Both Georgie Fame and Alan Price bad been familiar faces on British television since 1964, but despite their respective rhythm and blues pedigrees by 1967 they had both moved into pop.
Neither had shown any Jools Holland tendencies to want to step up from behind the
keyboards and present, but in May 1968 Alan Price was given the chance to do just
that when he was invited to co-
They first appeared on TV together on ATV's The Des O'Connor Show on 18th November 1967, but on the 15th March 1969 both Price and Fame appeared on the Lulu show and producer Stanley Dorfman spotting potential offered the two their own series. The show featured musical guests and a script written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, who would have been writing and possibly filming Monty Python at the time of the show's first broadcast in September 1969. The show was on BBC2, the only colour channel at the time, but by the time the series proper started in late November the rest of the BBC and ITV had caught the colour bug.
Between the first show and the rest of the series Price was also to be seen on BBC1 hosting Monster Music Mash.
Among the guests they enticed for the four shows were Delaney & Bonnie with chums Dave Mason and Eric Clapton, Thelma Houston, Doris Troy, Billy Preston and Zoot Money.
Despite working together on the TV show their respective recording contracts with
CBS (Fame) and Decca (Price) would have precluded a tie-