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Added 16th June 2014 by Andy Mac


Granada TV Studios

Invitation to So it Goes recording, June 1976.
John Miles appeared live and performed "Music".

Latest Discussion

“Lovely artefact, Andy!”
16 Jun 2014
“I love the pompous wording on it, looks like it was written by Mr Wilson.”
16 Jun 2014
“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.”
28 Jul 2014
“Please can you contact me at 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.”
28 Jan 2015
“I've emailed you Mike.”
28 Jan 2015
“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.”
28 Jan 2015
“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.”
28 Jan 2015
“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?”
28 Jan 2015
“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".”
28 Jan 2015
“What's the chance of my finding one of these for my collection?”
18 Jan 2023
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