The TopPop Video Archives

The Wikipedia page, from which:

TopPop was the first regular dedicated pop music television series in the Dutch language area. The Netherlands broadcaster AVRO aired the programme weekly, from September 22, 1970, to June 27, 1988.

Scores of videos at their YouTube site, many of which, like the one below, are pleasingly daft. Flute and zither quasi-disco easy-listening? Why not!

Many thanks to pal Peter Danssaert!

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 28, 2020
     Category: Music | 1970s | 1980s | Europe

Beach of Santa Fe? Obviously not the one in NM.
Posted by ges on 12/28/20 at 08:17 AM
That's part of the mindset that many Europeans have about the size and locations of major landmarks here in the U.S. Many believe that it's just a half hour drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and only a couple of hours from S.F. to New York.

The presentation here reminds me of the British version, Top Of The Pops.
Posted by KDP on 12/28/20 at 06:36 PM
ges: The song is about France, so I suppose they don't sing 'the beach of Santa Fe', but 'the beach of Saint-Tropez'.
Posted by Rene Bos on 01/01/21 at 12:23 PM
Ah, the sounds of my youth...

I remember them playing a certain Europe song, and quipping that they hoped it wouldn't be for a good long time. My sister was the only one who got the joke - my dad and me thought they were just making another remark about nuclear war (which was then just about getting unlikely, what with Gorbachev and all).
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/02/21 at 04:23 PM
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