Popgala 1973

Vara's 1973 Popgala at the Vliegermolen (Voorburg, The Hague) was a two day event during Friday and Saturday the 9th and 10th of March. The complete show was filmed and the best bits were broadcast on Vara the next Friday evening.

Slade performed Coz I Luv You, Take Me Bak 'Ome, Gudbuy T' Jane, Move Over, Cum On Feel The Noize and Get Down And Get With It. Vara broadcast the last 4 songs on the 16th of March, the other two unseen tracks lay forgotten in the Vara archives. Leo Blokhuis who hosts a Dutch TV show that specialises in finding lost and rare footage and they managed to unearth this footage. According to Blokhuis the tapes with the original broadcast were re-used and the original video lost forever. Fortunately, somebody recorded the audio which has been distributed amongst some fortunate Slade fans.

Slade's Cum On Feel The Noize had entered the British Charts at the #1 spot the week before (the 3rd of March) and that fact was used at the introduction of Slades performance by the host "Joost de Draaier". (a kind of nickname, Joost the DJ). Ringo Starr was originally meant to play the host but he wanted too much money?

Over to you "Joost de Draaier"

There is 32 minutes of Popgala 1973 audio out there.

My thanks to Jaap Zandee for the video (and info) and Sam Stephenson for the audio. I know they didn't record it personally but they made it available to me, for which I am grateful. 


Anonymous said...

Slade Popgala 1973 Voorburg Holland


Mickey P. said...

Thanks, my YouTube channel has been closed down. :'(