I’ve done three of these, will do ’84 and ’88 today. There’s something for everybody on here, some good live studio performances.
The ’82 one is hard to beat for me. I can clearly remember the first episode of The Tube, with The Jam and Heaven 17. Funny to see the clothes, lots of YTS casuals wearing v-neck Slazengers and stripey crew neck t-shirts underneath, wedges of differing volume and sphericity. I spotted a cycling top, no doubt informed by Weller afficianados.
Some good interviews, on regional TV channels we didn’t get. Got me thinking about the popularity of CD’s - up till then we majorly had Medium Wave radio and the sound from your telly, or a gramophone, an Amstrad/Binatone Tower system or a record player in a mini-suitcase.