David Bowie – Oh, You Pretty Things [BBC]

Written by on September 21, 2022


21 Sept 1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing ‘Wild Thing’, Bob Dylan playing ‘Maggies Farm’, plus America and Lesley Duncan ‘live’ in the studio. The influential show went on to enjoy a run from 1971 to 1987. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys—doormen in grey suits. The songs they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test. https://youtu.be/3JWGXagA1MI

David Bowie – Oh, You Pretty Things [BBC]



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