A Classic BBC Series From The Early ’80s

Been a bit pushed for time this week as I’m launching my own radio station – watch this space & I’ll keep you updated on developments. Anyway, I thought I’d share with you a series that pretty much sparked my career. This is an episode of a BBC show called ROCKSCHOOL which used to be screened on a Sunday afternoon in the UK. Within a couple of weeks of watching this very episode, which shows the basics of rock soloing, I answered an ad for a guitar player. Hey presto, I was in my first band!

Sure, it looks a bit dated now – especially the reference to Iron Maiden as being a “new” band – but the content still stands up, I reckon. Whatever, I hope it will provide a nice little trip down memory lane for those of us who cut our teeth in the musical cauldron that was ’80s rock. Watch out for a couple of appearances by a very young & fresh faced Gary Moore. I’d love to know what happened to the musicians in this studio band. Anyone know what they’re doing these days?

Until next time, have fun!

John Robson Guitar Tuition & Musicianship Coaching


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