- He's one of the great artists you've never heard of.....special education teacher by day, friend of The Boss by night
- You can't do a Christmas album without a handful of special guests, and Chicago is no exception
- Your favorite 50's, 60's, and 70's artists have new CDs and digital albums out today!
- Pledge drive time on your local PBS station in December means some great music for Oldies lovers!
- Maybe The Rolling Stones will tour next year to mark their 50th anniversary, or maybe they won't
Look Ma......We're On TV!
Before the 500 channel TV world we live in these days, there was never much of an opportunity to see your favorite music stars outside of shows dedicated to music, i.e. Shindig!, American Bandstand, The Midnight Special, etc. But if you were really big, you made it to prime time with your own special! Some of the more notable ones were Elvis Presley's 1968 "Comeback" special and Barbra Streisand's My Name Is Barbra. In 1979, there was no bigger name in music than The Bee Gees, and on November 15th that year, it was their turn for their first prime time network special, seen on NBC.
As you will see below, the special revolves around their 1979 "Spirits Having Flown" concert tour, with concert footage interspersed with footage from an interview with British personality David Frost. While The Bee Gees were unmistakably a pop act, there are appearances from country music legends Glenn Campbell and Willie Nelson joining the group for a jam session.
Rarely seen since its original airing, most of the special, in order, can be seen by clicking below (Parts 1-12 top to bottom).................
Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day
Which TV sitcom brought together Oldies legends Spencer Davis, Richie Havens, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful), and Robby Krieger (The Doors) on a 1992 episode?
Come back to Everything Oldies tomorrow to find the answer, and leave a Comment below with your best guess!
Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day
Elvis Presley's 1968 film Speedway wasn't originally intended for Elvis and his co-star, Nancy Sinatra. It was originally a vehicle for which legendary male/female musical and comedy duo?
Answer: Sonny and Cher