The Boob Tube #49: Music Specials (TV Guide Ads)
I have a confession to make: last night I spent four consecutive hours watching live music clips on YouTube. I watched everyone from England Dan & John Ford Coley to Fairport Convention.... from The Isley Brothers to The Plasmatics. You get my point - I was all over the place.
I must admit, YouTube is a godsend when it comes to this function. I remember a day when the only way to see Bread or Marmalade (which go well together) in action was to stay up till 2 AM and watch those crummy Time-Life infomercials. You remember those? They'd play a few fantastic clips then some aging rocker (usually Peter Noonan or John Sebastian) would try to talk you into buying overpriced cassette tapes or CDs.
Anyway, it got me in the mood to watch some old music specials. Unfortunately, even YouTube can't provide me with those - they seem to be lost to the traces of time. Netflix is no help, nor is Amazon. 99 percent of these specials are simply unavailable. All that remains are these TV Guide ads....
Sorry for the over-representation of country music; I'm just delivering what I've got.
"The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane and now... The Bay City Rollers."
Wait - what?
It stars Mabel, so you know it was good.
The Osmonds were f***ing everywhere back then.
I recently read that the Captain and Tennille got divorced. That strikes me as genuinely sad. They seemed such a great couple, and the marriage lasted decades.