Tagged: British Invasion

Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable: Weekend Special

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers...

The Jam – Live At The 100 Club 1977 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Jam – Live at The 100 Club – 1977 Some early Jam this weekend. One of the earlier recorded concerts, done as part of a Special broadcast to the U.S., live from the 100 Club in London, recorded on September 11,...

The Kinks In Session – December 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth

A Little goes a long way: Become a Patron! Continuing the perennial favorites tonight with a session recorded by The Kinks for the BBC’s Top Of The Pops program in December, 1964. Always one of the more adventuresome and original of the initial British Invasion bands of the early 60s,...

The Pretty Things In Session At The BBC – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Pretty Things – BBC Session – Nov. 27, 1967 One of those bands that hves been largely overlooked by the mainstream when it comes to talking about influential groups of the 60s. The Pretty Things were always considered just a little too...

The Zombies In Session – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Zombies – BBC Sessions 1964-1965 A perennial favorite tonight – The Zombies were one of the truly great bands that were part of the first British Invasion of the early 1960’s. Having gone through all the stylistic changes during that decade,...

Argent In Concert – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1973-01-06 BBC In Concert (Argent)   Heading into the early 1970s this weekend for a concert recorded live at The BBC’s Paris Theater in London on January 6, 1973, featuring the legendary Argent.   One of the more popular bands, who were...

The Rolling Stones In Concert – 1965-1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for the Audio Player: The Rolling Stones In Concert – 1965-1967 Since we’re right in the midst of the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary tour, I thought it might be fun to have a listen to some of the earlier stuff. So . . I dug...

Franz Ferdinand In Concert At The Great Wide Open Festival – 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Franz Ferdinand In Concert At The Great Wide Open Festival – 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Franz Ferdinand – Great Wide Open Festival 2012 Franz Ferdinand this weekend at the Great Wide Open Festival in Holland this past Summer, recorded by the Dutch radio channel VPRO. Having a busy year, Franz Ferdinand were at most of the festivals...

The Specials In Session – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: THE SPECIALS – BBC Peel Sessions Diving into the 70’s this Friday night with The Specials. A session recorded at the BBC for the John Peel Program, most of it from May 23, 1979. Here’s what’s on the player: The Specials John...

XTC In Concert

XTC – In Concert – 1978 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Become a Patron! XTC this weekend, recorded live in concert from March 25, 1978 – when the band was just 15 months old. Argued over whether they were more popular in the U.S. than the UK, they had mass appeal and a string of hits to prove it worldwide. Although...