A series of live shows in front of a typically non-
Produced by Stanley Dorfman, the series kicked off with Joni Mitchell playing songs from her forthcoming Blue album, followed by John Sebastian, Elton John, Bobbie Gentry, Nash & Crosby, James Taylor, Tony Joe White, Randy Newman, Mason Williams, Alan Price, Mac Davis, Tom Paxton and Pentangle, and that was just the first few months. It was after meeting Bobbie Gentry that Dorfman was given the task of producing her own BBC TV series.
When series two started in April 1971 Neil Young treated us to songs from his new album Harvest, yet to be released, continuing with Melanie, Labi Siffre, Gallagher and Lyle, Carole King with guest James Taylor, Laura Nyro, Cat Stevens, Lesley Duncam, Jimmy Webb with Gilbert O'Sullivan rounding off the year.
When the series returned in 1972 it was with Harry Nilsson. Not used to playing concerts
he chose to make the show alone in the studio using multi-
The series would continue until 1976, but by this time it veered more toward the middle of the road. The Old Grey Whistle Test presented a series of concerts of its own in 1976 which probably led to its cancellation.