Skip to content

Bob Harris And Me

This is the most boring brush with greatness you WILL EVER READ!!!

It came to mind because I was watching the Judee Sill youtube clip “The Kiss” and it came off an English BBC program from the 70s called “The Old Gray Whistle Test”. Old Gray was to hip music what “Top Of The Pops” was to chart watchers. The presenter was “Whispering” Bob Harris -a tall, laconic, quiet presense: bery father was a habadasher, graduate from cambridge, sorta bloke.
“Old Grey” ruled TV rock till Tony Wilson came out with the hip young “Revolver” on Granada-TV.
Wilson was the guy behind Factory records (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays) and I met him several times because my cousin Ramsey knew everybody in Manchester and got us into the members only pub “The Film Exchange” near Granada studios (we met Marc Bolan there as well, it was the only way to get a drink btw 3p and 5p in Greater Manchester) -that was around 76, 77.
About that time I was on a plane to Nice in the South Of France and discovered Whisperin’ Bob in the seat next to me. He had been invited to join Jethro Tull who were recording a new album and we got trashed on gin and tonics. Bob was extremely nice and much to my disappointment did not have a bad word to say about anybody!!!
And that’s my boring Bob Harris Story and given Harris’ calm aura it is only fitting nothing much happens in it. Plus, check this out Nessing, one degree of seperation from Judee Sill!!! Next up: I am in the same elevator with Katie Holmes for four floors…

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2023 |

Miley makes it three at the top

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1983 (Volume 14, Number 12)

By Steve Crawford | February 7, 2023 |

kind of soulful

Going Steady: New singles 2-3-22 – 2-9-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

better than you remember

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Recorded release 2-10-23 -2-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

it has been four years since her last long player

How to Get Your Music Noticed

By Emma Hil | February 5, 2023 |

quickly get your music noticed

Press Releases For February: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2023 |

A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023 |

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2023 |

hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks February 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2023 |

Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum

On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess

By admin | February 4, 2023 |

a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him

Scroll To Top