However , what computers have done for music fans is allow us to research the archives of such brilliant shows like The Old Great Whistle Test, and enjoy performances that were lost for years. It also enables young people to see the differences in performers and the importance of musicianship and real composition. Yes, there are still new artists developing and recording in 2016 that are inspired by performers like Elton John . But those artists are often overshadowed by the computer generated, auto tuned, color by number music that dominates modern radio and video in the 2000s.
The Old Grey Whistle Test was a British television music show. The show aired on BBC2. The Old Grey Whistle Test ran for a long time in Britain. The show aired from 1971 to 1988. So many artists from the classic rock era performed on the The Old Grey Whistle Test television show. Artists such as Billy Joel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, The Clash, New York Dolls and Judas Priest all performed on the show.The shown was named as one of the top 100 British television shows of all time by the British Film Institute.
Elton John’s mesmerizing performance of Tiny Dancer in 1971
Written by Brian Kachejian