Just a quick post today with some of the greatest guitar from the old grey whistle test. Today we are also sharing Rick Barnes a guitarist from Ohio and we will post a new Grateful Dead article on Saturday read our previous article on the Grateful Dead members if you haven’t already.
Some of the Greatest Guitar from the TV Show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” was a live music tv show from the BBC that ran on TV in the UK in the 70s and 80s a Golden era for many Guitar Greats.
The Runaways – Wasted Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test 1977
Post departure of Lead singer Cherie Currie forced Joan Jett to front the band and a finer job couldn’t have been done with the Runaways. This set the path to her solo career and showed the Tenacity of the band to fight on with a change at the height of popularity.
Dire Straits At The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Mark Knopfler is on display for all his talents. Subtle, Soulful, Economical, Stinging, Dramatic, and Dynamic.
GARY MOORE – Back On The Streets Old Grey Whistle Test
Gary Moore stretches out with Thin Lizzy to show why he’s always been one of the best guitar performers ever.
Rory Gallagher BullFrog Blues The Old Grey Whistle Test
Rory Gallagher gives an example of his ability to put on some straight-ahead rock n roll. This is the type of playing that caused “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis to call on him on a few occasions.
Budgie – Who Do You Want for Your Love ? Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test
On the other side of the coin of Budgie, Look up “Breadfan” for its Barn Burning rock. This performance of “Love” shows why you can’t label their music anything but “Budgie”. They stand alone proudly.
Eric Clapton – Badge Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test
Bluesman Clapton found his footing as a major solo artist. This is a reinterpretation of the Last song he wrote in Cream, melding an easier accessible Eric while still bringing the Blues to the table.