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Episode 6

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 six covers the show's run from September 1976 to June 1977. There are new session tracks from Joan Armatrading; Peter Frampton talks about the success of his 1976 live album and a concert special for OGWT; Stevie Nicks talks about joining Fleetwood Mac and their much-requested filmed performance of Rhiannon; and Gregg Allman visits the Whistle Test studio to reminisce about his appearance with Cher, and to play a special acoustic performance.

Amongst the archive highlights are an impromptu performance from Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts and an interview with one-time governor of Georgia and future president Jimmy Carter. There is also an archive interview with Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham, while Bob revisits one of his favourite OGWT reports - the 1976 Macon Picnic.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2011.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Feb 2018 23:00