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Episode 5

Bob Harris continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic TV show, looking at Sept 1975-May 1976. He's joined by Brian May and has a new session from Emmylou Harris.

Bob Harris continues to celebrate 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 five covers the show's run from September 1975 to May 1976. One of the highlights of this series was Queen's Christmas concert broadcast live from the Hammersmith Odeon on 24 December 1975. Brian May joins Bob Harris in the studio with his memories of that event and of the band's first exposure on the programme.

There is live music from Emmylou Harris and Jackson Browne, and music from the Whistle Test archives comes courtesy of blues guitarist Freddie King and Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose live performance of Free Bird became one of the most requested in the history of the TV series.

57 minutes

Music Played

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  • Daft Punk

    Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas) (feat. Julian Casablancas)

    • Columbia.
  • Last Train Home

    Stone Fox Chase

  • Freddie King

    The Things That I Used To Do (Old Grey Whistle Test archive session)

  • Queen

    Now I'm Here (Old Grey Whistle Test archive performance)

  • Queen

    Keep Yourself Alive

    • Queen Rocks.
    • EMI.
    • 8 23-091 2.
  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody (Old Grey Whistle Test archive performance)

  • Emmylou Harris

    Pancho And Lefty (Old Grey Whistle Test 40 session)

  • Jackson Browne

    Take It Easy/Our Lady Of The Well (Old Grey Whistle Test 40 performance)

  • Jackson Browne

    The Barricades Of Heaven (Old Grey Whistle Test 40 performance)

  • Emmylou Harris

    Darlin' Kate (Old Grey Whistle Test 40 session)

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Freebird (Old Grey Whistle Test archive performance)

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