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Top Pops was a former British weekly pop music newspaper. It was founded as a monthly publication in May 1967, becoming fortnightly in November 1967 and weekly in April 1968. It was rebranded as Music Now in 1970 and folded in 1971.

The Bee Gees: Was Robin The Key Figure In The Bee Gees' Success?

Interview by Keith Altham, Top Pops, August 1969

WITH ROBIN GIBB hurtling up the charts with his first solo single, 'Saved by the Bell', it would appear that the answer to the question, ...

The Foundations: Foundations Want To Progress

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, Top Pops, August 1969

And Colin wants to develop into a ballad singer. Smoother, more sophisticated styling for their new single, 'Born To Live'. ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono: John and Yoko: Can YOU Afford To Laugh At Them?

Interview by Tony Norman, Top Pops, August 1969

In Vietnam, young men are killing each other every day. In Biafra, young children are dying of starvation. Across the Continents of the world there ...

Led Zeppelin Are Not Prefabricated

Interview by Keith Altham, Top Pops, September 1969

WHEN is a hit single unnecessary? Apparently when it is a group like Led Zeppelin who have never released a single but have reached super ...

David Bowie Hopes To Take Over A Road...!

Interview by Tony Norman, Top Pops, October 1969

DAVID BOWIE is a quietly spoken young man. His hair curls around his head and his eyes are warm. In his face, his smile, you ...

Cream, Jack Bruce: Jack Bruce: I Want To Be A Musician, Not A Pop Star

Interview by Tony Norman, Top Pops, October 1969

JACK BRUCE has had a fascinating career. I first saw him in the days when he played with Graham Bond. What a band the Organisation ...

Family, Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf, Family: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Tony Norman, Top Pops, October 1969

THE SUNDAY Lyceum scene is developing very well. The show there this week featured Steppenwolf and Family. The place was packed, proving that there is ...

Family: An Advance Hearing of A Song For Me

Report and Interview by Tony Norman, Top Pops, January 1970

SOME WEEKS before Christmas I sat in on a Family recording session at the Olympic studios just south of the river. At that time new man ...

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