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Top Beat 

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Top Beat was a monthly BBC show which crammed eight or nine acts (Wayne Fontana, The Pretty Things, The Miracles etc) into an hour-long concert from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The first half of the first show was also broadcast on the radio by the BBC Light Programme.

In 1965 it featured possibly the greatest 60s line-up ever, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, The Kinks, The Searchers, Dusty Springfield, Donovan and Them.