Many years ago, I would stay up late on Friday nights to watch the concerts. I saw Jethro Tull many times as well as many other great bands from that era.
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Oh yeah, I remember the Don Kirshner shows well. At least I remember they were on, we were pretty blasted when we watched these.
If you like live concerts, an who doesn't?!, check out the Palladia channel on Comcast. They air tons of concerts with little or no commercial interruption. And the sound is halfway good Dolby Digital 5.1....
You guys are too much, really Mofi, "Mickey's Big Mouths," been there, enjoyed that. Geeze, we are gettin' so F'in old but this thread makes me want to jump in the convertible and go for a cruise. Joe Walsh is in my book of most underrated. For sure, he puts on a great show. He's got some great friends too. Spinnin some Traffic over here this afternoon. Thanks for the memories.
Got it...i more of a product of the 80s...do recall the first broadcast of MTV...my folks lived in a newly developed area at the time...no cable tv (gasp)...but my grandparents...god rest TT their souls...lived in an urban environment...and they let me stay up all night watching TV...spinning lps...RIP...miss u both!
If you lived in the Los Angeles area at the time, you could get an FM simulcast of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. Tune in to the assigned FM radio station on your receiver, and hear it in stereo on your stereo system and speakers while you watched the video on your TV set. I thought that was soooo cool.
Mitch , that was THE way to enjoy music in the home , I lived in Long Beach ,
I'll mention Ed Sullivan again , 20 plus years on the air , The Beatles North American debut along with a fantastic line up of Rock & Roll,
I haven't checked but I wonder if Don Kirshners concerts are available on DVD including the king of entertainment shows Ed Sullivan.
Yes, I remember watching the Midnight Special too, good stuff.
Ed Sullivan was a little before my time. I mean I was aware of the show later on, with the Beatles intro and everything, but I was at a younger age, when my parents controlled the TV, and Lawrence Welk was more apt to be on than Ed Sullivan.
I was not a Lawrence Welk fan, not that there's anything wrong with that. LOL!
ABC's In Concert was superior to either Kirschner or Wolfman and this too was simulcast by WBCN Boston when I was a kid. Listened via Koss HV-1 headphones plugged into a cheap Tech Hi Fi Cambridge Audio receiver but no matter, it sounded wonderful. Steely Dan performing Reelin In The Years, that was cool.