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Invitation to So it Goes recording, June 1976.
John Miles appeared live and performed "Music".
Artefact added : 16th June 2014
by Andy Mac
Abigail Says –
Lovely artefact, Andy!
COMMENT ADDED 16th June 2014
Andy Mac Says –
I love the pompous wording on it, looks like it was written by Mr Wilson.
COMMENT ADDED 16th June 2014
Andy Mac Says –
On the bill that evening:

Tony Wilson went on location to ask Patti Smith why she re-makes old classics.
Snooky Pryor performed 'What Have I Got to Do' in the studio, backed by the Victor Brox Blues Train.
'Pressed to Kill' looked at 'Shakti' by John McLaughlin.

In 'Brain Damage', Clive James discussed Page 3 girls, and singer/songwriter Ross Macfarlane (winner of that year's Melody Maker Rock/Folk Competition) was the star of 'Opportunity Rocks'.

Macfarlane performed live in the studio, singing the self-penned song, 'Reflections'. 'As Time Goes By' featured The Doors (taken from 'The Doors Are Open'). Steve Hawes, So It Goes' favourite French lecturer was in the studio. The John Miles Band were in the studio to perform 'House on the Hill', and Patti Smith explained exactly why she plays rock music.
COMMENT ADDED 28th July 2014
Mike Morton Says –
Please can you contact me at mike.morton@ntlworld.com about the possibility of using this So It Goes invite in a book I am working on about Granada TV's music programmes. I will obviously credit the owner and this site if at all possible. Please send me a message and I will give you more details. Thanks, Mike.
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
Andy Mac Says –
I've emailed you Mike.
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
Mike Morton Says –
Thanks Andy.
So great you've held onto this precious item, it does indeed read like it comes from the mouth of Tony Wilson.
As you detail above, the John Miles footage was on the fifth show in series 1 and broadcast on 31st July 1976.
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
Andy Mac Says –
That's useful Mike, I coudn't remember the broadcast date.

I watched the recent televised punk highlights hoping to catch a glimpse of my (much) younger self, but the show I went to wasn't used.

Scan on its way to you.
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
Mike Morton Says –
Thanks very much for that Andy.
Only one track by John Miles appears to have been broadcast. Do you definitely remember him performing "Music" too and if so did he do more than two songs?
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
Andy Mac Says –
To be honest my memory is a bit hazy, it was nearly 40 years ago.
I definitely remember him playing one of his "hits", which was either "Music" or "Slow Down".

The info about the contents of the show in my first comment above was from a web search of "So It Goes/John Miles".
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2015
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