Rocking The Tube

‘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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‘Ed Sullivan Show’: Some Legendary Music Clips – Watch

50 years after the landmark program ended its run, performances of recording artists, Broadway stars, comedians, and more are being made available

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‘The Big Chill’: Friends to Keep You Warm

It was one of the most successful films of 1983 and featured a big soundtrack of mostly Motown classics. Does the reunion movie of thirty-somethings hold up?

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The Ed Sullivan Show: Pop Music Showcase

The Sunday night variety show presented scores of up-and-coming pop stars during the ’60s. Here are some favorites and some unique anecdotes about each one

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Carole King, Queen Perform at Global Citizen 2019: Watch

The concert was believed to be the singer-songwriting legend’s first scheduled public performance since she sang 2 songs at a 2017 event

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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SNL’s Celebrity ‘Jeopardy’ With Norm Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds’ Parody

The sketch comedy series has had dozens of popular recurring skits. Will Ferrell plays it straight as Alex Trebek, who’s tormented by his celebrity guests, usually Darrell Hammond’s Sean Connery

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