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The Midnight Special [message #83155] Sun, 31 July 2016 21:18 Go to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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This was a music show on T.V. back in the 70's and 80's that had the big acts like Elton John performing their songs live. I have wondered why they don't bring back an updated version of that show.

If they did, what acts would you like to see in a setting like that?
Re: The Midnight Special [message #83187 is a reply to message #83155] Tue, 02 August 2016 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sawyer25 is currently offline  sawyer25
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I grew up in the 90's so I do not directly relate to this show. Nonetheless, I am a huge fan of Elton John. I suppose his performances were electric back then?
Re: The Midnight Special [message #83492 is a reply to message #83155] Mon, 05 September 2016 07:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thaddeus is currently offline  Thaddeus
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I grew up in the 90's too, so I always attended clubs where bands would perform nightly. It was a lot of fun, but I always wished that they would have musical performances on TV for us. If I wanted to see those you had to pay for them on Showtime.
Re: The Midnight Special [message #96938 is a reply to message #83155] Tue, 22 August 2023 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
noodle is currently offline  noodle
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The show's YT channel is fun to dig through. Here is the pilot episode and origin story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itkwPhZFAHQ
Random fact: Microsoft's Paul Allen offered to buy the rights to the show, and the producer said no.
Re: The Midnight Special [message #96940 is a reply to message #96938] Wed, 23 August 2023 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I remember that show! I think it kind of fizzled after MTV started.
Re: The Midnight Special [message #96948 is a reply to message #83155] Sun, 27 August 2023 19:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
noodle is currently offline  noodle
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Yeah, the rise of MTV, maybe cable TV in general, and possibly SNL. Glad that the show's episodes were kept in good shape. They're quite the pop culture archive now.
Re: The Midnight Special [message #96949 is a reply to message #96948] Mon, 28 August 2023 09:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Austin City Limits on PBS has featured many rock, country, blues and other genres over the years. Don't forget Don Kirshner's, Rock Concert in the 70's & 80's. Here's a Wikipedia list of performers. Darn near every classic rock band.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Kirshner%27s_Rock_Concert
Re: The Midnight Special [message #97335 is a reply to message #83155] Sun, 14 January 2024 17:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
noodle is currently offline  noodle
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I'm still scrolling through episodes on YouTube. Billy Preston is one of my favorite hosts so far. Also watched the Jim Croce episode, which was good but depressing; Croce and his guitarist Maury Muehleisen perished just a few months later.
Re: The Midnight Special [message #97427 is a reply to message #83155] Sat, 10 February 2024 23:06 Go to previous message
Mulcahy is currently offline  Mulcahy
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This show's a mixed bag. Episode One is cool, then it depended on the host. I'll check out the latest upload. David Bowie is host.
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