Pop (1969 editions)
Ten Years After, Caravan and Family all made appearances on "Colour Me Pop" in 1969, but none survive (Agghhhhh!!!!!!!!!). Apparently there were a lot of viewer complaints following The Group Therapy show on 31st May 1969, the BBC hierarchy then enforced an 'underground groups' embargo which may have been the reason, or at least partly the reason the series was axed shortly afterwards.
All shown in colour
The Move - BBC2 Saturday 4th January 1969, 11:05-11:40pm (" I Can Hear the Grass Grow", "Beautiful Daughter", "Goin Back", "Wild Tiger Woman", "Christian Life", "Blackberry Way", "Something", "Fire Brigade" & "Flowers in the Rain" - exists on colour vt)
Sons And Lovers - BBC2 Saturday 11th January 1969, 11:10-11:35pm
The Pop Tops - BBC2 Saturday 18th January 1969, 11:00-11:30pm
The Toast - BBC2 Saturday 25th January 1969, 11:15-11:40pm
Chicken Shack - BBC2 Saturday 1st February 1969, 10:55-11:15pm
Bobby Hanna / The Art Movement - BBC2 Saturday 8th February 1969, 11:05-11:30pm *Listed as one joint act elsewhere with Hanna mis-spelt as Manna
The Equals / Barbara Ruskin - BBC2 Saturday 15th February 1969, 11:00-11:35pm
The Marmalade - BBC2 Saturday 22nd February 1969, 11:20-11:40pm
Ten Years After - BBC2 Saturday 1st March 1969, 11:05-11:25pm ("A Sad Song", "No Title" & "I'm Going Home" - Audio exists)
World of Oz - BBC2 Saturday 8th March 1969, 11:00-11:20pm
Caravan - BBC2 Saturday 15th March 1969, 11:15-11:35pm ("Place Of My Own", "Magic Man", "If I Could Do It All Over Again...", "Love Song With Flute", "Ride" - Audio exists)
Harmony Grass - BBC2 Saturday 22nd March 1969, 11:00-11:25pm
No programme on 29th March 1969
No programme on 5th April 1969
Free - BBC2 Saturday 12th April 1969, 10:35-10:50pm
Jimmy Campbell / Sweet Thursday - BBC2 Saturday 19th April 1969, 9:45-10:00pm
Elastic Band - BBC2 Saturday 26th April 1969, 9:50-10:05pm
No programme on 3rd May 1969, "The Hollies in Concert [London]" was shown at 9:15-9:55pm
Family - BBC2 Saturday 10th May 1969, 10:35-10:55pm ("The Weavers Answer", "Observations From a Hill", "How Hi the Li", "Processions" & "A Song For Me" - audio exists)
Cats Eyes - BBC2 Saturday 17th May 1969, 10:45-11:05pm
No programme on 24th April 1969, The Monkees "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" TV special was shown at 8:20-9:10pm (Also featuring Julie Driscoll & Frank Zappa)
Group Therapy - BBC2 Saturday 31st May 1969, 10:45-11:05pm
Lions Of Judea - BBC2 Saturday 7th June 1969, 10:45-11:05pm
Strawbs - BBC2 Saturday 14th June 1969, 10:55-11:15pm
No programme on 21st June 1969
No programme on 28th June 1969
Samson / Trapeze - BBC2 5th July Saturday 1969, 10:45-11:00pm (Trapeze exists - "Magic Carpet Ride", "Meet on the Ledge" & "Can't See a Thing" all live in Wolverhampton introduced by Emperor Rosko, PasB notes Samson only but Trapeze billed in newspaper listing)
Copperfield - BBC2 Saturday 12th July 1969, 11:00-11:25pm
No programme on 19th July 1969, "Free For All: On the Arts, part 2: Pop" was shown at 10:55-11:40pm featuring Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments
Orange Bicycle - BBC2 Saturday 26th July 1969, 10:45-11:10pm
The Love Affair / Philip Goodhand-Tait - BBC2 Saturday 2nd August 1969, 11:05-11:30pm
Gene Pitney & The Mike Cotton Sound - BBC2 Saturday 9th August 1969, 10:45-11:05pm *Others list Pitney and Cotton as separate acts but Cotton's sound were almost certainly the backing band here.
No programme on 16th August 1969
No programme on 23rd August 1969
The Fortunes - BBC2 Saturday 30th August 1969, 10:55-11:15pm
Chambers Brothers - Untransmitted (exists)
- BBC2 Saturday 27th December 1969, 11:00-11:35pm (Bonzo
Dog Band, Caravan, Copperfield, Harmony Grass, Mike Morton Sound, The Nice,
The Peddlers, Gene Pitney, Spooky Tooth & Trapeze)
Highlights programme - BBC2 Saturday 3rd January 1970, 11:20-11:50pm (David Ackles, Jimmy Campbell, Hollies, Honeybus, Jethro Tull, Love Affair, Clodagh Rogers, Samson)
Let it be
This was a film of The Beatles rehearsing for a live concert which would have been their first since 1966. Nobody could agree on a venue and the 'concert' ultimately ended up being staged where nobody could see them - on a rooftop in London on a cold Thursday lunchtime in January, angering neighbouring businessmen who called the police to stop the show. The filming of the rehearsals had begun on 2nd January 1969 at Twickenham Film studio's, George Harrison quit the band eight days later after a blazing row with John Lennon in the canteen (not caught on camera, although an earlier awkward altercation between George and Paul McCartney did make it into the movie). Following George's departure, outtakes reveal John declaring "If he leaves, he leaves" and he goes on to suggest Eric Clapton as a replacement having recently played with him at the Rolling Stones "Rock and Roll Circus" show (Clapton would later briefly join John's Plastic Ono Band). George did return a few weeks later but on condition that filming should resume at their Apple recording studio and that the objective should now be to complete a new album rather than working towards a concert. The rooftop gig on 30th January (curiously similar to Jean-Luc Godard's film of Jefferson Airplane on a roof in New York City just a few months earlier where the cops also arrived to stop the show) was something of a compromise and made for a satisfactory climax to the movie. Some of the best material ended up on the cutting room floor - the jam sessions with Yoko Ono on vocals in particular and Paul in a discussion with girlfriend Linda Eastman, the film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and roadie Neil Aspinall about Yoko's impact on the band: "It's going to be such an incredible sort of comical thing", Paul said, "like in 50 years time [people will say] they broke up because Yoko sat on an amp."
13th May 1970 (81 minutes, colour)
UK TV Premiere :- BBC1 Friday 26th December 1975, 10:55am-12:15pm (Boxing Day morning)
2nd broadcast:- BBC1 Tuesday 24th August 1976, 6:51-8:08pm
3rd broadcast:- BBC2 Wednesday 26th December 1979, 5:53-7:10pm (Part of "The Beatles at Christmas" season)
4th broadcast:- BBC2 Saturday 8th May 1982, 3:10-4:27pm
The May 1982
screening of Let It Be was its' last on British Television - Not
only has it failed to get an airing on a Satellite or Cable channel, it
was never released in Britain on home-video either and remains unissued
anywhere on DVD.
1969 was a transitional year for "Beat Club" which saw the programme gradually shift its' focus from pop to rock and re-introduce live performances. The first half of the year's episodes were largely made up of middle-of-the-road pop acts miming to their latest hit, but there is rare surviving footage of Spooky Tooth and Caravan from this period as well as the only existing footage of Marsha Hunt's brilliant take on Dr John's "Walk on Gilded Splinters", Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger doing "Indian Rope Man" and two quirky but enjoyable numbers from Melanie. After the live policy came into force, Yes belted out a memorably frantic version of "No Opportunity Necessary" and Ten Years After did a great run through of "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" accompanied by some impressive hippie dancing from a girl in the audience. Co-host Dave Lee Travis left the series after show 46 and was briefly replaced by Dave Dee.
recorded and broadcast in black & white
Show 39 - Saturday 25th January 1969, 3:50-4:51pm (Doors on film "Light My Fire" & "Five to One" rec 14/09/1968 in Frankfurt / Gun "Race With the Devil" / Status Quo "Technicolour Dreams" / Move "Blackberry Way")
Show 40 - Saturday 22nd February 1969, 4:00-5:06pm (Bonzo Dog Band "Canyons of Your Mind" / Canned Heat "Going Up the Country" / Driscoll & Auger "Road to Cairo")
Show 41 - Saturday 29th March 1969, 3:45-4:45pm (Sly & the Family Stone on film "Everyday People" / Melanie "Animal Crackers" / Driscoll & Auger "Indian Rope Man")
Show 42 - Saturday 26th April 1969, 4:15-5:15pm ( Melanie "Bobo's Party" / Kinks "Plastic Man" / Beatles "Get Back" promo)
Show 43 - Saturday 7th June 1969, 4:10-5:14pm (Fleetwood Mac "Man of the World" / Spooky Tooth "That Was Only Yesterday" / Steppenwolf "Born to be Wild" & "Rock Me" / Colosseum "Walking in the Park" / Joe South "Games People Play")
Show 44 - Saturday 28th June, 4:15-5:15pm (Marsha Hunt "Walk on Gilded Splinters" / Caravan "Place of My Own" / Procol Harum "Salty Dog")
Show 45 - Saturday 2nd August 1969, 4:15-5:15pm (Thunderclap Newman "Something in the Air" / Steppenwolf "Sookie, Sookie" / also report on Brian Jones' death and Stones Hyde Park concert, Plastic Ono Band "Give Peace a Chance" promo)
Show 46 - Saturday 30th August 1969, 4:00-5:00pm (Steamhammer "Junior's Wailing" & "When Your Friends Are Gone" / Deep Purple "Hallelujah" / Humble Pie "When Will We Be Free" & "Natural Born Boogie" / Procol Harum "Long Gone Geek" / Move "Curly")
Show 47 - Saturday 27th September 1969, 4:00-5:02pm (The Who & Fat Mattress pretty much take up the whole show, The Who mime songs from "Tommy", Fat Mattress perform live)
Show 48 - Saturday 25th October 1969, 4:15-5:16pm (Blodwyn Pig "Modern Alchemist" / Ten Years After "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" / Tea & Symphony "Boredom" / The Nice ""Hang on to a Dream")
Show 49 - Saturday 29th November 1969, 4:00-5:00pm (Yes "No Opportunity Necessary" / Caravan "Magic Man" / Man "2:30 Definitely" / Delaney, Bonnie & Friends incl Eric Clapton "Poor Elijah" & "Where There's a Will There's a Way")
Show 50 - Wednesday 31st December 1969, 4:00-5:00pm (The last "Beat Club" to be broadcast in black & white, Terry Reid did 4 songs / Steamhammer "Lousiana Blues" / Hardin & York "Tomorrow Today" / Chicago Transit Authority "I'm a Man")
were recorded miming to "You Shook Me" & "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
on 27th March 1969 but the footage was shelved. A year later, Beat Club
used snippets of the unbroadcast material to create a sequence for "Whole
Lotta Love". Yes also taped two numbers in 1969 that were not shown at
the time, "Looking Around" and "Survival". Deep Purple also taped "Bird
A performance for Danish television in front of a small audience at TV-Byen in Gladsaxe on 13th March 1969.
"Dazed and Confused"
"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
"How Many More Times"
Monday 17th March 1969 (32 minutes, black & white)
British TV Premiere:- BBC2 Tuesday 2nd January 1990, 12:25am-1:00am (as part of "Heavy Metal Heaven" double bill)
Included on "Led Zeppelin" Region 2 PAL DVD released 26th May 2003 by Warner Music Vision (Also includes Royal Albert Hall show from 9th Jan 1970 as well as later material)
This was effectively a 2nd series of "How it is" but in a much later time slot. Producer Tony Staveacre said ahead of the re-launch "We want to provide a platform for new ideas, styles and sounds and at the same time offer new opportunities for established artists. We want the show to have an urgent, last-minute appeal so that viewers will never quite know what is coming up next." Angela Huth continued to present.
recorded and broadcast in black & white
Show 1 - BBC1 Friday 14th March 1969, 10:50-11:30pm (Incl The Who "Pinball Wizard")
Show 2 - BBC1 Friday 21st March 1969, 10:50-11:30pm (Led Zeppelin "Communication Breakdown" on film as a last minute replacement) / Robert Hughes, who went on to do the "Shock of the New" series, did an item on "multiple art")
Show 3 - BBC1 Friday 28th March 1969, 10:50-11:30pm
No programme on Good Friday 4th April 1969
Show 4 - BBC1 Friday 11th April 1969, 10:50-11:30pm
Show 5 - BBC1 Friday 18th April 1969, 10:55-11:35pm (Colesseum)
Show 6 - BBC1 Friday 25th April 1969, 10:50-11:30pm (Chicken Shack)
Show 7 - BBC1 Friday 2nd May 1969, 10:55-11:35pm (John Lennon & Yoko Ono talk about their film "Rape" and of being busted for marijuana possession, audio exists. Disc & Music Echo reported that Fleetwood Mac were due to appear)
Show 8 - BBC1 Friday 9th May 1969, 10:50-11:30pm
Show 9 - BBC1 Friday 16th May 1969, 10:50-11:30pm (Disc & Music Echo bills Pete Brown's Battered Ornaments)
Show 10 - BBC1 Friday 23rd May 1969, 11:00-11:40pm (Incl Richie Havens "High Flying Bird" and Thundercalp Newman "Something in the Air" & "Wilhelmina", these clips exists)
to "Dim" also survives, but on which edition did they appear?
"Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America." Starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, written by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Terry Southern and directed by Dennis Hopper. The two lead characters, Wyatt (Fonda) and Billy (Hopper) were apparently based on Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds.
Dennis Hopper: "We can't even get into a 2nd rate motel, you dig? They think we're going to cut their throat or something, man. They're scared, man"
Jack Nicholson: "Oh, they're not scared of you, they scared of what you represent to 'em"
Dennis Hopper: "Hey man, all we represent to them man is somebody who needs a haircut."
Jack Nicholson: "Oh no, what you represent to them is freedom."
Dennis Hopper: "What the hell is wrong with freedom man? That's what it's all about."
Jack Nicholson: ""Oh yes that's right, that's what it's all about all right, but talking about it and being it, that's two different things, I mean it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the market place. But don't ever tell anybody they're not free 'cus then they gonna get real busy killing and maiming to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you and talk to you and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual - it's gonna scare 'em."
Dennis Hopper: "That don't make 'em running scared."
Jack Nicholson: "No, it makes 'em dangerous."
Songs on the
Steppenwolf "The Pusher"
Steppenwolf "Born to be Wild"
The Band "The Weight"
The Byrds "Wasn't Born to Follow"
Holy Modal Rounders "If You Want to be a Bird"
Fraternity of Man "Don't Bogart Me"
Jimi Hendrix Experience "If Six Was Nine"
Electric Prunes "Kyrie Eleison"
The Electric Flag "Flash, Bam, Pow"
Roger McGuinn "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
Roger McGuinn "Ballad of Easy Rider"
at the Cannes Film Festival 8th May 1969 (94 minutes colour)
UK Home Video released September 1990 by Columbia Tristar/Cinema Club
Was not screened on British TV until it appeared on a satellite movie channel in the mid-1990's
Region 2 PAL DVD released 10th January 2000 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [With commentary and "Shaking the Cage" featurette]
Region 2 PAL DVD released 19th July 2004 by Colombia Tristar [Special 2 disc edition with book and postcards]
- London Hyde Park
"Super-group" Blind Faith's live debut was this free concert in Hyde Park on Saturday 7th June 1969, more than 100,000 witnessed what turned out to be the band's only live performance in Britain. Stevie Winwood said afterwards "Nerves were showing and it was very daunting, we couldn't relax like you can on tour." Eric Clapton later recalled "I came offstage at the Hyde Park concert shaking like a leaf because I felt once again that I'd let people down". Only a few months later the band would play together for the final time at the end of an American tour, but they did manage to release one pretty decent album. Other acts appearing at Hyde Park in June included The Edgar Broughton Band and Third Ear Band, but no footage of their sets has surfaced.
"Well All Right"
"Sea Of Joy"
"Sleeping in the Ground"
"Under My Thumb"
"Can't Find My Way Home"
"Do What You Like"
"Presence of the Lord"
"Means to an End"
"Had to Cry Today"
"Well All Right"
included on Bee Gees TV Special "Cucumber Castle", TV Premiere:- BBC2 Saturday
26th December 1970, 1:30-2:25pm
"Sea Of Joy" (brief edit) & "Do What You Like" included on "Superstars in Concert" film released 1973, Home Video issued 1989
Full set - Region 2 PAL DVD released 3rd March 2008 by Sanctuary (67 minutes)
in the Park
A Granada Television production, filmed in colour, of The Rolling Stones giving a free concert in Hyde Park in London on 5th July 1969. Mick Taylor was making his debut appearance, Brian Jones had died earlier that week. Other acts performing in the park included Family, King Crimson and Third Ear Band, but none of these were seen in the film.
in the film
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"I'm Yours, She's Mine"
"Jumping Jack Flash"
"Honky Tonk Woman"
"Love In Vain"
"Sympathy For The Devil"
ITV Tuesday 2nd September 1969, 10:30-11:30pm (black & white screening)
Repeat:- Granada (North West ITV region) Saturday 15th November 1969, 12:15-1:10am (first colour screening)
Repeat:- Granada Saturday 27th January 1979, 11:10pm-12:00am
Repeat:- ATV Midlands Saturday 19th May 1979, 10:45-11:45pm
Repeat:- Anglia Saturday 16th June 1979, 11:30pm-12:30am
Repeat:- LWT Saturday 23rd June 1979, 11:10pm-12:10am
Repeat:- TSW (South West ITV region) Thursday 12th June 1986, 11:30pm-12:30am
Repeat:- Central Tuesday 8th July 1986, 11:00pm-12:00am
Repeat:- Anglia & HTV Wednesday 9th July 1986, 11:30pm-12:30am
Repeat:- LWT Saturday 19th July 1986, 1:15am-2:15am
Repeat:- Border Sunday 20th July 1986, 11:05pm-12:05am
Repeat:- Yorkshire Sunday 14th September 1986, 11:30pm-12:30am
Repeat:- Channel Four Monday 2nd May 1988, 6:55pm-8:00pm
Repeat:- ITV Wednesday 5th July 1989, 11:50pm-12:50am
Repeat:- Channel Four Wednesday 11th August 1999, 11:30pm-12:30am
Region 2 PAL DVD released 19th March 2001 by Granada Media (re-issued in 2006 by Network with extras including July 1967 "World in Action" with Mick Jagger discussion)
Film directed by Michael Wadleigh of the 1969 music festival held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm near the town of Bethel, New York, 15th-18th August, attended by around 500,000 people.
"GIVE ME AN 'F'......"
seen in the film
Richie Havens - "Handsome Johnny" & "Freedom" & "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
Joan Baez - "Joe Hill" & "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"
The Who - "We're Not Gonna Take it / See Me, Feel Me" & "Summertime Blues"
Sha-Na-Na - "At the Hop"
Joe Cocker and the Grease Band - "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Country Joe and the Fish - "Rock and Soul Music"
Arlo Guthrie - "Coming Into Los Angeles"
Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"
Jefferson Airplane "Saturday Afternoon"
John Sebastian - "Younger Generation"
Country Joe McDonald - "The Fish Cheer / Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-to-Die-Rag"
Santana - "Soul Sacrifice"
Sly and the Family Stone - "Dance to the Music" & "I Want to Take You Higher"
Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "Purple Haze" & "Villanova Junction"
26th March 1970 (184 minutes, colour)
British TV Premiere:- Channel Four Thursday 5th May 1988, 11:30pm-3:00am
Repeat:- Channel Four Monday 28th August 1989, 11:30pm-2:55am
Home Video "Director's Cut" released 8th August 1994 by Warner (184 minutes)
Region 2 PAL DVD released 9th September 1999 by Warner (this was also the Director's Cut)
This series of six programmes hosted by Alan Price went out in a weekday children's slot, "I adore working with children" Price said ahead of the first show, "We aim to bring the kids all kinds of music, everything from pop to blues and traditional folk. We want to give all the artists on the show the chance to perform two or three numbers - anything they feel like doing. And we want to get away from this idea of guest artists coming on just to plug their latest record."
Show 1 - BBC1
Tuesday 7th October 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white) (Incl
Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well", "Like Crying" & "Linda". which exists)
Show 2 - BBC1 Tuesday 14th October 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white) (Incl Pentangle)
Show 3 - BBC1 Tuesday 21st October 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white) (Incl Moody Blues)
Show 4 - BBC1 Tuesday 28th October 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white) (Incl Magna Carta)
Show 5 - BBC1 Tuesday 4th November 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white) (Incl Slade during their skinhead look, "Wild Winds Are Blowing" & "Martha My Dear", exists)
Show 6 - BBC1 Tuesday 11th November 1969, 5:15-5:44pm (black & white)
This was a Granada production for a weekday late afternoon children's slot hosted by Ayshea Brough and Graham Bonney (both faces of Granada's former pop show "Discotheque"). The series, aimed at 8-14 year olds, promised each week to present a singer or group who had yet to cut a record and to also add animation and comedy to the mix whilst Graham would sing a request number backed by the resident group The Pattern. The Ken Martyne Dancers were also a regular feature, working out dance steps with 'The Feet'. The Harvest label act Tea and Symphony were among the guests on the very first edition, they had just released an album called "An Asylum for the Musically Insane", but this proved to be a false dawn for those with more 'far out' tastes as the rest of the series typically focussed on lightweight pop. Ahead of the opening show, producer Muriel Young was reported to have come to the conclusion that under 10's preferred songs like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", 10-12's preferred pop hits from 6-12 months ago and 12-14's were into Tamla Motown.
Show 1 - ITV Wednesday 5th November 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (black & white) (Incl Tea & Symphony / Family Dogg / Long John Baldry / Ruby James)
Show 2 - ITV Wednesday 12th November 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (black & white) (The Ray Davies billed to appear on this show was not the same Ray Davies of the Kinks, also Dave Allenby / 4 O'Briens / The Tangerine Peel)
Show 3 - ITV Wednesday 19th November 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (colour?) (John Walker / The Clifornians / Heathmore / Millie Small / Ron Tremaine)
Show 4 - ITV Wednesday 26th November 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (colour?) (PP Arnold / Jimmy Cliff / Magic Valley / Peppermint Circus / Spectrum)
Show 5 - ITV Wednesday 3rd December 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (colour?) (The Black Velvet / The Format / Gene Latter / Lorenzo & Margo)
Show 6 - ITV Wednesday 10th December 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (colour?) (Lou Christie / The Casuals / Samantha Jones / Chris Simmons / Niyah Shuffe)
Show 7 - ITV Wednesday 17th December 1969, 4:55-5:20pm (colour?) (Craig Douglas / Orange Bicycle)
Show 8 - ITV Wednesday 24th December 1969, 1:50-2:25pm (colour?) (Scaffold / Love Affair / John Walker / Song and dance man Ray Davies)
Show 9 - ITV Wednesday 31st December 1969, 4:40-5:10pm (colour) (Bonzo Dog Band / The Californians / Susan Maughan)
shows of the 1st series are detailed on the 1970 page
/ European Music Revolution
Two films of the "Festival Actuel" at Mont de I'Enclus, Amougies, Belgium 24th-28th October 1969, directed by Jérôme Laperrousaz and Jean-Noël Roy. The organisers, BYG records (Gong's label), had originally planned to stage the concert as the first ever rock festival in France but the French government blocked it and it was then moved to a turnip field a few miles beyond the French border. The films of the event include performances by Captain Beefheart, Gong, Caravan, The Nice, Pretty Things, Soft Machine and Pink Floyd. Frank Zappa was hired as master of ceremonies but as he couldn't speak any French he ended up jamming with some of the acts instead (including Pink Floyd). Neither film has been seen publicly since the early 1970's, apparently "Music Power" has the better footage of the acts on stage whilst "European Music Revolution" is more focussed on the crowd.
The Belgium TV station RTB also made a documentary film.
Films released in France, May 1970 (215 minutes combined, colour)
Belgian TV - 17th November 1969 (black & white)
Film of the Rolling Stones November 1969 US tour and free concert at Altamont on 6th December. During the latter, a member of the audience was stabbed to death near the front of the stage by one of the Hell's Angels hired to provide security (a jury later concluded that he acted in self defence). Three other people also died at the event, two in a hit and run car accident and one by drowning in a canal. The support acts at Altamont were Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, two of these acts made it into the film, The Grateful Dead were also due to play but backed out due to the violence, Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane had been knocked out by a punch by one the Hell's Angels in the middle of their set.
used in the film
The Rolling Stones
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"Love in Vain"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Street Fighting Man"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Under My Thumb"
"Gimme Shelter" (over closing credits)
Ike and Tina Turner - "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (at Madison Square Garden)
Jefferson Airplane - "The Other Side of This Life" (Altamont)
Flying Burrito Brothers - "Six Days on the Road" (Altamont)
6th December 1970 (91 minutes, colour)
British TV Premiere:- Channel Four Sunday 26th April 1987, 12:50am-2:30am
Repeat:- BBC4 Tuesday 23rd October 2007, 11:45pm-1:20pm
Repeat:- BBC4 Thursday 17th January 2008, 1:00am-2:35am
Region 2 PAL DVD released 28th September 2009 by Warner (Region 1 DVD available since 2000)
Top of the
Pops (1969 editions)
1969 and the two years either side of it were the peak years in terms of rock music, though this was barely reflected in the singles chart - let alone 'Top of the Pops' - with many bands now choosing to release albums only. TOTP made the switch to colour on 27th November 1969 but the line-ups for the early colour editions were hardly inspiring. Tony Blackburn, following the demise of his own show on ITV, began a lengthy run as presenter of "Top of the Pops" in April whilst this year also saw Stuart Henry, Peter Murray and Alan Freeman all host the show for the final time.
- BBC1 Thursday 27th February 1969, 7:30-8:00pm (black & white)
Surviving edition - BBC1 Thursday 6th March 1969, 7:30-8:00pm (black & white)
First colour edition - BBC1 Thursday 27th November 1969, 7:05-7:25pm
(not promo films or the audience dancing to the disc):-
27/03/1969 Desmond Dekker - "Israelites"
27/03/1969 The Who - "Pinball Wizard"
10/04/1969 Fleetwood Mac - "Man of the World" **
01/05/1969 Marsha Hunt - "Walk on Guilded Splinters"
05/06/1969 Jethro Tull - "Living in the Past"
05/06/1969 Chicken Shack - "I'd Rather Go Blind"
19/06/1969 Thundercalp Newman - "Something in the Air"
26/06/1969 Billy Preston - "That's the Way God Planned it"
07/08/1969 Humble Pie - "Naural Born Boogie"
14/08/1969 Fairport Convention - "Si Tu Dois Partir"
09/10/1969 David Bowie - "Space Oddity" (pre-recorded with no audience)
23/10/1969 Fleetwood Mac - "Oh Well"
06/11/1969 Jethro Tull - "Sweet Dream"
11/12/1969 Kinks - "Victoria"
25/12/1969 Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Woman" (exists)
Pop Go the
The BBC produced this colour special in association with the German TV station ZDF for broadcast on the final day of the 1960's, it was hosted by Jimmy Savile and German female presenter Elfi Von Kalckreuth. The three notable acts on the bill were The Who, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, though the Johnny Harris Orchestra section is perhaps the best thing on it.
The Who - "I
Can See For Miles"
Adam Faith - "What Do You Want" & "Someone Else's Baby"
The Tremeloes - "Silence Is Golden"
Lulu - "Boom Bang-A-Bang"
Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - "Midnight in Moscow"
The Bachelors - "Charmaine" & "Diane"
Sandie Shaw - "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" & "Wiedehopf Im Mai" (German version of "Puppet On A String")
Marmalade - "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da"
The Johnny Harris Orchestra & The Ascot Dancers - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
The Kinks - "Days"
Horst Jankowski - "A Walk In The Black Forest" (film insert)
The Hollies - "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
Helen Shapiro - "Walking Back To Happiness"
Tom Jones - "Delilah" (Archive TOTP footage on a large screen with audience shown dancing to it)
The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter" (pre-recorded insert)
Cilla Black - "Anyone Who Had A Heart" (pre-recorded insert)
The Shadows - "Apache"
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - "Bachelor Boy"
Cliff Richard - "Congratulations"
The Beatles - "I Feel Fine" & "Help" (Archive footage from "The Beatles at Shea Stadium")
Dusty Springfield - "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
British TV Premiere:-
BBC1 Wednesday 31st December 1969, 10:35-11:50pm (colour)
Repeats:- Edited versions have been shown numerous times on satellite/cable channels since 1998, initially on UK Arena
A compilation of performances directed and produced by Peter Clifton who had started out making surfing movies in Australia, he broke into the rock scene in the mid-1960's recording a Stones tour down under for a local television station.
- "The Beat Goes On"
Kim Fowley - "The Trip"
The Groove - "Relax Me"
The Beach Boys - "Heroes and Villains"
Johnny Farnham - "Everybody Ought to Sing a Song"
The Bee Gees - "To Love Somebody"
Ravi Shankar - "Kathmandu"
Spencer Davis Group - "I'm a Man"
Rolling Stones - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Rolling Stones - "2000 Light Years From Home"
Otis Redding - "Satisfaction"
Small Faces - "Itchycoo Park"
Small Faces - "Lazy Sunday Afternoon"
Traffic - "Hole in My Shoe"
Eric Burdon & The Animals - "Hey Gyp"
Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hanging On"
Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Sebastian Jorgensen / Tim Walker - "Acoustic Guitars"
Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe"
Jimi Hendrix - "Wild Thing"
Joe Cocker - "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Russell Morris - "The Real Thing"
Fifth Dimension - "Have You Tried Love"
Vanilla Fudge - "The Beat Goes On"
in the USA on 16th November 1969
Region 1 NTSC DVD released 26th July 2011 by Music in Motion
01/01/1969 Pentangle - "Train Song" [Tous en Scene, French TV colour] (Live)
04/01/1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" & "Hey Joe / Sunshine of Your Love" [Happening For Lulu, BBC b&w] (Live. Suddenly stop playing "Hey Joe" & launch into "Sunshine" instead of planned duet with host)
05/01/1969 Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride" & "Rock Me" [Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, USA TV colour] (rec 11/15/68)
09/01/1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live at Konserthuset, Stockholm [Number 9, Swedish TV b&w] (full set with a moody "Red House" the highlight)
Jethro Tull - Live at Konserthuset, Stockholm [Number 9, Swedish TV b&w] (Tull supporting Hendrix, their set was also videotaped)
11/01/1969 Pentangle [Once More With Felix, BBC2 colour] (Lost)
15/01/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview [Rood Wit Blauw, Dutch TV b&w] (Good interview with sociologist Abram De Swaan, rec 12/12/68)
18/01/1969 Canned Heat - "Going Up the Country" [Upbeat, USA TV]
26/01/1969 Tommy James & the Shondells - "Crimson & Clover" & "Mony Mony" [Ed Sullivan Show, colour]
01/02/1969 The Kinks - "Steam Powered Trains" & "Picture Book" [Once More With Felix, BBC colour] (rec 07/01/69)
02/02/1969 Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today" [Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, USA TV colour] (rec 24/01/69)
??/??/1969 Deep Purple [Danish TV] (Taped an appearance on 01 or 02/Feb/69)
12/02/1969 The Move [Discotheque, Granada b&w]
15/02/1969 Incredible String Band - "All Writ Down" & "Fine Fingered Hands" [Once More With Felix, BBC2 color] (Audio only exists)
15/02/1969 Pink Floyd - "Set the Controls..." & "Saucerful of Secrets" [Forum Musiques, French TV b&w] (plus Gilmour interview in French)
25/02/1969 The Liverpool Scene - "We'll All Be Spacemen Before We Die" [The Liverpool Scene, Granada b&w] (4 part series of 20 min shows tx'd in the North West featuring the rock-jazz poetry group)
28/02/1969 Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger - "Indian Rope Man" [This is Tom Jones, ATV b&w] (in colour for tx in USA)
Jan-Feb 1969 The Kinks "We Are Two of a Kind", "Where Did My Spring Go?", "When I Turn Off the Living Room Light" "Let's Take Off All Our Clothes" & "Darling I Respect You" [Where Was Spring?, BBC2 colour] (tracks recorded for a comedy series and were accompanied by Klaus Voorman animated drawings)
01/03/1969 The Nice - "Karelia Suite" & "Rondo" [Dim Dam Dom, French TV colour] (The band accompanied by some French girl dancers, "Rondo" with closing credits)
05/03/1969 Pink Floyd [Science Session, BBC1 b&w] (Filmed at Abbey Road to show the recording process for a schools & colleges programme tx'd at 2:05pm, rec 17/12/68)
??/??/1969 Led Zeppelin - "Communication Breakdown" [Swedish TV, b&w]
??/??/1969 The Nice - "Karelia Suite" [?Swedish TV?, b&w] (Performing live, no audience. Possibly did "Brandenburger" on the same show as well)
16/03/1969 Janis Joplin - "Raise Your Hand" & "Maybe Maybe Maybe" [Ed Sullivan Show, USA TV colour]
23/03/1969 Sly and the Family Stone - "Love City" [Ed Sullivan Show, colour]
26/03/1969 Dave Davies [Discotheque, Granada b&w] (Most likely mimed to "Hold My Hand" on this children's tea-time show)
30/03/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono [The Lennon Portrait, Austrian TV b&w] (Documentary on John & Yoko incl some exclusive footage shot during filming of The Rock & Roll Circus)
01/04/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview [Today, Thames TV b&w] (Eamonn Andrews interviews John & Yoko on their return from their Amsterdam Bed-in event)
03/04/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono [The Eamonn Andrews Show, Thames TV b&w] (Chat show which turned into a heated debate, some very hostile comments from audience, audio exists)
??/04/1969 Noam Chomsky debates with William F. Buckley Jr. [Firing Line, USA TV colour] (Taped 3rd April 1969)
05/04/1969 Kinks [Dee Time, BBC1 b&w] (Probably did "Plastic Man")
12/04/1969 White Trash - "Road to Nowhere" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV]
15/04/1969 Jethro Tull - "Song for Jeffrey" [Smet Show, French TV b&w] (Surrounded by some French girls apparently trying to look stoned)
19/04/1969 Pink Floyd Mit Einen Neuem Beat Sound [German TV] (sadly erased, recording date and content unknown)
20/04/1968 The Who - "Pinball Wizard" [This is Tom Jones, ATV b&w] (rec 16/04/69 in colour for tx in USA on 18/04/69, live vocal on pre-rec backing track)
30/04/1969 Mothers of Invention [Burnt Weeny Sandwich, USA TV colour] (18 minutes Mothers special filmed in Berlin 1968)
??/??/1969 Jeff Beck Group - "Plynth (Water Down the Drain)" [Scandanavian TV, b&w] (In the recording studio)
13/05/1969 Eire Apparent [Pop Scotch, Grampian b&w] (Early evening midweek pop series shown in North-East Scotland only, April-June 1969)
15/05/1969 Berkeley Protest News Report [ITN News, b&w] ('People's Park' student protest in California, Reagan sent in troops who killed one and blinded another with over 100 admitted to hospital with shotgun wounds etc.)
19/05/1969 Frank Zappa interview [The Day it is, Canadian TV] (Zappa talks about the corrupt state of American culture)
26/05/1969 Mothers of Invention - "King Kong" [Late Night Line Up, BBC colour] (Glorious. Also did "Oh in the Sky" which is not so glorious, it had been recorded back on 23/10/1968)
08/06/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono [A Bedtime Story, Canadian TV b&w] (Documentary on the Montreal Bed-in event)
10/06/1969 Moody Blues [Pop Scotch, Grampian b&w]
14/06/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview [David Frost Show, USA TV colour] (Talking about Bagism and the "Life With the Lions" LP)
14/06/1969 Alice Cooper - "Refelcted" & "Levity Ball" [The Hy Lit Show, USA TV colour] (Miming in TV studio, no audience)
16/06/1969 Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Get What You Want" [David Frost Show, USA TV colour]
17/06/1969 The Move / Desmond Dekker / Jackie Lomax [Pop Scotch, Grampian b&w] (Desmond Dekker presumably did "Israelites", The Move possibly "Curly" though the release of that was a month away)
25/06/1969 The Doors [Critique - USA TV, colour] (The band did several songs as well as an interview, rec 28-29/04/69)
27/06/1969 Spooky Tooth - "That Was Only Yesterday" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV]
27/06/1969 Moody Blues - "Ride My See Saw", "Never Comes the Day", "Nights in White Satin" & "Legend of a Mind" (Live at Kremlin-Bicêtre) [Tous en Scène, French TV colour] (rec 27/06/69)
T.Rex - "Salamanda Palaganda" (Live at Kremlin-Bicêtre) [Tous en Scène, French TV colour] (rec 27/06/69)
03/07/1969 Brian Jones Dead [ITN News, b&w]
07/07/1969 Jimi Hendrix - "Hear My Train A-Comin'" [Dick Cavett Show, USA TV colour] (Jimi backed by the show's house band as well as an interview)
10/07/1969 Brian Jones Funeral [ITN News, b&w]
10/07/1969 George Clinton & The Parliaments [Say Brother, USA TV colour]
10/07/1969 Jimi Hendrix - "Lover Man" [The Tonight Show, USA TV colour] (Hendrix now backed by Billy Cox & Ed Shaughnessy, Jimi's amp blew and they had to re-start after a break. Flip Wilson also interviewed Hendrix, audio exists)
18/07/1969 Janis Joplin - "Try" & "To Love Somebody" [Dick Cavett Show, USA TV colour] (Janis backed by her Kosmic Blues Band)
20/07/1969 Pink Floyd - "Moonhead" [So What If It's Just Green Cheese?, BBC b&w] (improvisation for an entertainment show at 10-11pm ahead of the first moon walk later that night, they also did similar for German & Dutch TV the following week)
25/07/1969 Soft Machine - ""A Door Opens and Closes / 10:30 Returns to the Bedroom" [Tous En Scène, French TV colour] (Live in front of an audience)
Pretty Things - "Baron Saturday" & "Death" [Tous En Scène, French TV colour]
25/07/1969 Miles Davis - The Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival [French TV b&w]
07/08/1969 Vanilla Fudge - "Need Love" [David Frost Show, USA TV colour] (Raucous live performance in the studio with audience)
10/08/1969 News Report [ITN News, b&w] (Reports that 5 dead bodies, including that of actress Sharon Tate, have been discovered in a house yesterday in the luxurious Bel-Air area of California, apparently victims of "some sort of ritualistic killing")
17/08/1969 Steppenwolf - "Medley: Born to be Wild/Magic Carpet Ride" & "It's Never Too Late" [Ed Sullivan Show, colour]
19/08/1969 Jefferson Airplane - "We Can Be Together", "Volunteers", "Somebody to Love" (with David Crosby) /
Stephen Stills "4+20" / Joni Mitchell [Dick Cavett Show, USA TV colour] (+ communal interview, this show now known as "The Woodstock Special". Airplane also performed a jam but this was ruined by ad breaks)
23/08/1969 Steppenwolf - "Move Over" & "Power Play" [American Bandstand, USA TV colour]
30/08/1969 David Bowie - "Space Oddity" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV] (Rec 25/Aug/69, lost? Rptd 31/Dec/69)
??/08/1969 "Bilzen Jazz and Pop Festival" [Belgian TV, b&w] (Soft Machine "Moon in June", Bonzo Dog Band, Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Moody Blues rec 21-24/08/69)
??/??/1969 T.Rex - "Warlord of the Royal Crocodiles" & "Seal of Seasons" [Hy Lit, USA TV colour] (mimed, Steve Took had already been sacked but was contractually obliged to fulfil this Aug/Sep US tour)
02/09/1969 Deep Purple [Today, Thames TV b&w] (Further appearances on this show on 17/Sep & 27/Sep)
05/09/1969 Led Zeppelin - "Communication Breakdown" & "Dazed and Confused" [Tous En Scene, French TV colour] (live at Paris Olympia rec 19/06/1969)
09/09/1969 Jimi Hendrix - "Izabella / Machine Gun" [Dick Cavett Show, USA TV colour] (Jimi backed by Mitchell and Cox & Conga player Juma Sultan for this 2nd appearance on Cavett's show)
17/09/1969 Deep Purple [Today, Thames b&w]
19/09/1969 Beatles [Late Night Line-up, BBC2 colour] (Most of Abbey Road LP played, poss with some Tittenhurst photo shoot footage as well as dancers in TV studio and shots of Apple labels spinning on the turntable, rpt 10/Oct)
21/09/1969 Pink Floyd - "Corporal Clegg" & "Saucerful of Secrets" [P-1, German TV] (rec 22/07/69 for a children's show, the band engaged in a staged food fight whilst the first song was played, also an interview)
22/09/1969 Deep Purple [Late Night Line-Up, BBC2 colour]
23/09/1969 Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" & "Soul Experience" [The Red Skelton Show, USA TV colour]
26/09/1969 Deep Purple [Frost on Friday, LWT b&w]
30/09/1969 Mike Vickers - Moog Synthesiser demonstration [Tomorrow's World, BBC1 b&w] (Mike had recently helped the Beatles record Moog overdubs to "Abbey Road", watch it here)
01/10/1969 Kinks - "Shangri-La" [Peter Sarstedt, BBC2 colour]
??/??/1969 Manfred Mann Chapter Three [BBC] (NME billed them to appear on "Music Now" on 05/Oct with a track from the excellent debut LP plus an interview, but this appears to have been cancelled or it was actually another show)
10/10/1969 Humble Pie - "Natural Born Boogie" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV]
16/10/1969 Crosby Stills Nash & Young - "You Don't Have to Cry", "Long Time Gone" & "Down By the River" [This is Tom Jones, USA TV colour]
26/10/1969 Santana - "Persuasion" & "Jingo Jingo" [Ed Sullivan Show, colour]
27/10/1969 Miles Davis - Teatro Sistina, Rome [Italian TV black & white]
27/10/1969 Ten Years After - "Bad Scene" / Janis Joplin / Isaac Hayes [Music Scene, USA TV colour]
02/11/1969 David Bowie - "Space Oddity" [Hits A GoGo, Swiss TV b&w] (Bowie with full perm and a suit)
??/??/1969 Fleetwood Mac - "I‘m Worried", "Like It This Way" & "World Keep On Turning" (Live in Oslo) [Norwegian TV, b&w] (Concert footage on VT, amps stacked up very close behind the band - Green with beard, prob rec 03/11/1969)
03/11/1969 Fairport Convention - "The Deserter", "Reynardine", "Matty Groves", "Crazy Man Michael" [Danish TV] (Audio exists)
03/11/1969 Miles Davis - Salle Pleyel, Paris [French TV colour]
04/11/1969 Miles Davis - Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen [Danish TV colour]
06/11/1969 Moody Blues - "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" [This is Tom Jones, USA TV colour] (Surrounded by people dressed as wizzards, Kings etc.)
07/11/1969 John Mayall - "Don't Waste My Time" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV]
07/11/1969 Miles Davis - Philharmonie, Berlin [German TV colour]
22/11/1969 David Bowie - "Space Oddity" [4-3-2-1 Musik Fur Junge Leute, German TV] (Rec in Berlin 29/Oct/69, lost?)
23/11/1969 Yes - "Beyond and Before" [Tous en Scene, French TV colour] (Live on stage)
Jethro Tull - "Bouree" [Tous en Scene, French TV, colour] (This may be the clip of them miming on a football field)
23/11/1969 Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter", "Live With Me" & "Honky Tonk Women" [Ed Sullivan show, colour]
25/11/1969 John Lennon [News Reports] (John explains why he has returned his MBE medal to the Queen)
27/11/1969 Family - "Song For Me" [Top of the Pops, Danish TV] (audio exists)
27/11/1969 Jethro Tull [Swing in, German TV b&w] (30 minute documentary including concert footage, Ian's parents at home)
28/11/1969 [Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Dutch TV] (Acts included Jethro Tull, Free, Spooky Tooth and Clouds, rec 10/10/69)
02/12/1969 News Reports [USA TV] (Three members of 'The Family', a 'hippie cult' led by Charles Manson, arrested in connection with the August muder of Sharon Tate and four others, UK TV reports this story the following day)
??/12/1969 Fleetwood Mac - "Rattlesnake Shake", "Oh Well" & Peter Green interview [Detroit Tube Works, USA TV] [Recorded 04/12/1969 for PBS station, exists]
05/12/1969 Family - "No Mule's Fool" [Doebidoe, Dutch TV]
06/12/1969 Ten Years After - "I May Be Wrong", "Good Morning Little School Girl", "Scat Thing" & "I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes" [Danish TV] (Audio exists)
07/12/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono [The Question Why, BBC1 colour] (Theological debate with Malcolm Muggeridge, sadly lost)
08/12/1969 Altamont News Report [ITN News] (Reports that 4 people had died at a Rolling Stones concert in California yesterday, three as a result of road accidents or drowning but the other had been stabbed)
10/12/1969 Ringo Starr interview [Line-Up, BBC2 colour] (probably the best interview Ringo ever did, rec 01/12/69 on a boat on a river and in a car)
15/12/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono [The World of John & Yoko, BBC1 colour] (A "24 hours" documentary filmed early December, see here)
20/12/1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview [Canadian TV, b&w] (Quite a lot of news reports were also shown from John & Yoko's Dec/69 visit to Canada trying to arrange a Rock Peace festival for 1970)
25/12/1969 Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton - "Poor Elijah" [The Price of Fame, BBC2 colour] (Live acoustic performance in TV studio)
26/12/1969 Miles Davis [Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club, BBC2 colour] (Recorded 02/11/69, this boxing day show included a clip as part of a preview of the 1970 series, but visually this is all that now survives of Miles' set)
28/12/1969 Bonzo Dog Band - "Noises For the Leg" [Ten Years of What?, BBC2 colour] (an 85 minute look at the 60s, Bonzo's last TV appearance before breaking up - takes 1 and 2 exist)
30/12/1969 John Lennon [Man of the Decade, ATV colour] (A good interview rec 02/12/69, see here)
??/??/1969 Ivan Zulueta animation of Beatles "Get Back" [Ultimo Grito, Spanish TV b&w] (fixed facial features of JPG&R with slogans, beards, glasses, hair etc. added rapid fire to each individual frame, possibly tx'd 31/12/69)
??/??/1969 Coven - "Wicked Woman" [?USA TV? colour] (miming in TV studio, singer Jinx Dawson seated by drum podium)
Led Zeppelin - "Communication Breakdown" (Straightforward mime, there was also a different film of this song for Japan - miming on a stage)
Beatles - "Get Back" (On the Apple rooftop with single version audio, different camera angles to the 'Let it be' film)
Beatles - "Don't Let Me Down" (Twickenham film studio and rooftop scenes)
Beatles - "Something" (All 4 Beatles filmed seperately with their wives in October 1969)
David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday [colour] (A 30 minute promotional film for David Bowie shot in Jan/Feb 1969 miming to 8 songs, some from his 1967 LP, it was not seen by the general public until 1984)
David Bowie - 'Luv' Lyons Maid Ice Cream commercial [b&w] (Rec 22/Jan/69, first tx'd on ITV 06/Jul/69)
Jimi Hendrix - Albert Hall Concerts [colour] (Two concerts at this venue on 18/02/69 and 24/02/69 were both filmed, litigation problems have ensured the films have yet to see the light of day)
"Supershow" [colour] (Led Zeppelin "Dazed & Confused" rec 25/03/69, film also incl Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Roland Kirk, Colosseum and Stephen Stills, all rec 25&26/03/69 in a disused factory in England)
Ten Years After - "I Can't Stop From Crying Sometimes" & "Woke Up This Morning" (Munich) [colour] (Single 16mm camera 16mm pointing at the stage, no audience, 2 versions of "Woke Up This Morning")
"Groupies" [colour] (incl backstage and concert footage of Ten Years After, Spooky Tooth, Terry Reid & Joe Cocker, filmed 1969, rel 1970)
"Mr and Mrs Lennon's Honeymoon" / "The Bed in" [b&w / colour] (Two films of John & Yoko's bed-in events, the first film documents the Amsterdam bed-in, the 2nd the Montreal event. The latter film was self produced and completed in 1970)
"Sweet Toronto" [colour] (Film of the 13/09/1969 Toronto Rock N Roll Revival Festival, most of it devoted to John & Yoko's Plastic Ono Band. The Doors played but were not filmed. Alice Cooper footage does exist)
Deep Purple (Concerto for Group and Orchestra) [colour] (Recorded live on 24/Sep/1969 at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, videotaped by an independent company)
Grace Slick [Sesame Street, USA TV colour] (Grace sang ten variations of a counting song for the 'jazzy spies' animated sequences to be included on the 1st series of the long running children's programme)
Rolling Stones (Live at the LA Forum) [b&w] (15 minutes worth of home video shot on 08/11/69)
"Amon Düül II Spielt Phallus Dei" [German Film, b&w] ("Kanaan" etc. with visuals of band playing and pastoral scenes)
The Who - December British Tour [colour] (5 concerts filmed from 04/12-19/12 for possible use in a projected "Tommy" feature)
Jimi Hendrix - "Auld Lang Syne" & "Machine Gun" (Live at Fillmore East 31/12/69) [colour] (Hendrix himself arranged for this New Years Eve 'Band of Gypsys' concert to be filmed)
Last updated 8th September 2014