Archive 004 - Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show, 27-03-81

  • Tommy Vance

Tommy Vance 1940-2005

Tommy Vance presented the Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 from 1978 until 1993. From 10:00pm until Midnight every self-respecting rock fan was glued to the radio waiting for Tommy’s great mix of music and info on the bands we loved and the ones we hadn’t heard yet. Most of us heard many of the bands we now know and love for the first time on Tommy’s show and for this we will always be grateful.

Show notes

This show was originally broadcast on 27th March 1981 and features:

White Spirit. Recorded 1980. No known commercial release.
Steve Gibbons Band, Peel Session #3. Recorded 1977-06-27, first TX 1977-07-04. No known commercial release.

Beatles: 'Helter Skelter (2xLP-The Beatles)' (Apple)
UFO: 'Doctor Doctor (2xLP-Strangers In The Night)' (Chrysalis)
White Spirit: 'High Upon High' (FRS Session)
Pat Travers: '(I Just Want To) Live It My Way (LP-Radio Active)' (Polydor)
Whitesnake: 'Would I Lie To You?' (advance play from Come And Get It)
Steppenwolf: 'Born To Be Wild (OST LP-Songs Performed In The Motion Picture Easy Rider)' (MCA)
Steve Gibbons Band: 'He Gave His Life To Rock 'N' Roll' (Peel Session)
Steve Gibbons Band: 'Boppin' The Blues' (Peel Session)
Ted Nugent: 'My Love Is Like A Tire Iron (LP-Intensities In 10 Cities)' (Epic)
White Spirit: 'Midnight Chaser' (FRS Session)
Friday Night Connection
Loverboy: 'Turn Me Loose (LP-Loverboy)' (CBS)
Judas Priest: 'Don't Go (LP-Point Of Entry)' (CBS)
White Spirit: 'Way Of The Kings' (FRS Session)
Mountain: 'Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (LP-Nantucket Sleighride)' (Island)
Exposer: 'Rock Japan (7")'
Rose Tattoo: 'Remedy (7"-Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw)' (Carrere)
Steve Gibbons Band: 'The Music Plays On' (Peel Session)
Steve Gibbons Band: 'Tulane' (Peel Session)
Trust: 'In The Name Of The Race (Au Nom De La Race) (LP-Repression)' (Epic)
Outlaws: 'Angels Hide (LP-Ghost Riders)' (Arista)
AC/DC: 'What Do You Do For Money Honey (LP-Back In Black)' (Atlantic)