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Alright Now

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Running for two seasons between 1979 and 1980, Alright Now was an ITV music series featuring the very latest top rock, pop and punk bands performing live in the Tyne Tees television studios in Newcastle, intercut with interviews, music-related location reports and archive film clips.

The show was hosted by Darts‘ bassist (and future Tiswas star) Den Hegarty, but became notorious for an interview by guest host Billy Connolly of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, in which Bonham responded to all Connolly’s questions in monosyllables.

Presenter
Den Hegarty

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