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Looks interesting on BBC4 this Friday evening: -

21:00 - Keep On Running: 50 Years Of Island Records

Includes an in depth interview with Chris Blackwell, and contributions from Toots Hibbert, Sly & Robbie, Spencer Davis & Cat Stevens, amongst others.

22:30 - Island At The BBC

Includes vintage performances by Bob Marley & The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Cat Stevens & Roxy Music amongst others.

I'm looking forward to this - they may even show some old Spooky Tooth or Sutherland Brothers & Quiver clips - well, I can dream...

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By the way, did anyone see BBC4's repeat of a 1971 Old Grey Whistle Test last week?

Bit of a mixed bag, but the highlight for me was seeing the band Fanny playing live (maybe). Great name for an all-female rock band, but as they were from the States I doubt they realised just what the name meant in the UK at the time :lol:

The show also included Elton John (fast forward time), and live footage of the Stones playing 'Honky Tonk Women' live at Madison Square Garden in 1969, a clip of The Mama's & The Papas, and a track by Isaac Hayes, and another by Andy Pratt.

I really enjoyed it (apart from EJ), hope they show some more complete shows of the OGWT - possibly even TOTP too - great to see some of the older stuff again!

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