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  16th May 2012, 10:08 AM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
Whyperion

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Limited to those broadcast on Analogue Terrestrial. Anyone got a list of broadcasters and dates, its difficult to know from you tube were some of the videos were originally created from.

Of Course there are three distinct types of program. Dedicated Music Shows , Shows with a distinct music bias - things like Rolf Harris, Shows with a Music Content such as Crackerjack / Blue Peter or The Two Ronnies. No doubt similar and more so in Australia, USA , Europe etc.
I notice shows , even in the UK could be regional particulary on the IBA systems.

http://whirligigtv.yuku.com and http://homepage.ntlworld.com/e.watkins/musictv/ have some details so will use them as a starting point.

6-5 Special; Jack Good , Birmingham ATV
Oh Boy !; Jack Good , Birmingham ATV

Lift Off; Ayesha Brough, Wally Whyton, Graham Bonney, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_Off_with_Ayshea, Granada , Muriel Young.

Shang-a-Lang;
The Bay City Rollers , Granada, Manchester, Muriel Young.
Get It Together;
Roy North, Linda Fletcher/ Megg Nichols, Granada , Manchester , Muriel Young . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_It_Together_%28TV_series%29

45 With Kid Jensen; http://homepage.ntlworld.com/e.watkins/musictv/45.htm, Granada , Manchester , Muriel Young.


Supersonic; (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_%28TV_series%29) , Mike Mansfield London LWT

Arrows; 1976,1977 , The ArrowsThe Arrows, Granada Television, Muriel Young.

Geordie Scene; Dave Eager, Dave Lee Travis, Tyne Tees , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245412/.


Alright Now; Tyne-Tees, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alright_Now_%28TV_series%29

The Tube; Jools Holland , Paula Yates , Channel 4/ TyneTees , Malcolm Gerrie, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tube_%28TV_series%29

So It Goes; Tony Wilson, Granada , Manchester , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_It_Goes_%28TV_series%29

Revolver; Peter Cooke, ATV, Mickie Most, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_%28TV_series%29

Top of the Pops; BBC1, Various , see BBC Website , Spinoff TOTP2 originally on BBC2 for repeated TOTP archive and some additional new release and chart material.


NOT included is Old Grey Whistle Test , as that was created specifically as an outlet for LP tracks.

Edited by Whyperion on 16th May 2012, 10:11 AM

  16th May 2012, 4:15 PM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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There was an awful clone of TOTP on ITV called "The Roxy" which if memory serves correctly was presented by some eejit that had been on "Blind Date". Late 80s???

It sounds like I imagined that in some crazy nightmare, but I swear that's all true.


  16th May 2012, 4:19 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  
Klepsie

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Not sure about the Blind Date part, but late 80s is right:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roxy_%28TV_series%29


  16th May 2012, 4:21 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Where the hell did I get the Blind Date thing from then (it appears I got that bit wrong)? I'm worried about myself now. :eek:

OR maybe not!

http://ctva.biz/UK/TyneTees/_TyneTeesTelevision.htm

THE ROXY
Tyne-Tees Television Production
1987-88 Pop Music Show
hosted by
David Jensen
Kevin Sharkey (ex 'Blind Date' contestant)


Edited by nboldock on 16th May 2012, 4:24 PM

  16th May 2012, 4:38 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
YankeeDisc

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....there was a programme in the 90's, fronted by Gary Crowley, on Channel 4 I think, The Beat, and I can recall a live studio performance by Style Council, with Paul Weller playing Bass Guitar, on Long Hot Summer, just superb.
I had the performance on videotape, but now gone, although I did a cassette audio transfer, which I still have, and it still sounds good.

note: The Beat ran on ITV from 1991–94.

That must be wrong, I'm sure it was the early eighties..... I've made an error on the name of the show, it was not The Beat, anyone else know. It was about 1983-1985, Channel 4.

Edited by YankeeDisc on 16th May 2012, 4:55 PM

  16th May 2012, 5:38 PM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
Wronskian

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There was the 'ITV Chart Show', a magazine collection of videos. Very of its time. There were repeats of it recently on the 'Chart Show TV' satellite channel but these seem to have stopped now.


  16th May 2012, 7:34 PM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  
JohnnyCool

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YankeeDisc wrote:
....there was a programme in the 90's, fronted by Gary Crowley, on Channel 4 I think, The Beat, and I can recall a live studio performance by Style Council, with Paul Weller playing Bass Guitar, on Long Hot Summer, just superb.
I had the performance on videotape, but now gone, although I did a cassette audio transfer, which I still have, and it still sounds good.

note: The Beat ran on ITV from 1991–94.

That must be wrong, I'm sure it was the early eighties..... I've made an error on the name of the show, it was not The Beat, anyone else know. It was about 1983-1985, Channel 4.


Wasn't it called 'Earsay'? I thought the song was "You're The Best Thing" or is this another memory entirely?

A couple more Channel 4 shows from the 80's - Wired (1988 I think), Soul Train (mid 80's). Anyone remember those?




Is this the one?






Edited by JohnnyCool on 16th May 2012, 7:44 PM

  16th May 2012, 8:14 PM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Wronskian wrote:
There was the 'ITV Chart Show', a magazine collection of videos. Very of its time. There were repeats of it recently on the 'Chart Show TV' satellite channel but these seem to have stopped now.

The old chart rundowns from The Chart Show (Indie Chart, Rock Chart etc) are on YouTube by the dozen...


  16th May 2012, 8:51 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  
YankeeDisc

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JohnnyCool wrote:
Wasn't it called 'Earsay'? I thought the song was "You're The Best Thing" or is this another memory entirely?

.....that's the one JohnnyCool, Earsay, from the 1980's. Thanks for that video link, but it's not the one.
The track was long hot summer as I said featuring Paul Weller playing beautiful bass lines whilst singing, and Mick Talbot must have been playing organ.
It was the best performance of that song I'd heard, and I remember thinking, this guy is a proper musician.

Also, I remember a video, from the same show, must have been shot around Muswell Hill, of Ray Davies and Kinks band members jumping around in and out of cars whilst "State Of Confusion" was being played, as a new album release.

I did have a video tape of the whole show, but probably over taped it with Postman Pat, Bertha, and Pigeon Street, for my then two young children.

....what are you gonna do??........



  16th May 2012, 8:54 PM#10  QUOTE  REPORT  
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A notable programme in the 90s was Channel 4's "The White Room" presented by Mark Radcliffe, notable for some pretty exceptional live performances and collaborations. I had a tape given away with Vox magazine some years ago which collected some of the best - the highlight for me was Ray Davies and Damon Albarn (who I normally loathe - Damon that is, not Ray!) singing "Waterloo Sunset" together. Fabulous. I am surprised it was so short lived as it was a great programme.




  16th May 2012, 8:55 PM#11  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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And here it is!




  16th May 2012, 9:23 PM#12  QUOTE  REPORT  
JohnnyCool

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YankeeDisc wrote:
JohnnyCool wrote:
Wasn't it called 'Earsay'? I thought the song was "You're The Best Thing" or is this another memory entirely?

.....that's the one JohnnyCool, Earsay, from the 1980's. Thanks for that video link, but it's not the one.
The track was long hot summer as I said featuring Paul Weller playing beautiful bass lines whilst singing, and Mick Talbot must have been playing organ.
It was the best performance of that song I'd heard, and I remember thinking, this guy is a proper musician.

Also, I remember a video, from the same show, must have been shot around Muswell Hill, of Ray Davies and Kinks band members jumping around in and out of cars whilst "State Of Confusion" was being played, as a new album release.

I did have a video tape of the whole show, but probably over taped it with Postman Pat, Bertha, and Pigeon Street, for my then two young children.

....what are you gonna do??........


I know this is not the one (and I'm not sure of the programme this was on), but found an example of Weller on bass for Long Hot Summer.






  16th May 2012, 10:24 PM#13  QUOTE  REPORT  
sporidium

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BBC Bristol aired a pretty decent music-oriented magazine programme called RPM in the early eighties, fronted by Andy Batten-Foster. There are meant to be some clips here, but I'm danged if I can get 'em to play. Maybe I don't have the right codecs installed.


  17th May 2012, 11:52 AM#14  QUOTE  REPORT  
YankeeDisc

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Long Hot Summer - Live in studio

....thank you, thank you, thank you, Johnny Cool, that's the one, although I think it was edited slightly for the Earsay slot. I love Paul's melodic, McCartney-esque bass playing, on this performance.

They must have pre-recorded this song on VT in a television studio, and then the editing suite patched it into the Earsay programme, with Gary Crowley introing the song, as it was in the middle of the show without any credits running, and also ended abruptly with a chop fade, and into another piece.


FYI I looked up the producer of this show, from the credits, who was Paul Southall, and the programme your video is from was "Switch", from 25th March 1983 (unconfirmed), so maybe Style Council did another set up in the Channel 4 TV studios for the Earsay performance.
I will have to check my old cassette tape, which I still have somewhere, and compare.

Edited by YankeeDisc on 17th May 2012, 12:20 PM

  17th May 2012, 6:03 PM#15  QUOTE  REPORT  
JohnnyCool

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YankeeDisc wrote:
Long Hot Summer - Live in studio

....thank you, thank you, thank you, Johnny Cool, that's the one, although I think it was edited slightly for the Earsay slot. I love Paul's melodic, McCartney-esque bass playing, on this performance.

They must have pre-recorded this song on VT in a television studio, and then the editing suite patched it into the Earsay programme, with Gary Crowley introing the song, as it was in the middle of the show without any credits running, and also ended abruptly with a chop fade, and into another piece.


FYI I looked up the producer of this show, from the credits, who was Paul Southall, and the programme your video is from was "Switch", from 25th March 1983 (unconfirmed), so maybe Style Council did another set up in the Channel 4 TV studios for the Earsay performance.
I will have to check my old cassette tape, which I still have somewhere, and compare.

You're welcome YD, I wasn't sure if that was the right performance or not and yes I agree about Paul's bass playing there.

I remember 'Switch', in fact I often get it mixed up with 'Earsay' :smile:


  17th May 2012, 7:07 PM#16  QUOTE  REPORT  
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There was a programme where acts would do acoustic versions of one of their hits. All I can remember is Debbie Harry doing (I think) Heart of Glass with her very ill looking guitarist playing hound dog style guitar and a brilliant performance by Sparks of This Town Ain't Big Enough... with Ron on piano.


  17th May 2012, 11:55 PM#17  QUOTE  REPORT  
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Does anyone recall back in the early 1980s the BBC having a 30-minute show (it didn't last long) fronted by Dave Lee Travis which played "unofficial" videos for pop songs which had been made by an invited film-maker? I can't remember its name, unfortunately.


  18th May 2012, 12:07 AM#18  QUOTE  REPORT  
Deltics

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That'll be "The Golden Oldie Picture Show" and pretty dreadful it was too!





Edited by Deltics on 18th May 2012, 12:10 AM

  18th May 2012, 1:03 AM#19  QUOTE  REPORT  
Klepsie

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Hey, don't knock it! In my tender infant years, that show was my introduction to some real musical classics. Admittedly the budget for the videos must have been about fifty pee apiece, but some of them were still pretty ingenious; I still get prickles on the back of my neck when I recall the opening shot of the vid for "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More", of a grimly unshaven holocaust survivor lighting a fire with a "Protect and Survive" leaflet...


  18th May 2012, 7:44 AM#20  QUOTE  REPORT  
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I always remember the Procol Harum one where they had to interpret the meaning of the song 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'. it actually paled into insignificance, basically because no-one knows what the song is about :grin:


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