- British punk rock group Sex Pistols appear on Top of the Pops for the first time as their single Pretty Vacant has entered the charts at no.7. The weekly music programme based on the UK charts shows a video of the group performing the song live. Pretty Vacant is the only song in the Top 20 to be featured on the show (save for Fanfare for the Common Man in fade out), a sign of a somewhat stagnating chart.
Top of the Pops
introduced by Kid Jensen
- The Real Thing – Love’s Such A Wonderful Thing (-)
- Rita Coolidge – We’re All Alone (Video) (24)
- The Saints – This Perfect Day (41)
- The Commodores – Easy (21) (Danced To By Legs & Co)
- Dave Edmunds – I Knew The Bride (30)
- Jigsaw – If I Have To Go Away (-)
- Supertramp – Give A Little Bit (29) (Video)
- Cilla Black – I Wanted To Call It Off (-)
- Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (video) (7)
- Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again (1) rpt.
- Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man (2) (And Credits)