Flat Earth – Glenn Cardier 1974

Solo on GTK on ABC-TV circa 1974.

Flat Earth Rag underwent a name change. It became Christopher Columbus Rag and was the B-side to Till The Fire Dies released in the UK as a single. I left for England in ’74 so I would have recorded the song on GTK prior to my departure. That’s a nylon string Ovation I’m playing. They came with a pickup system installed and were a big deal back then.

“It was thought for many years that most of the videotapes of the program had been erased during an ABC economy drive in the late 1970s, but recent discoveries at the ABC, notably during and after the closure of the old Gore Hill studio complex in Sydney, have revealed that much of the series (including location pieces and in-the-studio performances) was shot on film and then transferred to video.

Recent estimates from the ABC indicate that as much as 90 percent of the series has survived, although regrettably most of the first year of the show was only videotape, which has since been erased.”

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