CONTINUING ON FROM THE EXPANDED LOOK AT TOP 40 CHARTS STARTED IN PART 1.
Here we look at more of the versos as they move further from simply promoting the music in the charts.
Here are charts that:
- promote games/quizzes:
- promote the personalities hosting programmes:
- link products and musicians in a way that would never be possible now, without Billy Thorpe, Leo Sayer and Paul Simon being paid to acknowledge his enthusiasm for chiko rolls, tim tams and Northern Electronics;
- charts often ended with a stop press or hot off the presses type comment to show how up to date they were – but this one seems to be genuine when 3XY put Elvis on the verso when he died on 16 August 1977.