Gordon on the telly...

This is the place to post items relating to Gordon and his music in a general sense, such as his influences, how he composes, which pieces you enjoy most and why etc.

Moderator: GORDON

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:04 pm

The Old Grey Whistle Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtFOM4hHs-Y

Hope this works...
<iframe width="480" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FtFOM4hHs-Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:06 pm

On Pebble Mill At One with Alan Titchmarsh

https://youtu.be/GRAMXCoWSoE

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:09 pm


Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:15 pm

Erm... the Channel 4 Test Card (a bit of library music that found its way onto the Airwaves album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz2xjFmTlok

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Wish You Were Here theme (and a load of Central TV continuity announcements). You find the strangest stuff no You Tube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlfskFo49so

kevin
Posts: 122
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:14 am
Location: cheshire

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby kevin » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:35 pm

Nice one Trevor, especially Pebble Mill at One, takes me back. As an aside and this might be better aimed at you Gordon, were you and Martin Taylor both playing relatively inexpensive Yamaha guitars? maybe a promotion thing? or am I barking up the wrong tree?

User avatar
GORDON
Site Admin
Posts: 1311
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:05 pm
Location: SUTTON COLDFIELD

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby GORDON » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:51 am

kevin wrote:Nice one Trevor, especially Pebble Mill at One, takes me back. As an aside and this might be better aimed at you Gordon, were you and Martin Taylor both playing relatively inexpensive Yamaha guitars? maybe a promotion thing? or am I barking up the wrong tree?


I'm afraid not they were almost the top of the range at the time.

All laminate construction but sounded good plugged in.

For the life of me I can't remember the model number!

I think it was an APX 20 or something similar.

Be well.

G.

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:36 am

Top of the range Yamahas AND with the Yamaha's most advanced guitar to midi hardware and software included if I recall correctly.

I remember how interesting it was watching you and Martin on that tour complementing each others' playing not just through your different acoustic guitar playing styles and approaches but also by adding synth, string and pad textures behind what each of you were playing. It certainly added another interesting texture to the music - tho, it must have felt a bit like trying to play the guitar while driving the Starship Enterprise up there on stage sometimes!

As an aside, Gordon, when I was casting arounf YouTube there were a couple of videos that I recall seeing a while back but I couldn't, for the life of me remember what the show was. There was a late night comedy/sketch magazine show on ITV (or one of the other commercial channels) where you contributed some musical interludes - playing tunes like Heartsong, Lucifer's Cage and The Lord's Seat.

I seem to remember that it was presented by a young comedy duo - in the style of "Adam and Joe" but I can't for the life of me remember who they are or what they were called. Mind you, must be 10(?), 15(?) more(?) years ago. Ring any bells.

Oh, and I always live in vain hope of someone unearthing and posting on YouTube that Fear Of The Dark musical special that you and the GG Band recorded around Tintagel for TV SouthWest back in the 70s... Cosmic!

User avatar
Roger USA
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:50 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Gordon on the telly...

Postby Roger USA » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:59 am

Let's not forget...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qznbb_diLEs

It starts at 1.29, a great piece.

All The Best,

Roger


Return to “Gordon's Music”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest