Rocking The Tube

When Johnny Cash Sang With the Monkees

He was 37 years old when he first starred on his own music variety TV series. Early on, he was joined by Dolenz, Jones and Nesmith on a good-humored segment

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When Live Aid Rocked the Planet

We recap the biggest charity concert in music history, where dozens of stars performed in London and Philadelphia for a massive worldwide TV audience in 1985

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Olivia, Andy Gibb and ABBA Sing in 1978 Jam Session

The stars performed many pop classics together along with some of their own hits during the May 1978 ABC TV special, Olivia

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Remember the K-Tel ‘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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‘One Toke Over the Line’ on ‘Lawrence Welk’—Huh?

In what has to be one of the most surreal moments on TV, the song was interpreted for viewers of a show that had no idea what a toke was.

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‘Triple Threat’ Ann-Margret Wows on ‘The Tonight Show’

The then-33 year-old gave an unforgettable performance for Johnny Carson’s TV audience

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T. Rex Get it On With Epic, Live Performance of ‘Bang a Gong’

The pioneering glam rock band enjoyed a run of ten straight Top 5 singles in their native England. This phenomenal song was their only US pop hit.

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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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‘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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It Was 60 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Invade North America

Amazingly, it was 60 years ago this month that the Beatles first invaded North America. Several insiders remember their impact.

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