I have just been reading through an issue of record mirror dating 5th oct 1968 and saw an interesting article for a Jack good produced show.It was called " innocence, anarchy and soul,for itv transmission on saturday oct 12th .I think it was made by yorkshire television and jack good was told to book the talent of his choice and the result was that in one show you had Alan bown,brian auger,julie driscoll,breakaways,the chants,lonnie donegan,chris farlowe,flirtations,don lang,lulu,emperor rosko,ian whitcombeand a re-formed lord rockingham's xl .Apparantly the show was in three parts and i wondered if anyone here has heard of this show and of course what if anything exists of it.
Post by laurencepiper on Feb 28, 2009 21:22:57 GMT
Never heard of that one but it sounds interesting! A good line-up. I'd guess it doesn't exist; Yorkshire have a very good archive but going by the date, it's from their early period that does have gaps. Can anyone confirm it's status? I just hope it's not yet another missing piece of our pop history, particularly interesting due to Good's involvement.
Incidentally, this show nearly included Jerry Lee Lewis. He was flown over especially for the taping, only for there to be a technicians strike. Despite this, he still performed 3 songs (the performance survives on audio).
Yorkshire TV was a new franchise so I don't think they bothered with 405 lines or buying monochrome cameras (which of course were soon to be out of date), obviously, they still made shows in B/W due to ephemeral/union reasons of that time. One of the reasons it's early drama Gazette was in B/W was that it had been prerecorded in an old ABC studios IIRC.
Their Tony Hatch spectacular "Mr & Mrs. Music" was also made in colour. Music shows sold well abroad, Germany, the Netherlands and of course the US were transmitting in colour.
And indeed was shown to a lucky audience at a recent Kaleidoscope event in Birmingham. If I remember correctly it was made by Yorkshire for ATV, although the tape has no ident on it. The ATV involvement may be the reason the show was taped in colour, as they were probably the main ITV company at that time for export sales. It's a particularly eye-popping period piece, essentially a riotous late 60s rock'n'roll revival show mixed with more than a pinch of pyschedelia. The programme is in three distinct themed sections as the title suggests, separated at the usual commercial break intervals for an hour long show. It reminded me in parts of some of the work Jack Good did with the Monkees on their 'Head' movie, which of course also features Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger.
As per the previous replies, I believe Yorkshire TV were equipped for 625 colour from the start initially with Marconi MkVII cameras, using only a b&w output for early shows. Programmes such as Hadleigh and Jokers' Wild switched from b&w to colour mid-series.