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THE BBC RADIO LIVE SESSIONS 1966-2005

Recorded and broadcast between 1966 and 2005

Where sessions are listed as “broadcast between…” this indicates that one track was aired each day, usually between Monday and Friday.

At the turn of the millennium, the BBC launched the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt, a public appeal to recover pre-1980s lost BBC radio productions.Original material, featuring several popular programmes were lost due to the practice of wiping, because of copyright issues and for technological reasons. The resolution of this appeal was that over one hundred productions were recovered including the early BBC Radio live sessions.

The BBC Sessions gives you the opportunity to broadcast unique, exclusive BBC studio recordings from the world’s top artists. Almost all performances are recorded live at exceptional sound quality in BBC studios, with some of the more recent Sessions being recorded in front of a live audience.

BBC Sessions covers a wide range of artists from the 1960’s right through to the present day, with new material being added weekly. You can select tracks to include within your existing shows, or to create your ideal Sessions programme series. It was assumed that the programmes had been lost because the BBC's archive department had not kept copies of the original broadcasts. An appeal to listeners to hand over their recordings has, however, unearthed a treasure trove of tapes, some dating back to 1960.

 

`BBC Saturday Club´ as The Spectres

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: I Who Have Nothing / Gloria / Neighbour Neighbour / Bird Dog / Bloodhound.

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, London on Tuesday 6th September 1966

Producer: Brian Willey

Broadcast: Saturday 10th September 1966

 


`BBC Saturday Club´ as The Traffic Jam

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: I Don’t Want You / Almost But Not Quite There / Spicks and Specks / It Takes Two

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, London on Tuesday 20th June 1967

Producer: Bill Bebb

Broadcast: Saturday 24th June 1967

 


`The David Symonds Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Judy In Disguise / Spicks and Specks / Gloria.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Tuesday 16th January 1968

Producer: Ron Belchier

Broadcast: between Monday 22nd and Friday 26th January 1968

 


`Pop North´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Gentleman Joe’s Sidewalk Café.

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester on Monday 12th February 1968

Producer: John Wilcox

Broadcast: Tuesday 13th February 1968

 


`BBC Saturday Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Judy In Disguise / Spicks and Specks / Things Get Better.

Recorded: at the Studio Two Aeolian Hall, London on Tuesday 13th February 1968

Producer: Bill Bebb

Broadcast: Saturday 17th February 1968

 


`Pete’s People´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Judy In Disguise / Spicks and Specks.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Wednesday 13th March 1968

Producer: John Hooper

Broadcast: Saturday 30th March  1968

 


`The David Symonds Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Black Veils Of Melancholy / Gloria / Bloodhound.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Friday 29th March 1968

Producer: Ron Belchier

Broadcast: between Monday 8th and Friday 12th April 1968

 


`Pop North´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Black Veils of Melancholy / To Be Free.

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester on Monday 29th April 1968

Producer: John Wilcox

Broadcast: Thursday 2nd May 1968

 


`BBC Saturday Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Ice In The Sun / When My Mind Is Not Live / Paradise Flat* (*Guest Bob Young).

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Tuesday 30th July 1968

Producer: Keith Bateson

Broadcast: Saturday 3rd August 1968

 


`Pop North´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Ice In The Sun / When My Mind Is Not Live.

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester on Tuesday 3rd September 1968

Producer: John Wilcox

Broadcast: Thursday 3rd September 1968

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: live from the Paris Theatre, London on Tuesday 29th October 1968

Producer: Don George

Broadcast: Tuesday 29th October 1968

 


`Pete’s Sunday People´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Wednesday 30th October 1968

Producer: John Hooper

Broadcast: Sunday 17th November 1968

 


`The Jimmy Young Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Wednesday 6th November 1968

Producer: Doreen Davies

Broadcast: between Monday 11th and Friday 15th November 1968

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: at the Playhouse Theatre, London on Monday 11th November 1968

Producer: Derek Mills

Broadcast: between Monday 23rd and Friday 29th November 1968

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Monday 25th November 1968

Producer: Derek Mills

Broadcast: between Monday 4th and 10th January 1969

 


`Pete’s Sunday People´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Make Me Stay A Bit Longer / Technicolor Dreams.

Recorded: Unknown on Thursday  8th November 1968

Producer: John Billingham

Broadcast: Sunday 11th January 1969

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: live from New Century Hall,Manchester on Thursday 30th January 1969

Producer: Keith Bateson

Broadcast: Thursday 30th January 1969

 


`Symonds On Sunday´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Make Me Stay A Bit Longer / Are You Growing Tired Of My Love / The Price Of Love.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Monday 27th January 1969

Producer: John Walters

Broadcast: Sunday 2nd February 1969

 


`Sounds Like Tony Brandon´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Wednesday 3rd February 1969

Producer: Don George

Broadcast: between Monday 10th and Friday 14th February 1969

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Make Me Stay A Bit Longer / Sheila / Technicolor Dreams.

Recorded: Unknown on Tuesday 25th February 1969

Producer: Derek Mills

Broadcast: between Monday 9th and Friday 14th March 1969

 


`Symonds On Sunday´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Are You Growing Tired Of My Love / The Price Of Love.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Monday 31th March 1969

Producer: John Walters

Broadcast: Sunday 6th April 1969

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Are You Growing Tired Of My Love / So Ends Another Life.

Recorded: Unknown on Friday 18th April 1969

Producer: Derek Mills

Broadcast: between Monday 26th April and Friday 2nd May 1969

 


`The Jimmy Young Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Wednesday 21th May 1969

Producer: Doreen Davies

Broadcast: between Monday 5th and Friday 9th May 1969

 


`The Jimmy Young Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Thursday 19th June 1969

Producer: Doreen Davies

Broadcast: not broadcasted

 


`Sounds Like Tony Brandon´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: The Price Of Love / Other Tracks unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Tuesday 12th August 1969

Producer: Ron Belchier

Broadcast: between Monday 18th and Friday 22nd August 1969

 


`The Dave Cash Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: The Price Of Love / Little Miss Nothing.

Recorded: Unknown on Wednesday 17th September 1969

Producer: Don George

Broadcast: between Monday 29th September and Friday 3rd October 1969

 


`Terry Wogan’s Afternoon Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Sunday 5th October 1969

Producer: Melcom Brown

Broadcast: between Monday 20th and Friday 24th October 1969

 


`Tony Brandon Meets The Sunday People´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Thursday 11th September 1969

Producer: John Hooper

Broadcast: Sunday 1th November 1969

 


`Dave Lee Travis Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Monday 3rd November 1969

Producer: Paul Williams

Broadcast: Sunday 9th November 1969

 


`Radio One Club´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Monday 6th October 1969

Producer: Derek Chinney

Broadcast: Friday 14th November 1969

 


`The Jimmy Young Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio 4 Maida Vale, London on Monday 27th October 1969

Producer: Doreen Davies

Broadcast: between Monday 24th and Friday 28th November 1969

 


`The Dave Cash Radio Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Unknown.

Recorded: Unknown on Thursday 20th November 1969

Producer: Ron Belchier

Broadcast: between Monday 1st and Friday 5th December 1969

 


`Dave Lee Travis Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes.

Tracks: Junior’s Wailing / Spinning Wheel Blues / Down The Dustpipe / In My Chair.

Recorded: Unknown on Monday 31th March 1970

Producer: Paul Williams

Broadcast: Sunday 6th April 1970

 


 `Sounds of The Seventies´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young*.

Tracks: Junior’s Wailing / In My Chair / Down The Dustpipe* / Need Your Love*.

Recorded: Unknown on Monday 28th September 1970

Producer: Paul Williams

Broadcast: Sunday 4th October 1970

 


`Top Gear´ with John Peel

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young*.

Tracks: Mean Girl / Railroad* / Nanana / Someone’s Learning.

Recorded: at Studio 1 Sheperd’s Bush, London on Monday 7th February 1972

Producer: Adrian Revill and Pete Dauncey

Broadcast: Friday 3rd March 1972

 


 `Top Gear´ with John Peel

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan.

Tracks: Don’t Waste My Time / Paper Plane / Oh Baby / Unspoken Words / Softer Ride.

Recorded: at Studio 1 Langham, London on Monday 20th November 1972

Producer: Bernie Andrews

Broadcast: Thursday 7th December 1972

 


`Top Gear´ with John Peel

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan.

Tracks: Don’t Waste My Time / Paper Plane / Softer Ride.

Recorded: at Studio T1 Sheperd’s Bush, London on Monday 8th January 1973

Producer: John Walters

Broadcast: Tuesday 16th January 1973

 


`The Steve Wright Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (Acoustic Set).

Tracks: In My Chair / Caroline / From A Jack To A King / Down The Dustpipe / Railroad.

Recorded: at BBC Radio 1 Studio, London on Thursday 30th November 1989

Producer: Jonathan Ruffle

Broadcast: Thursday 30th November 1989

 


`The Ken Bruce Show´

Bandmembers: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, Rhino Edwards, Matt Letley .

Tracks: Caroline / The Party Ain’t Over Yet / Whatever You Want / Belavista Man / Rockin’ All Over The World.

Recorded: at the BBC Studio Maida Vale, London on Friday 9th September 2005

Producer: Gary Bones

Broadcast: Friday 9th September 2005