Night owls in Britain can catch a star-studded Top of the Pops rerun Sunday morning from 1:25 a.m.-2 a.m. on BBC 4.
The pop chart programme, presented by Mike Read, is from 1979 and features Elton, Generation X, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Olivia Newton-John, Racey, Barry White, Brotherhood of Man, Village People and a dance sequence by Legs & Co.
Top of the Pops came to an end in the summer of 2006, having lost viewers to 24-hour satellite music channels. Although Christmas editions survived, calls for it to return to television screens have gone unanswered. But the history of the programme is revealed in a new book by former New Musical Express writer Patrick Humphries and A&R man turned presenter Steve Blacknell.
Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary was launched in England just in time for the half-century anniversary. It comes to America in March.