March 6, 2013 – 5:08 pm

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BBC In Concert 1973 [no label, 1CD]

Live in London, BBC In Concert; 1973. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

Thanks to booomboom who shared the tracks on the net in 2006.

After leaving Jethro Tull, Glen Cornick formed Wild Turkey in 1971, initially with: Graham Williams (guitar), Alan ‘Tweke’ Lewis (guitar), John “Pugwash” Weathers (ex-Pete Brown & Piblokto!) (drums) and Gary Pickford-Hopkins (ex-Eyes of Blue) on vocals; but Weathers and Williams left to join Graham Bond’s Magick before Wild Turkey recorded any material. They were replaced by Jon Blackmore (guitar and vocals) and Jeff Jones (ex-Man) (drums) who joined Cornick, Tweke and Gary to record Wild Turkey’s first album, Battle Hymn. In 1972 Mick Dyche replaced Jon Blackmore, Steve Gurl joined on keyboards and the band recorded their second album, Turkey. When Pickford-Hopkins left to join Rick Wakeman, it was decided to disband Wild Turkey in June 1974. Gurl and Marsden joined Babe Ruth. - wikipedia

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Track 01. Soldier Boy 05:36 (9.4MB)
Track 02. Introduction by John Peel 00:52 (1.5MB)
Track 03. Brother 07:15 (12.3MB)
Track 04. Social World 08:13 (13.8MB)
Track 05. Good Old Days 04:18 (7.2MB)

Glen Cornick - bass
Gary Pickford Hopkins - vocals, guitar
Jeff Jones - drums
Mick Dyche - slide guitar, guitar
Bernie Marsden - guitar
Steve Gurl - piano, synth

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  1. 7 Responses to “WILD TURKEY - BBC 1973”

  2. Alvin Lee has passed away


    By sking on Mar 7, 2013

  3. These guys were stunning live, and like so many bands of this period never got the recognition they deserved. Thanks for the download bigo.

    By ND on Mar 7, 2013

  4. Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away today. A true Canadian legend. Our Woody Guthrie (with a hockey stick).

    By Tarrkus7 on Mar 7, 2013

  5. Alvin is Goin’ Home… and Tom won’t be found in Sudbury on this upcoming Saturday Night.

    By Tarrkus7 on Mar 7, 2013

  6. Tarrkus7 , we`ve lost a Canuck treasure.

    By sluggo on Mar 7, 2013

  7. RIP Glen Cornick.


    By ANB on Sep 3, 2014

  8. Just an historical factoid about the notes above (although it doesn’t relate to THIS recording line-up): John “Pugwash” Weathers is listed above as an oiriginal member of this band and ex-Pete Brown & Piblokto!

    In fact, he was also the drummer in Gentle Giant from 1972, beginning with Octopus, through their break-up in 1980.

    And, RIP Glen Cornick.

    By walter on Oct 2, 2014

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