1973 The theme?, there isn't one, this could be because Robin Nash took over in late 1972, lots of weird art for a lot of the year though. The long stage from 71 and 72 lasts a few months into this year too.
Re: Top of The Pops Sets 1970 - 1973 (forthcoming)
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Still Short of decent photos for Jan, Jul, Aug, Oct
Jean Genie 4-1-73
Slade - Flowers, same (or very similar) to PPs Tie a Yellow Ribbon 22-3-73, except that stage has hexagons painted on it.
Supremes - Originally i thought this was '72 because of the star, but a photo showing Jimmy Saville on the set on that day and the coloured stage similar to Slade and PP confirms this date.
Roy Wood - Angel Fingers (as Wizzard) footage from 31-08 on similar set
I would have thought that the pictures of 10cc and Sweet from 4th May 1973 were NOT from the same week. If 2 different bands were sharing the same stage the same week, surely they would have shared a standard "in house" drum kit. This kit looks more like the one that Kevin Godley is playing, although the stage is different.
Hi Phil, thanks for your comment, looking at the Sweet picture above it seems to be the same set layout as Stealers Wheel 18th May. I think the new stage came into use the week before when Pans People danced to Deodato. The drums thing is interesting though, in the previous performances they had Sweet written on them, but not on this one.
That's what I mean about an "in house" drum kit. In the first Sweet picture, Sweet are obviously using their own drums, but in the second picture they look the same as the ones used by Stealers Wheel.
And, as looks likely, Sweet and Stealers Wheel used the same stage the same week, surely they would share the same drumkit.
It's not feasible to take down and erect another drumkit in the middle of a show.
That's why I don't think the first Sweet picture and the one of 10cc are the same week, Because although the stage looks the same, it is two completely different drum kits.
I hope all this makes sense.
My theory is
The first Sweet picture (Sweet's own drumkit) is 27-4-73
The 10cc picture is 4-5-73
The Stealers Wheel and second Sweet picture (same stage, shared drumkit) is 18-5-73
And finally that would mean this next Sweet picture is 4-5-73 (same week as 10cc, but on a different stage)