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Rock & Pop On British TV: Do You Remember When...? - The Audiophile Man
Publisher: Omnibus Press Price: £20 Unlike many other books which have filled this column, this particular publication is not a reference book in the classic sense but a long-form publication to be read from cover to cover. It’s inclusion is warranted, though because of the sheer niche aspect of its subject matter. One that needed addressing because of the cultural importance of TV on the lives of ageing music fans, the exploratory and often experimental nature of early music television and the important musical events that often took place within these TV strictures. Depending on your age and memory, a lot of the featured programmes with this book will spark memories and trigger an inward smile. You can see part of the list on the front cover image on this page but what about Juke Box Jury? What about The White Room? And even Cheggers Plays Pop? And then there were the presenters, connected by a tune-filled umbilical ‘chord’. David Jacobs on Juke Box Jury, Bob Harris on The Old Grey Whistle Test and the wonderful Ayshea on Lift Off. The TV productions are catered for on a decade-by-decade basis within this book while each programme features history and anecdotes …