Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today In Oldies 11/15/11

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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 


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