Here we go - the BBC have lots of great programmes about Music - Documentaries, Live Concerts, Top of The Pops etc. Mostly on BBC 4 but sometimes BBC 2 and BBC 1 can rock too. BBC 3 shows the odd decent festival during the Summer, so we won't leave them out
This is a thread for them all - please post any upcoming good-looking shows you see, and feel free to discuss them here too.
BBC4 is available on Sky Channel 211, UPC Channel 117 and on Freesat.
Nice one Skid.
Nils Lofgren on bbc4 just now. Heard him on Marty in the morning on Lyric a while ago (surely his biggest claim to fame).
Edit: jesus, really didn't realise how good he is!
BBC2 - Sat Nov 10th 9pm - Hello Quo
BBC2 - Sat Nov 10th 10.20pm - TOTP2 Status Quo Special
BBC4 -Sat Nov 10th 10.45pm - Totally British 70s Rock n Roll
BBC4 -Sat Nov 10th 11.45pm - Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance
Great idea for a thread Skid!.......
Love the archive repeats of TOGWT!............
Thanks for the heads up!
BBC1 NI - Mon Nov 11th 10.35pm - Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World
** also on RTE1 the same night at 9.35pm
Wow, I like what you've done with the place.
And the wallpaper...with the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' logo - nice touch!
Cheers man, hopefully it will get a bit of momentum.
OGWT you say ... hmmm, I've about 25 hours left to edit the OP. I might do a burst of re-decoration!
Surprised to find out that 'Veronica' by Mr. Costello, despite it's still frequent airplay, only reached No.31 in the UK Singles Chart
Even with a helping hand/thumbs up from Macca!
But then again, it was 1989 - the year of Stock Aitken and Waterman
They gotta lot to answer for!
Let us never mention Stock Aitken and Waterman on this thread ever again.
These days, I'm not even sure anymore ... how good music does so poorly in the charts.
I'll make no promises about SAW - Pete Waterman rocks!
"I'd rather jack, than Fleetwood Mac"
I wonder whatever happened to The Reynolds Girls......
Agh careful this doesn't end up as a million youtube clips - Opera hates this website when its full of them - pages just freeze.
Watched the Status Quo doc on BBC2 - not a fan of Telecaster boogie but it was enjoyable fare - Alan Lancaster looks about 20 years older than Rick and Francis
One of them was in this band. And they supported Take That a few times.
But they never had Reynolds Girls levels of success
I love Elvis Costello but his recent stuff is shyte. He was better as an angry young man.
I saw him in the Marquee during the Summer, really enjoyed it.
He didn't dwell on the new stuff, thank God.
He played Derry a few nights later, I'd love to have been there when he played Tramp the Dirt down. It wasn't long after Mrs T had died.
Watched a fair bit of that Elvis Costello program last night.
Didn't really do a lot for me, but it sometimes takes me a while to "get" a singer/band. Took me years to love Led Zeppelin for jesus' sake.
Anyway, since they tend to repeat shows on BBC 4, I would recommend keeping an eye out for the one on Southern Rock, the one where the Stones join Muddy Waters on stage (10/10 in my book) and the brilliant one about Lemmy, the mad b*llocks.