In case you were wondering how to put May 1976 into pop cultural context, this was what was happening in the album charts in the week of that TOTP broadcast:
1 ABBA - Greatest Hits
Yes, already. Despite two proper albums from which came six UK singles to pick from this was spending the first of nine weeks at number one, plus two more before the year was out, and it stuck around until mid-1978. There's been eight proper ABBA hits collections now.
2 Rock Follies Original Television Soundtrack
The first album since the Beatles to enter at number one. Little Ladies' back catalogue by Roxy Music's Andy Mackay, novelty of the time supplied by a rock band heavy on women, even if it was fully acted.
3 Various Artists - Instrumental Gold
TV advertised covers of instrumental hits, including Popcorn, Apache and Telstar as much as A Walk In The Black Forest or Stranger On The Shore.
4 The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue
Ronnie Wood's first Stones album, promoted with this extraordinary billboard poster.
5 Various Artists - Juke Box Jive
It was when I started looking these up on eBay just for pack shots and tracklist ideas that I started wondering what I was doing with my life. Unsold, even at 99p.
6 Led Zeppelin - Presence
7 Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound
8 Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-75
9 Diana Ross - Diana Ross
10 10cc - How Dare You
11 Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection
12 John Denver - The Best Of John Denver
13 John Miles - Rebel
No, really, John 'music of the future' Miles called his album Rebel.
14 Sydney Devine - Doubly Devine
"Scotland's very own rhinestone cowboy" says Wiki. "He is sometimes referred to as 'Steak and Kidney'" too.
15 Gladys Knight And The Pips - The Best Of Gladys Knight And The Pips
16 The Four Seasons - Who Loves You
17 Bob Dylan - Desire
NME's album of the year. The one with Hurricane on.
18 Pat Boone - Pat Boone Originals
19 John Denver - Windsong
20 Various Artists - Great Italian Love Songs
21 Pam Ayres - Some Of Me Poems And Songs
There's something wonderfully quixotic about finding this in here, especially with that couldn't-make-it-up title.
22 Status Quo - Blue For You
23 Brotherhood Of Man - Love And Kisses From
24 Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
25 Santana - Amigos
26 The Beatles - The Beatles 1962-1966 (The Red Album)
27 Brass Construction - Brass Construction
27 Gallagher And Lyle - Breakaway
29 The Drifters - 24 Original Hits
30 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration