name='Rowdon']Eye catching thread title to draw your attention to this Radio 2 documentary on those Top of the Pops
compilation albums of cover versions so ubiquitous throughout the 70s.
BBC iPlayer - Even Better Than The Real Thing: The Top of The Pops Albums
It's narrated by the immortal (hopefully) Noddy Holder,
and has lots of good bits and bobs and bells and whistles - particularly the reference to Norman Wisdom
being used as the model for the "Pretty Vacant
" vocals (about 35 minutes in).
And which 70s star with a trademark vibrato do you suppose is compared to Larry the Lamb?