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35 Years of TV Smith on record
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:36:44 PM »
Sunday 29th April marks the 35th anniversary of the release of The Adverts classic “One Chord Wonders / Quick Step”, the first commercially available recording by TV Smith. How should we TUTS mark this occasion? Is it time for an update on the polls we periodically run or do you have a more original idea?

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 04:04:19 PM »
If there's any TV gigs around this time, I'd love to go to one of them to mark the occasion.  ;)
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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 04:10:46 PM »
Do you mean a special gig?

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:25:54 AM »
No, I meant any gig...

Something most of us should manage is: play one chord on an old guitar and then make a quick step!  ;D
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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 03:22:34 PM »
Right, well I'll just buy Tim a pint from us all when I see him next then.

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »
Now you're talking.

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 04:45:45 PM »
Always a pleasure Tim. I'm just surprised the TUTS don't want to mark the event.

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 06:20:52 PM »
I am happy to mark the event with you buying me a pint as well Fred.  ;D

Seriously though I would like to mark the event but I cannot think of anything suitable.  ???

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 10:49:00 PM »
I'll gladly buy you a beer when we meet Nick!

What about a competition of some form?

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 11:06:17 PM »
I'll gladly buy you a beer when we meet Nick!

What about a competition of some form?

So I have to win a competition before you buy me a beer?  ;D


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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 11:20:14 PM »
I know what you really mean't Fred. What sort of competition had you in mind?

I do not have any vinyl any more, but if we could get hold of a copy of the original single perhaps TV & Gaye could autograph it & it could be auctioned off at a high profile event & the money given to a charity.  :-\


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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 12:06:25 PM »
That sounds good.  Anyone got a spare copy?
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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 12:11:35 PM »
Just looked on EBay.  a few copies ranging from 99p to £20 (and its not gold!!)

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 12:55:35 PM »
No Nick, you don't have to win a beer.

I like the sound of these ideas - keep 'em coming.

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Re: 35 Years of TV Smith on record
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 03:18:32 PM »
Actually, a charity auction sounds good - could we run it through the website?

I also like the sound of something for the TUTS. I started a TV-themed crossword for TV Times (No relation) back when we were doing that, so I could finish that off and dig out some suitable prize. We could run that as the competition and have the anniversary of the release date as the closing date and pick out a winner at random. The only thing against this is that loads of TUTS don't have English as a first language (although many of them speak it better than us that do!), so would that be fair? I think we need some competitive / TV Smith educational element and not just a raffle. What do you TUTS think?

Right so that's charity and the TUTS provided for to mark this momentous occasion - have we left anybody out?