touring production during the early eighties. We (mum, my sister and myself) were massive fans of Joseph and went to see the production each time it came to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool (four times at the last count). We also took part in a AmDram version of it during the late 1980's. Anyway, I sang along to the Donny Osmond version, teased son #1 about his love of the video when he was about 7 years old because of a flash of a dancer's yellow knickers during the Go Go Go Joseph song and wallowed in nostalgia for a good couple of hours.
Immediately after Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was the 1985 Christmas Top of the Pops. We were treated to the likes of top Radio 1 DJ's of the time (Janice Long, Steve Wright, Gary Davies, et al) introducing clips of songs such as "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora, "Easy Lover" by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins, "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey and one of the three versions of a song called "Power of Love" (the Jennifer Rush version). The "I'm Your Man" Wham video showed why George Michael managed to hide his true sexuality for all these years - he was the most heterosexual looking man of the '80s when you compared his mannerisms to the stage act of people like Paul King (Love and Pride) or Colonel Abrams (Trapped). We also saw the real Pete Burns - the lead singer of Dead or Alive. Honestly, those people who only know Pete Burns as the surgically "enhanced", gorilla coat wearing, loudmouth who was once on Celebrity Big Brother would not have a clue who this bloke singing "You Spin Me Round" was.
I'm just one Jackie annual short now and my day would have been complete.