Which band played the Old Grey Whistle Test and was then completely forgotten?


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Among the key questions being booted round the block this week in hot pursuit of entertainment:-

Why is the billing of the Rolling Stones as just “Stones” on the current tour posters a monstrous affront to human decency?

Why are Mozart and PG Wodehouse “like two peas in a pod”?

Is there a better literary simile than “the drowsy stillness of the afternoon was shattered by what sounded like GK Chesterton falling on a sheet of tin”?

Would pub rock, punk and the ‘80s club boom have ever happened if it hadn’t been for the mighty Time Out?

What’s the howling error in all the Battle of Britain movies?

And what pitiful fee did Yvonne Elliman choose to accept instead of royalties for the Jesus Christ Superstar album?

And birthday patron guest Stephen Lambe has a couple of questions for the panel.


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