In order to be broadcast on a top BBC top programme David Bowie and The Lower Third had to pass an audition on 2 November 1965. The BBC jury would then inform the young mod band about their decision two weeks later. Among the three songs that The Lower Third performed at the audition was James Brown’s 1964 single ‘Out Of Sight’, a twelve-bar R&B piece which was a milestone for the development of funk music. In the end The Lower Third did not pass the audition.
The BBC tapes are not known to have survived.
- David Jones (vocals, guitar, saxophone)
- Dennis Taylor (guitar)
- Graham Rivens (bass)
- Phil Lancaster (drums)