August 4, 2013 – 7:08 pm

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London 1975 [A DoinkerTape, 1CD]

BBC Presents; live in London 1975. Excellent pre-FM.

English singer Kiki Dee is best known for her duet with Elton John, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, in 1976 and, in 1993, in another duet with Elton, True Love. As Elton fans are aware, Kiki Dee not only signed to Elton’s Rocket Record label in the past but has also contributed backing vocals on many of his tracks, including All The Girls Love Alice. This 1975 BBC show also featured one of Kiki Dee’s hits, I’ve Got The Music In Me.

Thanks to Doinker who recorded the show and sharing it at Dime.

Doinker’s notes:

I do not know exactly where and when this show was recorded. One of the two original reel boxes still survives and is reproduced here. The date of USA broadcast was 1975-03-16, so I have guessed the date as early 1975…

The tapes are 7.5 ips quarter-inch two track. This means the music plays backward if you flip the tape. In order to get best quality, channels 1 and 4 were used on my quad machine. Finding an original machine to play these is next to impossible. Loose oxide was a continual problem, requiring multiple takes of individual tracks to get the best representation. Any cuts you may hear in the applause are not from music missing, it’s from having to restart.

Reel tapes: Akai GX-400D-SS strapped to channels 1/4 - Sound Forge -FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. BBC Intro (789k)
Track 02. Step By Step (8.0MB)
Track 03. You Need Help (9.2MB)
Track 04. Loving And Free (9.8MB)
Track 05. Sugar On The Floor (7.7MB)
Track 06. Turn It On (8.4MB)
Track 07. Heart And Soul (8.5MB)
Track 08. Six Days On The Road (5.6MB)
Track 09. Going Down The Funky Road (9.4MB)
Track 10. A Man After My Own Heart (6.2MB)
Track 11. I’ve Got The Music In Me (10.5MB)

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  1. 7 Responses to “KIKI DEE - LONDON 1975”

  2. I saw Kiki Dee November ‘74, opening in NYC for Elton. She was new to Rocket then, and put on a fun and lively show. Elton’s part of the show was so good he released it (Here and There), but the biggest thrill, of course, was when John Lennon joined Elton for a few songs (Whatever Gets You Through The Night, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, I Saw Her Standing There) in what would end up being his last-ever live performance.

    By Rick on Aug 5, 2013

  3. If it sounds like it was recorded in a small venue, then it will have been recorded at the Paris Theater, in London, for BBC Radio 1 ‘In Concert” program. All of the “In Concert” shows were taped at the Paris theater, unless they were taped “on location” at a remote venue, like hammersmith odeon, golders green hippodrome, wembley etc..

    By Kinky Dee on Aug 7, 2013

  4. Andrea True was way hotter!

    By Charva on Aug 11, 2013

  5. Thanks BigO for another great show from the archives.

    Original UK transmission Date : 22 March 1975
    Original Recording Date : 04 February 1975
    Location : Golders Green Hippodrome, London


    By Haze on Dec 10, 2013

  6. Love Kiki Dee ! I have her on my fb ! I heard this broadcast yrs ago on chum fm in Toronto Canada thanks for posting this up great songs ! P s she still looks great ! And sings great !

    By Corinne on Jan 13, 2018

  7. Hi there,
    Thanks so much for posting this - I am the protege of bass player in the Kiki Dee Band Phil Curtis. He sadly passed away earlier this year and I’m trying to get as much footage/as many recordings of his work as possible together for all his friends etc! Have tried the links on here and they’re sadly no longer found (I appreciate this blog post is a few years old now!) wondered if anyone could help me in downloading these/could point me in the right direction?
    Many thanks

    By Sophie on Sep 2, 2018

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