Post by Thomas William Patrick Walsh on Jul 2, 2014 10:00:28 GMT
I wouldn't mind refreshing peoples minds on a few shows if that's ok? The one below.....gone? "All Systems Freeman".....all gone? Crackerjacks from December 1968.....all wiped..? Any audio surviving even? Anyway I'll shut up now.
Friday 29th March 1968
BBC1 The Record Star Show 7:30 - 8:20 pm (The Empire Pool, Wembley)
You can't be a member of the Kaleidoscope f/b forum then Thomas? It was announced on 9th January that the audio of Simon Dupree and The Big Sound from The Record Star Show has been found. I'm not aware of anything from Discotheque surviving unfortunately.
That looks like a strong line-up for the show there. A shame it doesn't exist! The same goes for All Systems Freeman, unfortunately. There's a huge gap in Crackerjack from 1964 virtually through to about 1974-ish. So it means that the whole era with Rod MacLennan as host is not represented at all in the archives (not to mention a lot of music guest acts which appeared in the late '60s / early '70s).
Post by williammcgregor on Jul 4, 2014 22:52:53 GMT
The TV critic John Gibson of the Edinburgh Evening News hated the show
he mentioned the following in the 30/3/68 edition
The Flowerpot Men murdered "Let's Go to San Francisco"
DDDBM&T decimated "Legend of Xanadu"
The Easybeats toiled with "Hello How Are You"
he did'nt hold back on his loathing of the show,saying he was thoroughly disgusted with the pop scene when it was all over and that "this circus should never have been allowed within a mile of a TV camera"