Part II

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Episode 2 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

A celebration of Seventies-era axe-men, acoustic virtuosos and thumping riff merchants, in a compilation of guitar-heavy performances from the BBC TV archives.

Guitar gods including Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Peter Green and Johnny Winter are joined by, among others, flamenco maestro Manitas De Plata, bottleneck bluesman Ry Cooder and straight-up rockers AC/DC and Thin Lizzy.

Everything from Fleetwood Mac's ambient masterpiece Albatross to hits like the Jam's In The City and Free's Alright Now feature along with lesser-known gems like Maid in Heaven by Be Bop Deluxe and Nils Lofgren's Keith Don't Go.

The tracks were recorded in the heyday of BBC shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top of the Pops and Rock Goes to College.

Music Played

14 items
  • Happening For Lulu - 04/01/1969

  • Top of the Pops - 04/06/1970

    • Image for Free

      Free Alright Now

  • Julie Felix - 24/05/1970

  • The Rolf Harris Show - 02/01/1971

  • Top of the Pops - 20/12/1973

    • Image for Faces

      Faces Pool Hall Richard

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 20/03/1973

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 29/10/1974

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 21/03/1975

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 19/07/1975

  • Top of the Pops - 03/06/1976

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 30/11/1976

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test - 25/05/1976

  • Top Of The Pops - 19/05/1977

  • Sight and Sound In Concert - 29/10/1977

Credits

Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Producer
Andrew Dunn

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