#480: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! I really enjoyed watching the first episode of "Bev Bevan: My Vintage" over on Vintage TV (Sky Channel #369) earlier today here in the UK. Bev Bevan took us through eight of his personal picks starting with the man whose suggestion in 1965 was responsible for the formation of The Move - David Bowie - and his classic: "Starman". Next up was "Hold On Tight" by ELO (naturally!) followed by Bev's favourite Elvis Presley track: "Jailhouse Rock". Bev then recalled his three bus jaunt to West Bromwich to see Gene Vincent and played his best known hit: "Be-Bop-A-Lula".
His fourth selection was "All Along The Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix whereupon Bev told us about how The Move were number two to The Jimi Hendrix Experience on a bill in 1968 that also included very early (The) Pink Floyd. Interestingly enough, the above concert promo poster can be found framed in Woody's Bar at The Robin 2 of that very gig! "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin gave Bev a chance to mention his personal percussion hero John Bonham and his love of Wolves FC with Robert Plant. "Lucille" by Little Richard heralded memories of the one and only US tour by The Move and Bev's long association with Sharon Osbourne (nee Arden) and husband Ozzy prompted the final selection for episode one:"Bark At The Moon". This episode will be repeated on Wednesday 16th January at 11PM