Radio Stars – In Concert 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Radio Stars -  trading in Glam for New Wave.

Radio Stars – trading in Glam for New Wave.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Stars – In Concert – Sept. 10, 1977 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series

Ending up the week with another dose of the late 70s. This time by way of former glam outfit Jet, reformed and re-tooled as the New Wave band Radio Stars, in concert and recorded by the ever-handy BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series on September 10, 1977.

Radio Stars were an interesting band, if only for the personnel in it at the time. Fronted by Andy Ellison who was at one time lead singer for the legendary John’s Children in the 1960s, and former Sparks bassist Martin Gordon.

As Jet, they failed to connect with the audience, mostly because timing was off and musical tastes were changing. So their re-appearance as the New Wave band Radio Stars did much to improve their popularity. With three albums and a top-40 single to their credit before calling a hiatus in 1979, Radio Stars were a popular but still not well-known band outside their native UK. They geared back up in 1982 and have been on-again/off-again since.

As a reminder of what they were all about during their formative days – crank this one up to 11 and get ready for the weekend. Christmas shopping done? I didn’t think so.

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