Quiz challenges contestants on their knowledge of popular music.

Thirty Years A Poppin' a ten-week quiz series presented by Marty Whelan to find the television pop brain of Ireland. The five highest winning scores from the nine heats go through to the final. The prize for the winning contestant in week ten is a Video 2000 recorder.

Recorded in front of a live studio audience contestants this week include Ray Toal from Monaghan, Paddy Fitzpatrick from Dublin, Daniel Callaghan from Carrick-on-Shannon, Peter Rogers from Dublin, and Pat Walsh from Ballinrobe. The game consists of 11 rounds.

Featured here is round one with the following questions and answers.

Q: Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell were two members of a famous trio. Can you name the third?
A: Jimi Hendrix

Q: Who is the lead singer with Hot Chocolate?
A: Errol Brown

Q: In 1971, 'Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me' spent three weeks at number one, for whom?
A: The Tams

Q: David Bowie's 1974 top ten hit 'Knock On Wood' was a hit in 1967 for two different acts. Eddie Floyd was one. Can you name the other?
A: Otis Redding and Carla Thomas

Q: A song from a film featuring Jean Kelly was a disco hit in 1978. For what group?
A: 'Singing in the Rain' for Sheila B Devotion

Episode 2 in the series of 'Thirty Years A Poppin' was broadcast on 8 June 1982. The presenter is Marty Whelan.

Thirty Years a Poppin' ran for one season from 1 June to 3 August 1982.
The questions were set by Robbie Irwin and the programme was produced by Niall Mathews.

Somewhere in Ireland there lives a man who knows everything about the pop scene past and present.

RTÉ Guide, 4 June 1982.