pictures above were taken during Brewer & Shipley's 1971 London appearance on the
legendary Top Of The Pops television show. The Top of The
Pops was a weekly show on the British Broadcasting Corporation that ran
for an amazing 42 years. In its prime in the 1970s, it attracted an audience
of 15 million viewers.
peculiar experience of being required to re-record one of their iconic songs
for the show:
"The photos on stage are at the BBC
doing a show called Top Of The Pops; the band behind us is "Southern
Comfort." The show wanted us to perform "People Love Each Other" and
because of some British law we had to rerecord the song with the band and
they had to be on the show with us. The only thing
live were our vocals, only they neglected to have Tom's voice up loud enough
to be heard. Nobody was plugged in, but just playing along with the
recording. We had first recorded "People Love Each Other" in San
Francisco on the first 8 track board to come there, which at the time, was
quite an undertaking, and now we had to rerecord it live with the band in
London on an ancient 4 track machine, which was horrifying.
Ironically, some thought it sounded better than the original recording.
Go figure. Then again, The Beatles recorded everything up to and
including "Sgt. Pepper" on 4 track machines. Genius', they were."