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TV Shows - Midnight Special, The

The Midnight Special was a weekly musical series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, on Friday nights following The Tonight Show. The Midnight Special premiered as a TV special in August 1972; its run as a regular series was from February 1973 to May 1981. Two years after its cancellation, The Midnight Special was replaced by Friday Night Videos, which also enjoyed a long run on NBC. The Midnight Special mostly featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer. The theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special," was performed by Johnny Rivers. The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical acts performing live, which was unique since most television appearances during the era showed performers lip synching to pre-recorded music. The series also occasionally aired vintage footage of older acts, such as Bill Haley & His Comets.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnight_Special_(TV_series)
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1 I remember this one! It came on during a unique slot in TV programming- just after the Ed Sullivan Show ended which had one of the few regular venues for rock bands AND before MTV premiered. Flech is right that you REALLY got to see who could perform live here and who was over their heads. It seemed more raw, desperate back then than the conformist and cookie-cutter stuff that came later! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:05 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Live Concerts, something that's rare these days. I miss this show. If you can't perform live you are exposed here. Never Boned. -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on February 11, 2010, 12:07 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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