Topic: Friday Night Is Music Night on BBC4 TV
If you live in the UK, or mainland Europe and can receive BBC TV, you may noticed that there have been some excellent music programmes on recent Friday evenings. Two weeks ago there was around 5 hours of programmes featuring Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers while last week There was a revealing documentary on Thin Lizzy followed by Iron Maiden’s hugely entertaining Flight 666 (Great to see The Caveman on TV) and a classic albums show about the making of Sabbath’s Paranoid. Great if you can stay awake until 2.00am (or can record them).
Tonight’s programmes feature Dire Straights from 9.00pm followed by a repeat of a Jools Holland Later show including Sonny Landreth and Mark Knopfler.
Next week’s shows look even better with a 90 minute documentary on Peter Green followed by programmes on Fleetwood Mac and a repeat of one of the Guitar Heroes at the BBC shows.
“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56