Hello and welcome back. Reached 1,800 pages today in a surprisingly quick time, and also noticed it was coming up this time so managed to dedicate it to something special, namely the beates song Yesterday .
The single cropped up in an #OTD for 1976 as a re-release, or rather the first UK release proper, entered the charts as HNE on 16 March 1976. I was surprised to learn that it was never released as a single in the UK back in the 60s as apparently the group thought it would somehow spoil their image. It was however released in the US where it duly went to N1, and meanwhile crooner Matt Monro snapped up the opportunity to make a pretty penny out of a single release and took it into the UK charts himself. As the song was famously written onl…Read more >
Reached 1700 pages, as unceremoniously and as distractedly as usual, ie. I hardly noticed as things to be getting a bit' routine' these days. I'm pleased with progress although getting stuck in a rut a little bit re sources and material. It seesm otbe the usual TV / Radio / Charts / TOTP heading and only a few random events, although I'm thinking perhaps I may be able to get more news and trivia relative to specific dates in once a lot more dates have been put up.
I've just laid down a TV programmes Infobox, although the Wiki seems to take a little time in processing such info so won't be able to insert as many as I had planned today. Also I've decided 'TV programmes' is a better name for the category vs. 'TV shows' so I'll have to update t…Read more >
Again, achieving this number of pages passed me by so I didn't get to dedicate it to any particular subject, in fact I think it was the every unassuming 20 February 1975 with its video and picture-less Top of the Pops listing! This was one of the many shows that were 'wiped' from the BBC archives sometime after the mid-70s presumably becuase someone thought they weren't worth keeping. Happily that wasn't the case in successive years so we now have the many BBC Four TOTP re-runs, currently up to 1985 with 1981-82 re-re-running.
But going back that '75 TOTP it was interesting to see Slade's How Does It Feel opening the show although I'm wondering whether that was played over the opening chart rundown or if they were in the studio. The song is…Read more >
01 February 2018 and almost without realising it, we reached 1,500 pages today. I think N1500 might have been this fairly unassuming 01 February 1979 page. Anyway I dedicate it to my friend AS who was born OTD in 1978 (for which I have sadly found nothing in particular either in events or telly / radio!) It's been 13 calendar days since page 1400 so still good going.
I've decided to abandon the idea of a full list of OTD templates for each date as it clogs up the home page too much. This many need re-designing (again) as a consequence. I also found that a full list put me under undue pressure to produce as many date pages for that day as possible, which took a lot of fun out it all and made it feel too much like a work deadline every time. …Read more >
Hit the 1,400 page mark today, almost with realising. Here it is - a rather unassuming date and feature this time, rather than being dedicated to anything/anyone in particular.
When posting up this No.1 magazine section however, I was struck by how similar it was to the same Smash Hits , published a few days earlier: same features, same singles, same lyrics etc., although No.1 was a far inferior publication, and SH was definitely at its peak at this time. (That said No.1 did carry a rather interesting 'interim' ABC feature. I didn't know David Palmer joined Fry/White again after their 'cartoon' period when the dwarf and the blonde had evidently departed. ocean Blue had just been released as a single. I don't think the re-formed trio came t…Read more >
Reached page no.1300 today, and dedicated it one of my favourite artists, and certianly of the most important to pop culture, David Bowie. Today is also the day between the date of his birth (08 January) and that of his death (10 January).
Despite an immeasurable legacy, Bowie is still greatly missed.
100 pages completed since 20 December 2017, 20 calendar days and only around 5 working days. Getting faster.
Started concentrating more on media such as TV, UK charts and magazine covers/pages found on the net. The majority of pages are still Dates, and the log list of wanted pages grows even longer.
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- Reached 1,200 pages today. This is it and as it features a cartoon canine, I dedicate it to my adorable dog Mr. T.
- 100 pages compiled in 14 calendar days (9 working days = average 11.11 per day - a lot!)
- Have been doing a lot of Radio Times Xmas/NY issues, using this model:
- Radio Times Christmas issue.
Reached 1100 pages today and dedicated it to one of my favourite songs .
100 pages compiled in 26 calendar days (18 working days = average 5.55 per day)
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A very productive day today, although this needs finishing off as it's a classic 'mid-80s' issue.
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Reached page 1000 today, and have dedicated it to The Beatles, one of the main inspirations for this wiki.
I've created 100 pages in less than a month and I am generally pleased how the whole site is progressing, making it less 'personal'.
Still no other contributors yet but perhaps as the wiki expands it may gain more attention.
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Removed the section as needs constant updating and better design.
Section was thus:
BBC_2 Reproduction Pepper Box
Kate Bush 28 July 1968 .Read more >
New section title 'New releases' to be used for Fridays (usual date for new music releases).
Include with sub-section Albums and singles.
Album re-releases, special editions etc. to be included a sub-sub-section.
FIlms/movies or DVDs may also be added with further sub-section.
Major Film/movie releases not on Friday may also be included as Events.
- UK release dates unless otherwise stated
- Artist - Title
- Artist - Title
- Artist - Title
- the guardian - this week's new tracks
Reached page 900 today. (19 October 1982 )
Blog name has since be renamed A Pop Culture Scrapbook (and Diary).
Some interesting new radio sources since last time.Read more >
Reached 800 pages today.
Two new interesting source sites http://www.tvpopdiaries.co.uk/ & https://www.transdiffusion.org/
Thinking of new title 'Pop Culture'Read more >