Post by williammcgregor on Nov 12, 2013 14:59:58 GMT
I've just received a DVD containing old issues of "LOOK-IN" magazine on it from 1971 onwards, I'll work my way through but I've already seen some possibly (new?) info for you, that I can't see on either Lost Shows or IMDB. (I've underlined any groups or solo artists (I think have not been mentioned elsewhere before)
Rock On with 45
issue no.11 week ending 8th March 1975 in the Stewpot's Newsdesk feature: There are some great guests on this week's exciting edition of '45' The Bay City Rollers and Mud lead the onslaught,and they are ably backed up by The Hues Corporation, Richard and Linda Thompson, and the Celebrated Artists Band. Kid Jensen is the DJ who keeps the pot boiling.
Also in this issue, is an interview with Alvin Stardust in which he says "I love being on Granada's '45' You get a chance to do more than your current single. The audience is live and you perform live that creates a fantastic atmosphere."
that's all for now...I'll see if I can find any more info
great stuff william ,many thanks once again ,the bcrs would no doubt have been singing their number one hit ,bye bye baby ,and mud would have been doing their chart hit of the time ,the secrets that you keep and the hues corporation were probably promoting their new release,love corporation ,45 tended to give a spot for an artisst to sing 3 songs on each show i wonder who got the pleasure of performing 3 in a row on this edition ,if the hues corporation were over in england at the time ,and they were singing live on the show ,my money goes on that group to perform 3 in a row on the live spot .
william do you have any editions of look in from sept ,oct ,nov 1974 ,only on e bay some time ago there was a look in for sale and on the front cover it said that look in goes behind the scenes of 45 ,all as i can remember william that im sure the front cover of the mag was blue ,but id be very interested in what the article was about ,heres hoping its in your collection ,thank you.
I used to video record '45' on my Dad's Phillips machine at the time. Sadly the picture quality would rapidly deteriorate after a few plays so we would tape over things - fast. The main thing I can add to the discussion was they did show video promo clips an the show. One I remember was Thin Lizzy performing 'Rosalie' in 1975. I remember being surprised when the song finally became a hit in 1978 as I recalled seeing it on '45'. Three years is a long time when you're in your early teens. The Bee Gees promo for 'Jive talking' was played as well. I couldn't say for definite but the Hues Corporation was probably a video promo as I don't recall them ever visiting England, even when 'Rock The Boat' was a hit. Studio performances that have stuck in my mind were Geordie promoting 'Goodbye Love' (definitely wasn't live) and the Rubettes promoting 'Foe Dee O Dee'. For the record we never had many Phillips video cassettes. They were prohibitively expensive (£18 for an hour tape - that wasn't far off a weeks wages in 1974) and the machine itself kept going wrong. It was a relief when VHS finally came along. The only cassettes I kept were the TOTP edition recently shown which I gave to my old band mates Dandy who opened the show, and a Pop At the Mill which I managed to get the first 6 minutes transferred to DVD. Both are in the BBC archive.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2013 14:14:38 GMT by markjhaley
Thanks so much mark for your post about 45 ,its great to know that someone on here remembers watching the show ,please have you got any more memories mark of any more bands,singers etc that were on the show ,also is there any chance at all mark that you might remember the dance troupe called zigzag that were on the show ,i cant find any info on any of the songs that they performed to ,many thanks again mark.
The only other memory springing to mind would be the Arrows performing 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'. It was the only airplay that record got - anywhere. I remember being astonished that the song didn't chart. Producer Muriel Young thought the same and offered the band their own series on the strength of that one appearance. I've since learned that the band had managed to put Mickie Most's nose out of joint . They were signed to his RAK label and he basically decided not to promote the records he was obliged to release under the terms of their contract...
I'm sorry to say I don't remember the Zig Zag dance troupe at all... Probably was more interested in guitars at the time.
hi mark ,yes i believe the performance of the arrows on 45 impressed muriel so much that she gave the group a series of 28 shows the following year ,thanks for your memories of 45 ,im hoping that others may read this and are able to add a bit more info ,it looks like im the only person who remembers the dancers ,zigzag ,unfortunatley even though i remembber them dancing on the show ,the only routine that has stuck in my mind is of the very first show in april 74 ,and zigzag performed to suzi quatros ,devil gate drive ,and i remember them doing a performance on the edition that was recorded at belle view funfair ,along with joe dolan who was promoting his new single ,sweet little rock n roller ,i think the main reason a lot of the songs dont come to my mind of their performances is that muriel young tended to give the dance troupes records that had been released by a lot of uknown artists of the day ,and most of the songs never reached the charts or airplay on the radio.
Post by williammcgregor on Nov 15, 2013 20:52:41 GMT
* 45 UPDATE
2/1/75 "Rock into 75 with 45 as Kid Jensen introduces the best in beat that 45 featured during the last year - top names like Alvin Stardust,Cockney Rebel,Sparks,Geordie,Ronnie Lane,Alaska,Zig Zag and Sailor." ATV/MIDLAND TV TIMES
This is definitley a new bit of info on the 45 series william ,no one has got any listings on the net of this edition ,i do remember this edition being on the tv at our house ,but i must admitt i cant remember much about what the acts performed ,many thanks in keeping on finding new info out on the series william ,great stuff once again.