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.