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Ten-part series featuring vintage rock, pop and soul performances from the BBC archives.

DVDs are NTSC


format, region-free and playable worldwide!. Video and audio is 10/10. Comes complete with cover and
disc artwork.
DISC 1
Episode 1: THE CLOTHES I LOVE TO WEAR - 28 Minutes
This edition looks at the fashions of the early 70s - silver stacks, sequins, hot pants and jump suits - and the
tearful reactions provoked by appearances from the likes of Donny Osmond and the Bay City Rollers. Plus
music from T Rex, the Sweet, David Cassidy, Mud and Alvin Stardust.
1 T Rex - Hot Love (totp `71)
2 Sweet - Blockbuster (totp `73)
3 Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now (totp '72)
4 Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone (totp `73)
5 Mud - Tiger Feet (totp '74)
6 Alvin Stardust - Just My Jealous Mind (totp `74)
7 Suzi Quattro - Devil Gate Drive (totp `74)
8 David Cassidy - Some Kind Of Summer (totp '73)
9 Donny Osmond - Puppy Love (The Osmonds `74)
10 The Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (Crackerjack `75)
11 Outro
Episode 2: SATIN AND TAT - 29 Minutes
Despite the split of The Beatles at the end of the 60s, British music still ruled the airwaves into the new
decade. The kings of British rock were joined by the young pretenders and the pioneers of glam rock,
Queen, who subsequently became the chameleon superstars of the next two decades. Featuring music from
The Moody Blues, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen and Elton John.
1 Moody Blues - Question (It`s Lulu `70)
2 The Who - Won`t Get Fooled Again (totp `71)
3 The Stones - Brown Sugar (totp `71)
4 The Faces - Stay With Me (Sounds For Saturday `72)
5 David Bowie - Queen Bitch (ogwt `72)
6 Queen - Killer Queen (totp `74)
7 Elton John - The Bitch Is Back (ogwt '74)
8 Outro
Episode 3: CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE? - 29 Minutes
The early 70s, a golden age for the soul singer, catered for the adult audiences, whilst teenagers welcomed
the arrival of Michael Jackson. Then, in the middle of the decade, from soul music sprang the Disco
Explosion. Including performances from Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Rose Royce, and
The Real Thing.
1 Aretha Franklin - Don`t Play That Song Again (Cliff Richard Show `70) B&W
2 The Temptations - Can`t Get Next To You (totp `70) B&W
3 Jackson Five OR Michael Jackson - Rockin` Robin (totp `72)
4 Gladys Knight - Help Me Make It Through The Night (Full House `72)
5 Bill Withers - Ain`t No Sunshine (ogwt `72)
6 Labelle - Lady Marmalade (In Concert `75)
7 Rose Royce - Love Don`t Live Here Any More (totp `78)
8 The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force? (totp `79)
9 Outro

Episode 4: FREE TO BE ME - 28 Minutes


A favourite teenage chat-up line in 1972 was 'do you like heavy music?'. The intellectually inclined called it
'progressive', and it even had its own TV programme - The Old Grey Whistle Test. Out of 'heavy' music
was eventually to come heavy metal, but first came the back-to-basics no nonsense 'pub rock' that was to
foreshadow punk. Including performances from Free, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Yes and Dr Feelgood.
1 Free - All Right Now (totp `70)
2 Deep Purple - Black Night (totp `70)
3 Jethro Tull - The Witches` Promise (totp `70)
4 Focus - Sylvia (ogwt `72)
5 Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My (ogwt `74)
6 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Delilah (ogwt `75)
7 Dr Feelgood - Roxette (ogwt `75)
8 Outro
Episode 5: DAYS I KNEW THEN - 28 Minutes
Seventies mainstream music found a place for disco, theatre, hummability and of course, glam. The clothes
too were amazing, as the decade saw a startling array of sassy costumes, from satin trousers and bobble
hats to bacofoil body-suits and boas. Featuring performances from Abba, Sparks, David Essex, Wings, Kate
Bush, Boney M, 10CC, The Carpenters and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel.
1 The Carpenters - Close To You (In Concert `71)
2 Abba - Waterloo (totp `74)
3 Sparks - This Town Ain`t Big Enough (totp `74)
4 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Come Up And See Me (totp `75)
5 David Essex - Star (In Concert `75)
6 Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (Mike Yarwood Christmas Show `77)
7 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (totp `78)
8 Boney M - Rasputin (totp `78)
9 Outro
DISC 2
Episode 6: LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY - 29 Minutes
The Seventies provided a stage and a live audience for some of the best singer/songwriters in the business,
in the form of such programmes as The Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert. Featuring performances
from Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Don McLean, Paul Simon and Janis Ian.
1 Carole King - Natural Woman (In Concert `71)
2 James Taylor - Fire And Rain (In Concert `70)
3 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (In Concert `71)
4 Randy Newman - Political Science (ogwt `72)
5 Don McLean - Vincent (Sounds For Saturday `72)
6 Paul Simon - American Tune (Parkinson `75)
7 Janis Ian - At Seventeen (ogwt '76)
8 Outro
Episode 7: COMIN` HOME TO YOU - 28 Minutes
Superstars of mainstream rock, cult bands and million-selling transatlantic troubadours who could fill a
stadium all played sets for the BBC in the 70s. Featuring performances from the Eagles, Hall and Oates,
Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton and Dire Straits.

1 The Eagles - Take It Easy (In Concert `73)


2 Hall & Oates - She`s Gone (ogwt '76)
3 Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub (ogwt `75)
4 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (ogwt `75)
5 Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way (ogwt `76)
6 Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (ogwt `78)
7 Outro
Episode 8: SMASH IT UP - 28 Minutes
Punk music came late to the BBC. It was reputed to have a pernicious influence. But come it eventually
did, along with the New Wave that superceded it, witness these vintage sessions by The Clash, The
Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Damned, The Undertones and Joy Division.
1 The Clash - Tommy Gun (Something Else `78)
2 The Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again (ogwt `78)
3 The Damned - Offspring (ogwt `79)
4 The Stranglers - Hangin` Around (Rock Goes To College `78)
5 The Jam - Eton Rifles (Something Else `79)
6 Siouxie & The Banshees - Love In A Void (Something Else `79)
7 The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy (ogwt `79)
8 Joy Division - Transmission (Something Else `79)
9 Outro
Episode 9: THE BOY LOOKED AT JOHNNY 29 Minutes
America, like the UK, underwent its own punk explosion in the 70s, followed by the mellower strains of
what became known as the New Wave. Archive performers include Alice Cooper, The New York Dolls,
The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Talking Heads and Bruce Springsteen.
1 Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels (ogwt `71)
3 New York Dolls - Jet Boy (ogwt `73)
2 Patti Smith - Horses (ogwt `76)
3 Iggy Pop - I`m Bored (ogwt `79)
4 The Ramones - Don`t Come Close (ogwt `78)
5 Blondie - Touched By Your Presence Dear (ogwt `78)
6 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (ogwt `78)
7 Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita (ogwt `79)
8 Outro
Episode 10: SHUT UP, LISTEN, AND DANCE 29 Minutes
At the end of the 70s, many sounds associated with the 80s were already coming to the fore - including the
synthesiser and the ska revival - and were beginning to make their first appearances on the BBC. Archive
performers include Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Police, Elvis Costello, Simple Minds, Human
League, The Specials, Madness and Kraftwerk.
1 Ian Dury - Sex & Drugs & Rock`n`Roll (Sight & Sound `77)
2 The Police - Message In A Bottle (Rock Goes To College `78)
3 The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (totp `78)
4 Elvis Costello - Oliver`s Army (totp `79)
5 Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Tomorrow`s World `75)
6 Human League - Path Of Least Resistance (Mainstream `79)
7 The Specials - Too Much Too Young (ogwt `79)
8 Madness - Night Boat To Cairo (ogwt `79)

9 Outro