Lost 1967 performance found

Posted by madhack on Dec 3, 2009

According to Spinner (via Mojo), a copy of the BBC's "Top of the Pops" show from 1967 featuring Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett) has been discovered in a private collection. The British Film Institute has partially restored the film and will be shown at the "Missing Believed Wiped" event on January 9 in London.

For those wondering how this was lost in the first place: Up until the 1970s or sometimes even '80s, many networks had a habit of reusing or throwing away tapes. In the BBC's case, this has led to searches for old footage of shows like "Top of the Pops" and "Doctor Who" which would have some cultural significance today.

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