Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guitar Heroes at the BBC III

Continuing on with Guitar music programs, this week Guitar Heroes at the BBC III is on BBC Four all this week.  There are six episodes and the first one was on last night. Billed as a Compilation of classic archive performances from the guitar gods of the late 60s and 70s.  There is one episode every night from the 12th April on wards.

There should be some good stuff on it for Guitar Players to watch.  Some of the artists and songs are below.

Status Quo Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Status Quo appear playing Pictures of Matchstick Men on Top Of The Pops in 1968
The Who perform Long Live Rock in the Old Grey Whistle Test studio
Dire Straits play Tunnel Of Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd bring a taste of the south with Sweet Home Alabama.
The show also features rare performances from George Benson, Leo Kottke, Link Wray and Tom Petty.

I saw Episode 1.  Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott, Brian Robertson, Scot Gorham playing The Boy are Back in Town last night. Piece of trivia, the song is about The Quality Street gang. They were group of criminals operating in Manchester in the 1960s and 1970s.
I also was watching a few guitarists I had never seen before so that was interesting to see.

The programs are not on the BBC iPlayer, probably due to copyright reasons so you need to record them or catch them live.

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