Saturday, March 01, 2014

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The Prog Side Of Beat-Club


By Diego Camargo

By now everyone know Beat Club, the TV Show, but for those who are not aware of it I'll give a quick bio about the show.

Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from September 1965 to December 1972. It was broadcast from Bremen, Germany on Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen, the national public TV channel of the ARD, and produced by one of its members. It is notable for being the first German show to be based around popular music, and featured artists such as Grateful Dead, Cream, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Ike & Tina Turner, The Who, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Chicago, The Doors, Kraftwerk and MANY more. In 1972, it was replaced by Musikladen.

All the episodes are available for buying through iTunes in THIS LINK and also there are two DVDs called The Best Of Beat-Club that can be found on Amazon HERE and HERE.

They also have a Youtube channel where they upload some of the songs, and of course that Progressive Rock was part of the program and here is a list of 10 Prog acts that played in the show, they're organized by year:

The Nice - Hang On To A Dream (1969)

Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (1969)

Family - The Weaver's Answer (1969)

Jethro Tull - With You There To Help Me (1970)

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Knife-Edge (1970)

Colosseum - Take Me Back To Doomsday (1970)

Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night (1970)

Kraftwerk - Rückstoss-Gondoliere (1971)

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1972)

Caravan - Winter Wine (1972)

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