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    When Motown Came To Britain

    Wise Owl Films [[of Leeds, UK) are finishing up work on the 4th of their music based documentaries. This will be shown on the BBC in the near future.
    Previous ones including 'When Bob Marley Came To Britain' & 'When Nirvana Came To Britain'.
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    The company's web site .. .. https://www.wiseowlfilms.com/our-work

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    Thanks for this advance notice. I'll look out for it.
    As usual, one hopes for accuracy in this programme.

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    The guy on the far right hand side looks like Jack Gibson "Jack The Rapper" Motowns Disc Jockey who worked for Berry from 1961 to 1966.

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    It's rumoured that it will be screened on BBC TV before Christmas. Last year they put out requests for people who had attended the shows to get in contact for interview purposes. Don't know how many did or what help they had from US sources.
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    A promo clip of one of their previous efforts .. the Bob Marley documentary they made ...

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    Adam White would be a good contributor...he went to the Bristol shows I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Jarvis View Post
    The guy on the far right hand side looks like Jack Gibson "Jack The Rapper" Motowns Disc Jockey who worked for Berry from 1961 to 1966.
    This links to an article with a larger version of the photo. I believe the gentleman on the far right is actually Berry's father, "Pops" Gordy.

    https://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/p...own/index.html
    Last edited by reese; 11-05-2022 at 08:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Jarvis View Post
    The guy on the far right hand side looks like Jack Gibson "Jack The Rapper" Motowns Disc Jockey who worked for Berry from 1961 to 1966.
    It certainly does...nice tie in to Miss Motown thread

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    Actually I think Reese might be correct.

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    My eyesight not brilliant these days, be a great thing if it's pops. With the Miss Motown stuff going on at the moment on Soul Source, it does look like Jack Gibson.

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    Whoops, the banner got blocked so it winds up reading a certain way.

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    I think this programme airs on New Years Day BBC 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    I think this programme airs on New Years Day BBC 2
    The documentary about the tour that was on BBC Four [[I think) some time back was very good.

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    Great News!
    Looks Like the BBC is to issue "When Motown Came To Britain" on New Years day Sunday 2023 at 22.00pm on BBC2. DON"T MISS IT !

    Thanks to J.Smith for the "Wise Owl Films" incredible Photo of everyone who came over from the States "The Tamla-Motown UK Tour"

    Here's the link to the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gqgp
    Last edited by Graham Jarvis; 12-09-2022 at 02:07 PM.

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    I'm looking forward to this!

    Out of interest, is this the tour when the Ready, Steady, Go Motown Special with Dusty Springfield was recorded?

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    yes it was
    it tied in with the launch of the new UK Tamla Motown label.
    but bizzarely the TV show was aired AFTER the concerts so any publicity to promote the tour/shows was lost

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