Lena Zavaroni gets to preform on BBC One's Top of the Pops for the first time

Lena Zavaroni performing Ma! (He’s Making Eyes At Me)

Cast

Introduced ByNoel Edmonds
SingerAlvin Stardust
SingerLena Zavaroni
SingerHudson Ford
BandThe Wombles
SingerStevie Wonder
Pop GroupPaper Lace
Pop/Rock GroupThe Hollies
Glam Rock BandMud
All-Female Dance TroupePan's People
Vocal BackingThe Ladybirds

Crew

ProducerRobin Nash
SoundRichard Chamberlain
lightingBill Millar
OrchestraTop of the Pops Orchestra
Musical directorJohnny Pearson with the Top Of The Pops Orchestra
ChoreographyFlick Colby

External Website

BBC GenomeBBC One London, 14 February 1974 | 19.25


Note

There is some debate over if this is the recording of Lena Zavaroni as broadcast or if it is a camera rehearsal recording made prior to the live broadcast until the BBC use the footage in a Top Of The Pops retrospective and confirm one way or the other we will each have to decided for ourselves what we are seeing in the clip.

Either way this is believed to be the earliest surviving clip of Lena performing (for a broadcaster).

Note: I added “for a broadcaster” because we don’t know if her family have any super 8 film recordings of Lena Zavaroni prior to Opportunity Knocks.

Robcamstone