The Midnight Special (DVD)

StarVista Entertainment
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Nov 9, 2015

If you remember (or have heard anyone talk about) LPs, 8-tracks, bell bottoms and the time when disc jockey Wolfman Jack ruled the FM radio waves; watch this to relive it or to see what it was like.  The 6-disc set compiles some of the best performances from the NBC Friday night variety show.  The program premiered in 1972 and was regularly broadcast from 1973 through 1981; it was a time before MTV and music videos brought rock music stars regularly into our homes.  Be sure to catch Episode 81 hosted by 1950s icon, Little Richard who introduces a younger but largely unchanged Steven Tyler and company as “a hot flying group who call themselves Aerosmith.”  Performances were live with no lip-synching and truly capture the music and trends of the times.  Episodes include performances from:

  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Jim Croce 
  • Tom Petty
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Blondie

Watch this for the clothes, the hair and the disco balls. 


Reviewed by LeeAnn B.
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