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The Old Grey Whistle Test

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The Old Grey Whistle Test

Current Status:
In Season
Various Artists
guest performer:
Alice Cooper, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen

We gave it an A

While Yanks endured ”Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert,” BBC viewers got the cream of rock’s crop, most not even lip-synching. This essential compendium’s treasures run from a nearly pubes-baring Alice Cooper in ’71 to a moptopped Michael Stipe in ’84, making whistle-stops for Elton, Iggy, Roxy, Bruce, Beefheart, and a not-yet-gray Emmylou.