Nostalgia: What songs we listened to in June 1972

My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock
30 April  30 August 2010

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Elton John
BBC Television Centre, London for Top Of The Pops
June 1972
� Harry Goodwin
My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock 30 April  30 August 2010 Press Images  Terms of Use 1. Reproduction of each image must be accompanied by the relevant copyright information. 2. Each photograph may only be reproduced in connection with the press relating specifically and exclusively to the V&As display My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock. 3. Images may not be cropped, over-printed or changed in any way without prior consent from the copyright holder. 4. Reproductions for front covers must be agreed with the V&A press office before publication. Elton John BBC Television Centre, London for Top Of The Pops June 1972 � Harry Goodwin
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Elton John, pictured in June 1972, backstage while filming the BBC’s Top of the Pops. Was he singing Rocket Man, which peaked at Number 2 in April of that year, Honky Cat, which reached Number 31 in the charts, or Crocodile Tears, which got to Number 5?

The Top 10 included Lindisfarne with Lady Eleanor, Wings with Mary Had A Little Lamb, The Sweet with Little Willy, The Move was at Number 7 with California Man. In at Number 6 was Gary Glitter with Rock and Roll Parts 1 & 2. The Number 5 slot was taken by The Drifters with At the Club, followed by T-Rex with Metal Guru. Number 3 was Michael Jackson with Rockin’ Robin, while Slade stole the Number 2 slot with Take Me or Bak’Ome. Don Mclean was at the top with Vincent.

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