Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.
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Bob Harris ...
 Himself - Presenter (29 episodes, 1972-1979)
Anne Nightingale ...
 Herself - Presenter (13 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.

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September 1971 (UK)  »

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Whistle Test  »

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The series was accused of being slow to catch on to the popularity of punk acts. Host Bob Harris was even physically attacked by Sid Vicious in March 1977 because of his perceived antipathy towards the genre. Harris admits he became "the symbol of everything they hated". In 1978 Anne Nightingale took over from him because she was regarded as more receptive to the new music. See more »

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Bob Harris - Presenter: Mock rock...
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Featured in The Old Grey Whistle Test at 30 (2001) See more »

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Stone Fox Chase
Performed by Area Code 615
(series theme tune)
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A unique collection of live song performances
24 April 2003 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

This collection of performances from the 70's to the 90's includes some classic songs by everyone from Randy Newman to the Damned. Classic footage of the New York Dolls, Captain Beefheart, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and others make this a must have for any music fan. It's monaural but the quality is still very good and most performances are live.


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