Dec. 12, 1967 - Pol-topping in hosts New Southern TV Pop Stars.: Poll-topping disc-jockey Tony Blackburn hits ''New Release'', a new Sotuh ITV network pop music series beginning a 13-week run on Friday, Jan. 15th 1968 at 7:00 pm. Each Friday, British record-buyers are confronted with a choice of about 30 new disc releases. ''New release'' presents the best of these newly-pressed pop singles, performed by the artists who make them. The performers also form a panel to discuss the hit potential and artistic value of each other's recordings

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Dec. 12, 1967 - Pol-topping in hosts New Southern TV Pop Stars.: Poll-topping disc-jockey Tony Blackburn hits ''New Release'', a new Sotuh ITV network pop music series beginning a 13-week run on Friday, Jan. 15th 1968 at 7:00 pm. Each Friday, British record-buyers are confronted with a choice of about 30 new disc releases. ''New release'' presents the best of these newly-pressed pop singles, performed by the artists who make them. The performers also form a panel to discuss the hit potential and artistic value of each other's recordings
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Dec. 12, 1967 - Pol-topping in hosts New Southern TV Pop Stars.: Poll-topping disc-jockey Tony Blackburn hits ''New Release'', a new Sotuh ITV network pop music series beginning a 13-week run on Friday, Jan. 15th 1968 at 7:00 pm. Each Friday, British record-buyers are confronted with a choice of about 30 new disc releases. ''New release'' presents the best of these newly-pressed pop singles, performed by the artists who make them. The performers also form a panel to discuss the hit potential and artistic value of each other's recordings. ''We aim to present the first public airing of the best of the new releases in any given week,'' says director Mike Mansfield. ''Six artists will appear in each other show. The Tremeloes and Herman's Hermits are already signed for the first edition.'' Viewers will also be invited to give their verdict on the discs featured. ''We ant people to try and predict the Top Thirty placings of each disc two weeks after they are released.'' says Mandfield. ''The winners will get LP prises.'' A special instrument theme for the show - titled ''The Margareine Flavoured Pineapple Chunk'' - has been composed by Bournemouth pop singer Anita Haris. A GES single recording of this theme - by the Alan Tew Orchestra - will be released on the day of the first programmed in the series transmitted. Title credits will features top personalities such as Sa~dic Shaw, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Arthus Brown, Anita Harris, cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, Long John Baldry, Chirs Stamp, Kit Lambert and Tony Blackburn. Photo shows Tony Blackburn being snowballed by The Tremeloes, in London today. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)