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. 


Written by LeeAnn B.

When Michael Jordan retired from basketball, my stepson (who was five at the time) said; "he's just gonna be a regular man now, not a player or a hero."