Glam Rock

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Choices: Disco, Rock Or Punk?

KTNQ-AM – Jack Armstrong – January 26, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When you think about it, 1979 was a turning-point year in music. Sure, you still had Disco and it was still a dominating force in mainstream Pop and R&B. And Rock was still Rock; big enough...

Tyrannosaurus Rex - In Concert 1970

Tyrannosaurus Rex In Concert – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Tyrannosaurus Rex – in Concert at The Paris Theatre for The Sunday Show – Jan. 4, 1970 – BBC Radio 1 – Tyrannosaurus Rex, soon to be known as just T. Rex, going from Psych-drenched folkish noodling to leading the exponent of Glam Rock in a matter of months of...

Slade - in concert 1972

Slade In Concert – Golders Green, Hippodrome 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Slade – in concert from Golders Green Hippodrome, London – May 28, 1972 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Slade to end out the week. One of those bands who were massively popular everywhere else in the world, but the U.S. in the 1970s – transitioning over from a...

King Adora

King Adora – Live At Birmingham Academy 2001 – Past Daily Soundbooth

King Adora – live at Birmingham Academy – October 31, 2001 – BBC Radio 1 – King Adora in concert tonight. Formed in Birmingham, England in 1998, King Adora was primarily a hard rock and Indie band, but were going in the direction of a Glam Revival. Because of that,...

Hanoi Rocks

Hanoi Rocks – In Session 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Hanoi Rocks – in session – BBC Radio 1 – July 1984 – BBC Radio 1 Hanoi Rocks – in session from July of 1984. I will freely admit, Hair-Bands in the 80s weren’t my thing – frankly, there was already enough diversity in Pop music at the time to...

Mott the Hoople

Mott The Hoople – Live At Paris Theatre 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mott The Hoople tonight. From a concert recorded at the BBC’s Paris Theatre in London in 1971. In case you didn’t know, Mott The Hoople had been around since 1968 and had recorded a string of high-energy hard-rock albums which firmly established them as one of the bands spearheading the...

T.Rex

T. Rex In Session 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

T. Rex – In Session for Top of The Pops – October, 1970 – BBC Radio 1 – Before they shortened it to T. Rex, Tyrannosaurus Rex were a duo, consisting of singer-songwriter/former lead singer for John’s Children Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took, whose percussion consisted of bongos, African...

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro – Live In Italy 1975 – Backstage Weekend

Suzi Quatro – live in Rimini, Italy – August 15, 1975 – RAI Radio 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Suzi Quatro this week. One of those names synonymous with the 70s and certainly with Glam, Suzi Quatro became part of the hit-making machine of Chinn and Chapman who...

David Bowie – Live In London 2000 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend – Birthday Edition

David Bowie – Live In London 2000 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend – Birthday Edition

David Bowie – live at The BBC Theatre, London – June 27, 2000 – BBC Radio 1 – David Bowie – whose 69th birthday was observed yesterday (January 8th), has been the object of a flurry of congratulations, celebrations and tributes. But since it’s the weekend, I can’t think of...

The Tubes – In Session At KSAN 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Tubes – In Session At KSAN 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Tubes – In Session at The Record Plant, Sausalito – KSAN – June 2, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – By the time of this session in 1974, The Tubes were already something of Bay Area legends. Formed in 1972, they quickly attracted much attention via their...