"The Midnight Special" and "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" were the "Shindig", "Hullaballoo" and "Where The Action Is" (60s rock shows) of the 70s...I rarely missed any of them..."Clap For The Wolfman" by the Guess Who always stood for the vibe that show had to me. I read Wolfman Jack's autobiography, and the party was so intense at that show, it was a miracle that all those bands were able to get on stage and perform...including the Wolfman...it was as crazy as it all looked, and the editing and sound-mixing was great...The Doobie Brothers played live, at the peak of the Tom Johnston era...T-Rex was taped, so were the Stones. Steely Dan played live. Jim Croce played live. It was LIVE....for the most part. Leon Russell made a jackass out of himself, but he had a lot of mojo back then from not only Mad Dogs & Englishmen, but from having been the bandleader on "Shindig" and most of Phil Spector's and Gary Lewis' hits in the 60s, but he came off as a stoned, overbearing jerk. War was great. Slade was OK, I wasn't a Slade guy, but they stomped. I could rave on, but I gotta find those DVDs, man...get out my leisure suit and shiny shirts with the collars that touched my shoulders...how cool it all was! Cheers, WC1
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