Tag Archives: The Old Grey Whistle Test

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of David Bowie  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

15/9/15 – David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1972 / Peter Noone – Oh! You Pretty Things – 1971

A 1972 session for the Old Grey Whistle Test by David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey. It wasn’t broadcast till 1982, probably due to a time issue, Queen Bitch and Five Years being two songs that were broadcast. Oh! You Pretty Things is a song from the pre Ziggy album Hunky Dory released in 1971. Although Bowie […]

The Pretty Things 1974 Pic

14/9/15 – The Pretty Things – Singapore Silk Torpedo – Live On The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1974

The Pretty Things in the seventies, a contemporary Glam, post sixties, pre Punk, Rolling Stones meet Aerosmith Rock ‘n’ Roll with rings, long hair and featuring the man once known as having the longest hair ever, Phil may on vocals. A brother act in controversy with the Stones with their youthful sixties antics and featuring early Stones […]

Steve Hillage Hyde Park 76

12/5/15 – Steve Hillage – Hurdy Gurdy Glissando – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 2nd November – 1976

After the Radio Gnome trilogy, Daevid Allen left Gong in 1975 and Steve Hillage took over as the band’s leader. Shamal was recorded later that year, it was produced by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and came out in early 1976, but Hillage uncomfortable with his new position left before the album was released. With Allen gone, Gong were […]

The Spiders 1972

24/6/14 – The Spiders From Mars Starring David Bowie – Five Years – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1972/Live In Santa Monica – 1972

David Bowie and The Spiders play Five Years on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972, in a clip that I have never seen before till today. This is an extension of the last post about Suede, as Bowie became such an obsession as an individual for so many people – and of course he was a […]