. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Live In London – 1973 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert
A familiar name from the British Invasion days of the mid-60s, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was a distinct about-face from Pop and into the realm of Prog by the 1970s. Losing the 2 minute formula songs in favor of longer excursions and virtuosic solos, Manfred Mann‘s Earth Band did have several successful hits in the early 70s; most notably Blinded By The Light, which was a staple on many FM Underground stations during that time.
Tonight it’s a concert, recorded at Golders Green Hippodrome in 1973 by the venerable BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series. Vintage Earth Band, which is still together with two original members, Manfred Mann and Mick Rogers and several personnel changes later. This concert features the original lineup of Mann, Rogers, Chris Slade and Colin Pattenden.
Enjoy – and get ready for the weekend.