Rocking The Tube

Remember K-Tel’s ‘As Advertised on TV’ Compilation Albums?

With his invention of the compilation album, entrepreneur Philip Kives revolutionized the marketing and sales of recorded music

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SNL’s ‘Wayne’s World’ Sketches: ‘We’re Not Worthy!’

It’s notoriously difficult for a non-regular to get a skit on the show but the likable Mike Myers was able to make an immediate impact

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10 Rocking ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performances

You didn’t really “make it” until you’d been on Sullivan. Check out these great clips from the all-time biggest variety show in America

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Ed Sullivan Show: Comedy Legends Showcase

The host provided a forum for the biggest names in comedy every Sunday night. Watch some classic routines from Rodney, Joan, Carlin, and other legends

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‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’: Landmark TV Series

The comedy-musical duo’s popular variety show was a great showcase for rock acts. But many of the sketches proved too controversial for the CBS sensors

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Remembering ‘The Midnight Special’

The series launched the 1970s trend of live rock music on late night TV with its pilot in 1972 + boosted the career of Wolfman Jack. Check out the guests and some great clips

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‘The Midnight Special’: Solo Artists Edition

The late night TV series aired 450 episodes for nearly a decade + was often the only opportunity for music fans to see their favorite recording acts perform

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Remember Ronco’s ‘Mr. Microphone’ Gadget?

If you were watching TV in the ’70s and ’80s, TV ads and infomercials for Ron Popeil’s gadgets for his Ronco products were everywhere

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When Frank Sinatra Joined the Fifth Dimension

Frank Sinatra did not love rock music, but for his 1968 TV special he sang along with soul-pop hitmakers the Fifth Dimension and fit right in.

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‘Gilligan’s Island’: An Appreciation

With the passing of Dawn Wells, only one of the seven stranded castaways is still with us. We look back at the ’60s TV sitcom

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