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Friday, 13 September, 2002, 12:06 GMT 13:06 UK
Quiz: Are you Top of the Pops?
How much do you know about the UK's longest-running music show? Try our quiz and find out whether you're in with a bullet at number one - or barely scraping the Top 40.

A famous gaffe left whose face as the backdrop for Dexys Midnight Runners' performance of Jackie Wilson Said?
A: Darts legend Jocky Wilson
B: ITV sports presenter Bob Wilson
C: Wilson Pickett
Which band reportedly refused to fly into Luton Airport for a performance because it wasn't rock and roll enough and were then banned from the show?
A: Oasis
B: Primal Scream
C: Simple Minds
Which of these was not a dance routine by one of Top of the Pops' infamous troupes?
A: Pan's People dancing around four dogs to Gilbert O'Sullivan's Get Down
B: Multi-gender troupe Zoo dressing up as Pershing missiles to dance around to Russians by Sting
C: Legs and Co donning silver nappies and baby's bonnets for Patrick Hernandez's Born to be Alive
Which subversive group wanted an American police car to be the sole "performer" on stage for one of their numbers?
A: The KLF
B: Pet Shop Boys
C: Travis
Who was the first act to perform on Top of the Pops?
A: The Rolling Stones performing I Wanna Be Your Man
B: Doris Day doing The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)
C: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra rattling out Rachmaninov's Symphony number three
And who was the first presenter?
A: American DJ Wolfman Jack
B: Jimmy Saville
C: Harold Wilson
Which of these acts did not name a song after Top of the Pops?
A: The Rezillos
B: The Kinks
C: The Beatles
Who restricted their TV performance to playing chess in the middle of the stage?
A: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
B: Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov
C: The Orb
Which of these songs was never aired on Top of the Pops?
A: Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
B: Fun Fun Fun by Status Quo
C: Grandad by Clive Dunn
Who sang "Load up on drugs and kill your friends" in a live performance?
A: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
B: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
C: Bella from the Tweenies
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