ROCK SALAD - TOMMY VANCE
BBC WORLD SERVICE - LONDON, ENGLAND
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.
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!
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)
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
THE ROCK SALAD THEME
by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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BACK ON THE STREETS - GARY MOORE I have had so many requests over time asking where the theme tune for BBC World Service "Rock Salad" came from. I didn't know what the theme tune was either until one Sunday afternoon in 1985 South -East Sound pirate radio put this out in London. When I heard the intro of this track, Well say no more..... it comes from The legendary Gary Moore Awesome!!!! This is the answer everyone, you have found the answer
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)
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