BBC’s ‘Top’ to pop its last b’cast tune

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The BBC’s flagship pop-music program “Top of the Pops” has been canceled after 42 years because it can’t compete with 24-hour music channels.

The first “TOTP,” as it was widely known, was broadcast in 1964 and presented by BBC Radio 1 DJ Jimmy Savile. The first artists to appear were the Rolling Stones, who sang “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

Program celebrated its 2,000th show in 2002. The final edition will air July 30.

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