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The Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy

I recorded this great live Thin Lizzy performance onto VHS video tape at the time too. The Tube studios look quite large on this clip but in real life they were quite small - it's where I met Paul and Linda McCartney - spoke with them both and got Paul's autograph. Every Friday evening the national focus was on Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and the music at The Tube at Tyne Tees Television. I've temporarily removed the 'Rewind The Tube' programme from the Watch page but it will eventually return.

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Beatles 1

Restoration of The Beatles 1 Video Collection: Part 1/5


Restoration of The Beatles 1 Video Collection: Part 2/5
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The Beatles - Revolution

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Spike

This moment has always been and will forever be, for me, the very best moment ever from live telly / an awards show… from dear, dear Spike.

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Cilla - Alfie

Forget Dionne Warwick and Cher… alongside 'Liverpool Lullaby', *this* is my favourite Cilla recording.

From Wikipedia:
"I said I'd only do it if Burt Bacharach himself did the arrangement, never thinking for one moment that he would. [When] the reply came back from America that he'd be happy to...I said I would only do it if Burt came over to London for the recording session. 'Yes,' came the reply. Next I said that as well as the arrangements and coming over, he had to play [piano] on the session. To my astonishment it was agreed that Burt would do all three. So by this time, coward that I was, I really couldn't back out."
The session for Cilla Black's recording of "Alfie" took place in the autumn of 1965 at Studio One,
Abbey Road Studios and was overseen by Black's regular producer George Martin. In addition to the agreed arranging and piano playing, Bacharach conducted a 48-piece orchestra which played on the session which also featured the Breakaways as background vocalists. According to Black, Bacharach had her cut eighteen complete takes before he was satisfied with her vocal while Bacharach's estimation of the session's total number of takes, including partial ones, is as high as "twenty-eight or twenty-nine...I kept going [thinking] can we get it a little better...[add] just some magic[?]".



Besides thinking about Cilla's family, I'm feeling for Paul O'Grady right now. He's completely cut up about Cilla's passing. Sad
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A Loop In My Head

From the moment I woke up this morning I have had the beginning melody of 'A Love For You' running around my head. Over and over. Won't leave me alone. Happy

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No Milk Today

The glass milk-bottle holder for the milkman complete with a choice of messages - including ‘No Milk To-day’....
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‘Two up two down’ - two rooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs - terraced house.....
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Aquostic

See the Aquostic Roundhouse Q and A and concert on the Watch page.

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Norwogian Weed

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Colossus At 70

This TNMOC recording is from just a short while before Jerry’s death earlier this year.
Bletchley Park audio podcast continues to provide fascinating eye-witness interviews.


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Klaus Voormann And Paul McCartney In Hog Hill Mill Studios c2008





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Status Quo Medley

FULL SCREEN! ..... HEADPHONES ON! ..... VOLUME UP! .... Bloody hell it’s just like being there!!!!
The mighty Quo. Always great performers and entertainers.





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Mike Oldfield - Serpent Dream (Live)





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Mike Oldfield - Punkadiddle (Live)





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Meet Me On The Corner (Live 1971) - Lindisfarne

Local Geordie group Lindisfarne with a good live performance of Meet Me On The Corner from 1971.






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Blue Peter Presenters

Mine were Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and John Noakes - “Get Down Shep” - who were yours?







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Rewind The 60s

I think this piece from my You Tube deserves a place here. It features interesting scenes from The Casbah.






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