Blondie – (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear – 29 April 1978 – TopPop

TopPop – 29th April 1978

“(I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear” is a song from their 1978 album ‘Plastic Letters’. Written by recently departed Blondie bassist Gary Valentine, the song was based on the telepathic connections that Valentine experienced with his girlfriend, journalist Lisa Jane Persky, while on tour. Though Valentine had left the band, drummer Clem Burke convinced the band to record the song for Plastic Letters.

“Presence, Dear” was released in 1978 as the second single from ‘Plastic Letters’, reaching number 10 in the UK singles chart in May 1978. It was never released as a single in the US. The song has since seen critical acclaim and has been ranked by some music writers as one of the band’s best songs.

This is the second performance of Blondie in Toppop (the first was in February 1978 with ‘Denis’)
Later that year 1978 Blondie recorded a tv special of the entire ‘Parallel Lines’ album.
This is a different take from that second Toppop performance, April 29, 1978.

This is to let you know that the video recording of the video clip was originally recorded by AVROTROS Broadcasting.

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