Imagine you’re in the sixties, and your favourite group has just released a new album. Well, this is it : “The BBC Sessions” !
The chance to hear that elusive B-side from their initial single “Is It Love” ; a lot of never-before-available songs: “Hello Josephine”, “Watch Your Step”, “(You´ve Been A) Bad Girl”, “Dr. Feelgood”, The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”, Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” and “Bluebird” ; tracks previewed on the BBC long before they got an official recording: “Hands Off !”, “If I Were A Carpenter”, “Run Colorado” ; and Harman, Wilson, Davies, Amey & Dymond going psychedelic on the back of their hits with their own “She´s So Good”, “The Sun Goes Down”, “Please”, “Still Life”.
All these, played live in the studio, will be reviewed here one by one, including the Top Of The Pops songs that were not found in the BBC Archives : “Dancing In The Street”, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”…
From A (A Bad Girl) to Z (Zabadak) here they come (not alphabetical, but in random order)
“The Rolling Stones only did about 12 BBC sessions, and so the fact that The Beatles did 52 is absolutely phenomenal”.
Compared to these, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich totalled 96 BBC Sessions, including 44 week-long bookings that add up to 181 days more.
The grand total of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich appearances at the BBC would then amount to 277, in 3 ½ years between April 1966 and October 1969.