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Compilation of 1970s BBC performances on shows from The Old GreyWhistle Test to Sight and Sound by such luminaries of the electricguitar as Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, The Edge and Peter Green, aswell as acoustic masters like John Martyn, Bert Jansch, John Renbournand Paco Pena.


A celebration of Seventies-era axe-men, acoustic virtuosos and thumpingriff merchants, in a compilation of guitar-heavy performances from theBBC TV archives.

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

Everything from Fleetwood Mac's ambient masterpiece Albatross to hitslike the Jam's In The City and Free's Alright Now feature along withlesser-known gems like Maid in Heaven by Be Bop Deluxe and NilsLofgren'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.


Compilation of classic archive performances from the guitar gods of thelate 60s and 70s. Status Quo appear playing Pictures of Matchstick Menon Top Of The Pops in 1968, The Who perform Long Live Rock in the OldGrey Whistle Test studio, Dire Straits play Tunnel Of Love and LynyrdSkynyrd bring a taste of the south with Sweet Home Alabama. The showalso features rare performances from George Benson, Leo Kottke, LinkWray and Tom Petty


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This edition kicks off with big hits from the Rolling Stones and DavidBowie before taking things down a notch with the acoustic picking ofMichael Chapman and the Irish mysticism of Horslips.

However, it's not long before the likes of Motorhead, Nazareth andstraight up blues-rocker George Thorogood turn the volume right back upto 11. A spot of flamenco from Paco De Lucia and a classic track fromStrat-master Eric Clapton round off the show.

Filmed in the 1970s for shows including Top of the Pops, Parkinson,Rock Goes to College and The Old Grey Whistle Test, these rockingtracks will leave you wondering why pianos were ever invented.


Pt V

Including Johnny Thunders, Duane Eddy, Robin Trower, Peter Green, BB King and Joan Jett.



With the Who, the Faces, Focus, Davy Graham, Ralph McTell, Nils Lofgren and Ted Nugent.


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