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OGWT Radio Show
« on: August 29, 2011, 02:20:22 PM »
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Re: OGWT Radio Show
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 03:11:46 PM »
Good start with Alice Cooper and the origins of the show, but it tails off... I think its going to be one show for each year that it ran.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 06:21:47 PM »
So, there'll be maybe two or three good shows and a lot of dross.

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Re: OGWT Radio Show
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 07:11:40 PM »
Some Focus and Bob Marley next week!


































































Oh, and a lot of dross.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 04:09:02 PM »
Episode 2

Bob Harris presents a new series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic music TV show. Each programme looks at one complete series of the original Old Grey Whistle Test and includes archive recordings, alongside both new interviews and exclusively recorded sessions with guests from the featured series.

Programme two covers the series that ran from September 1972 to July 1973. Alongside contributions from the show's original producer Mike Appleton, Bob speaks with Rod Argent and Russ Ballard of Argent, Colin Blunstone, and Donal Gallagher (brother of the late Rory Gallagher - a regular guest) about their memories of the programme.

Singer/songwriter Ralph McTell and Plainsong (Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts) both perform new exclusive session songs; and Thijs van Leer from Focus not only remembers his band's UK TV debut, but also provides an impromptu flute solo that merges a live improvisation with a blast of an old favourite.

These new performances are complimented by classic archive sessions from Bill Withers, Del Shannon, the aforementioned Rory Gallagher and the first ever British TV appearance by The Wailers and their emerging star Bob Marley.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013wvyz
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 04:10:04 PM »
Episode 3 - that's getting there... (with some obvious exceptions!)

Bob Harris continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic music TV show. Each programme looks at one complete series of the original Old Grey Whistle Test and includes archive recordings alongside both new interviews and exclusively recorded sessions with guests from the featured series.

Programme three covers the series that ran from September 1973 to July 1974. Both Steve Harley and Roger Daltrey join Bob Harris in the studio to perform exclusive session songs.

Bob talks with the show's original producer Mike Appleton about the films that accompanied tracks in the "pre-video" age. He also speaks to film-maker Ian Eames about the film he created for a Pink Floyd song, which was screened on OGWT and led to a lengthy working collaboration between animator and band.

Amongst the archive performances featured in this programme are songs by Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Jim Croce and the New York Dolls.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0140z1z
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Re: OGWT Radio Show
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 09:06:22 PM »
The song by Sensational Alex Harvey band must be "Next" from 1973, think that was their first time on OGWT

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 09:47:41 AM »
It was - and it was suitably lorded!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 02:35:40 PM »
Episode 4

Bob Harris continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic music TV show. Each programme looks at one complete series of the original Old Grey Whistle Test and includes archive recordings alongside new interviews and recorded sessions with guests from the featured series.

Programme four covers the series that ran from September 1974 to July 1975. Roger Hodgson joins Bob in the studio to reminisce about the programme and perform an exclusive version of one of his hits with Supertramp. There is more live music from Kiki Dee, who along with guitarist Carmelo Luggeri provides a unique take on a Kate Bush classic, as well as one of her own hits from the Whistle Test years. Paul Rodgers talks about Bad Company's appearance on the show - when they were asked to turn the volume down - and there's archive interview highlights from Bob's meeting in New York with John Lennon.

Amongst the archive performances featured in this programme are songs by Captain Beefheart, Little Feat, Tim Buckley and Free, along with a rare chance to hear both a song from Elton John's concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, which was broadcast by The Old Grey Whistle Test; and one of the songs Lennon specially recorded for the show with his band Elephant's Memory.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0140z1z
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Re: OGWT Radio Show
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 03:27:51 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2011, 11:23:26 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014x4hy

Just listening to the 1977 one now - John Otway's on talking about his legendary appearance with Wild Willy and playing a couple of songs live. Patti Smith is played and XTC are also on with an Andy Partridge interviewed too.
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