Brooker / Fisher : recordings in October 2000
AWSoP continues to fascinate …
Friday 6 October 2000
Yorkshire TV The 100 Greatest No 1 Hits
GB and MF again. The interview will be about AWSoP - the story behind how this song was created, the impact it had, and its continuing legacy.
They've hired a Roland VK7 for Matthew and a Roland RD600 for Gary; they wanted a Hammond but couldn't get it up the stairs where the show is being recorded!
Yorkshire Television wrote to Gary's office on 19 December, to say that they were extremely pleased with the programme, which is to transmitted on Saturday 6 January 2001 at 8pm on Channel 4.
'I think you will be quite pleased with your final position in the Top 100,' wrote researcher Stuart Ramsay, 'By the way, listen out for another Procol Harum song in somewhere in the show – you'll have to keep watching until the very end!'
As it turns out, AWSoP was ranked # 19 in the programme, and the playout music for the whole show was the coda to Pilgrim's Progress … transcript of the interviews here … list of the 100 chosen records, here
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