 67 Promo   No Colour Promo
    The Beatles Hello Goodbye 25th Dec 67 Promo   Yes
    Richard Harris McArthur Park 18th Jul 68 Promo   Yes
    The Archies Sugar Sugar 27th Nov 69 Promo   No
    Chicago I'm A Man 22nd Jan 70 Promo   Yes
    Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 5th Mar 70 Promo   Yes Not Complete
    Judy Collins Both Sides Now 12th Feb 70 Promo   Yes
    Peter Paul & Mary Leaving on a Jet Plane 19th Feb 70 Promo   Yes
  Andy Williams Can't Help Falling in Love 19th Feb 70 Promo   No At BFI/NFA
    Kenny Rogers Something's Burning 26th Mar 70 Promo   Yes
    Bob & Marcia You Gifted and Black 2nd Apr 70 Promo   Yes
    Pipkins Gimmie Dat Ding 9th Apr 70 Promo   Yes
    Juicy Lucy Who Do You love 23rd Apr 70 Promo   Yes
    Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun 7th May 70 Promo   Yes
    Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin, John 28th May 70 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley Kentucky Rain 4th Jun 70 Promo   Yes
    Herman's Hermits Bet Yer Life I Do 4th Jun 70 Promo   Yes
    Nicky Thomas Love of the Common People 9th Jul 70 Promo   Yes
    Fairweather Natural Sinner 30th Jul 70 Promo   Yes
    Smokey Robinson Tears of a Clown 6th Aug 70 Promo   Yes
    Chicago 29 or 6 to 4 13th Aug 70 Promo   Yes
    Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 10th Sep 70 Promo   Yes
    Freda Payne Band of Gold 17th Sep 70 Promo   Yes
    Creedence Clearwater Revival Long As I Can See The Light 24th Sep 70 Promo   Yes
    The Carpenters Close To You 1st Oct 70 Promo   Yes
    Temptations Ball Of Confusion 8th Oct 70 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley I've Lost You 19th Nov 70 Promo   Yes
    Glen Campbell It's Only Make Believe 3rd Dec 70 Promo   Yes
    Status Quo In My Chair Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Canned Heat Sugar Bee Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Tin Tin Is That The Way Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Ronnie Hawkins Down In The Alley Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Three Dog Night Joy To The World 1st Jan 71 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley You Don't Have to say.. 28th Jan 71 Promo   Yes
    The Early Music Consort Wedding March 4th Mar 71 Promo   Yes
    Deep Purple Strange Kind of Woman 11th Mar 71 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley There Goes My Everything 1st Apr 71 Promo   Yes
    The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You 13th May 71 Promo   Yes
    McGuinness Flint Malt and Barley Blues 20th May 71 Promo   Yes
    Tony Christie I Did What I Did For Maria 27th May 71 Promo   Yes
    Blue Mink Banner Man 10th Jun 71 Promo   Yes
    Hurricane Smith Don't Let It Die 24th Jun 71 Promo   Yes
    Lobo Me and You & Dog Named Boo 8th Jul 71 Promo   Yes
    Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man 15th Jul71 Promo   Yes
    Greyhound Black and White 22nd Jul 71 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 29th Jul 71 Promo   Yes
    Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 5th Aug 71 Promo   Yes
    George Harrison Bangla Desh 19th Aug 71 Promo   Yes
    Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood Did You Ever 2nd Sep 71 Promo   Yes
    Cat Stevens Moon Shadow 7th Oct 71 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley I'm Leaving 21st Oct 71 Promo   Yes
    AL Green Tired of Being Alone 28th Oct 71 Promo   Yes
    Springwater I Will Return 4th Nov 71 Promo   Yes
    Cher Gypsies Tramps & Thieves 11th Nov 71 Promo   Yes
    The Doors Riders on a Storm 25th Nov 71 Promo   Yes
    Benny Hill Ernie 2nd Dec 71 Promo   Yes
    Middle of the Road Soley Soley 2nd Dec 71 Promo   Yes
    Bee Gees My World Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Buffy Sainte-Marie I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Bread Everything I Own Unknown Promo   Yes Unbroadcast
    Melanie Brand New Key 6th Jan 72 Promo   Yes
    John Barry  'The Persuaders' Theme 20th Jan 72 Promo   Yes
    The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her 27th Jan 72 Promo   Yes
    Don McLean American Pie 17th Feb 72 Promo   Yes
    Nilsson Without You 17th Feb 72 Promo   Yes
    Ringo Starr Back Off Boogaloo 6th Apr 72 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley Until It's Time For You To Go 13th Apr 72 Promo   Yes
    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love 20th Apr 72 Promo   Yes
    Jo Jo Gunne Run Run Run 27th Apr 72 Promo   Yes
    Sly & Family Stone Running Away 27th Apr 72 Promo   Yes
    David Cassidy Could It Be Forever 4th May 72 Promo   Yes
    Diana Ross Doobedood'ndoobe 25th May 72 Promo   Yes
    Chi-Lites Oh Girl 15th Jun 72 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley American Trilogy 22nd Jun 72 Promo   Yes Not Complete
    Donny Osmond Puppy Love 29th Jun 72 Promo   Yes
    Love Unlimited Walking in the Rain.. 6th Jul 72 Promo   Yes
    Partridge Family Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 20th Jul 72 Promo   Yes
    Faron Young It's Four in the Morning 3rd Aug 72 Promo   Yes
    David Bowie John I'm Only Dancing 28th Sep 72 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley Burning Love 5th Oct 72 Promo   Yes
    Python Lee Jackson In A Broken Dream 26th Oct 72 Promo   Yes Rod Stewart
    Shag Loop Di Love 2nd Nov 72 Promo   Yes
    John Lennon Happy Xmas 14th Dec 72 Promo   Yes
    Elvis Presley Always on my Mind 21st Dec 72 Promo   Yes
    Harold Melvin & Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now 18th Jan 73 Promo   Yes
    Ringo Starr Photograph 1st Nov 73 Promo   Yes
    Andy Kim Rock Me Gently 13th Sep 74 Promo   Yes
    Johnny Bristol Hang on in There Baby 13th Sep 74 Promo   Yes
    Rod Stewart & Faces You Can Make Me Dance... 12th Dec 74 Totp Insert (b&w promo)   No Apparently Misfiled in BBC

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