Old News Grey Of Whistle The Test World
February 7, 2024 8:47 PM   Subscribe

An oddity that YouTube decided to share with me -- Queen, 1977, using Old Grey Whistle Test as a promotional tool for their upcoming album News Of The World. The Old Grey Whistle Test Presents Queen News Of The World [2h10m] is a lengthy look into rock and roll fame decades past.
posted by hippybear (2 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
You know, I'm not 100% sure that I've ever heard Freddie Mercury speak until now. And being part of the "We Are the Champions" video shoot is going on the time machine list.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:59 AM on February 8

When Netflix announced the imminent shutdown of their DVD-by-mail service last year, the missus and I quickly went through our entire 500-movie queue to identify movies that were NOT available via streaming (Just Watch is great for this). We discovered that most of the problem releases were music related, I guess because the music rights are harder to get.

So that's how the two OGWT compilation DVDs jumped to the front of the queue. And Oh My God were they fantastic! Fortunately many of the song performances are on Youtube -- bootlegged no doubt, and probably getting squashed, but they come back.

There are multiple playlists that compile them. Watch them. Do it!

I can't imagine where rock history would be without the archives of European TV broadcasters.
posted by intermod at 11:44 AM on February 8 [4 favorites]

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