ROCK SALAD - TOMMY VANCE

BBC WORLD SERVICE - LONDON, ENGLAND

 
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  • ROCK SALAD PART ONE
    by Sonny on June 4, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    This is an excerpt of part one of the Request show from BBC World Service - Rock Salad

  • ROCK SALAD - PHIL LYNOTT TRIBUTE
    by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    The beginning of 1986 saw the death of our very own Phil Lynott in England. Tommy Vance immediately broadcast his tribute to Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy - the end of the "Thunder and Lightning" tour, Based on their best and most heaviest album to date. The end of an era for Thin Lizzy and so this show was then broadcast early 1986. The BBC WS Rock Salad show in its tribute to Thin Lizzy was broadcast approximately January/Early February. Unfortunately we cannot hear what Tommy had to say about this now but the whole show included the BBC Radio One Live In Concert show, The recording in which came from The Reading Rock Festival from England 1983.

    I recognised these very recordings which came from the show 'Rock Salad" because of the tremendous feedback at the end of this track....... A very rare recording here of the live performance and it brought an end to another great show from Rock Salad.

  • BBC WORLD SERVICE - ROCK SALAD (PART TWO...
    by Sonny on March 29, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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  • JULY MORNING - URIAH HEEP
    by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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    A regular epic piece to be heard on the airwaves was this one from the "Look at Yourself" album, What better way is there, But to exit on this one. "July Morning" what an absolute classic track! Formed in London in 1967, after a number of line up changes, Original surviving member Mick Box brings the band alive again and to date yet again a few months ago they visited down under Australia, They were very 'eavy .... very 'umble!

  • GYPSY -DIO
    by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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    following the "Rainbow in the Dark" track, the record faded and suddenly what breaks the seconds silence "Gypsy" continues the Dio saga and the rest is history. This is how "Rock in the UK" lived in 1983.

  • Journey
    by Sonny on July 15, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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    Separate Ways (Rock Salad 1983)

  • Australian Special Edition Rock Salad pr...
    by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Thank you to Nickolay Sviridov for uploading the complete Australian Edition of Rock Salad in 2015. The recording is of October 1990 on the Short Wave Band. Tommy Vance presented Rock Salad for BBC World Service for many years. This programme was recorded back in autumn of 1990. "Very special Australian Edition" : AC/DC, Angels, INXS, 1927, John Farnham and Midnight Oil. Sorry for poor short wave air quality and due to the aging of the tape

  • ROCK SALAD - THE NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEA...
    by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    Play It Loud - Diamond Head (Live at the Reading Rock Festival 1982) Broadcast August 1996

  • ROCK SALAD - REQUEST SHOW
    by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    Dave Green, Israel: Hi Tommy here's a suggestion for your request show, I'd like to dedicate it to world peace. Your show is the only Rock Show worth listening to, Rock On!!! And why not........with the White Punks on Dope (BBC World Service 1990)

  • RAINBOW IN THE DARK - DIO
    by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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    May 1983 was the release of the the first Ronnie James Dio album, "Holy Diver" released on Vertigo in the UK and Warner Bros and Mercury worldwide. This became the highly rated heavy metal hallmark for Dio having won both silver and platinum, Not only in the UK, The US aswell. At this time, Tommy Vance played both in this order, "Rainbow in the Dark" followed by "Gypsy" from this album "Holy Diver" for the new Dio fans on The Friday Rock Show (May 1983)

  • ROCK SALAD - TV's Prime Cuts
    by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Prove It by Television Tommy informs us: "The band Television switched themselves off way back in 1978 but they did actually reform for one album and a tour about four years ago. And I really love that track. Its called "Prove It" (Tommy Vance - August 1996)

  • MOONAGE DAYDREAM LIVE - HAMMERSMITH ODEO...
    by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 4:08 AM
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    A re-release 10 years after of this soundtrack album on record brought us another dimension from David Bowie. On The Friday Rock Show in the UK Tommy Vance played this track. This was the tenth anniversary of "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" Film release. Absolute Bowie!! "Freak out in a Moonage Daydream....."


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