Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where the Action Is, baby

Today in rock history, in 1965, Dick Clark's latest rock n' roll variety show, Where The Action Is, premieres on ABC-TV, featuring performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, (and lots of kids in swim trunks and bikinis) and also introducing a new house band called Paul Revere and the Raiders. This clip shows what a bunch of clowns these guys were, and how they made a joke out of the lip-syncing they were obviously doing and weren’t trying to hide. And, BTW, RIP, World’s Oldest Teen-Ager…Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin’!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sir Lew Who?

Today in rock history, in 1975, John Lennon makes what would prove to be his last TV appearance, performing "Imagine" and a cover of Little Richard's "Slippin' And Slidin'" on the ABC special A Salute To Sir Lew Grade. Ok, I’ve never seen this one before, and, well, make of it what you will…but, geez, this one is weirdsville for sure. Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin’!

P.S. Sorry, no thumbnail – embedding has been disabled or whatever, but you get the idea…

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hey Grandma..

… or perhaps they were actually thinking of someone a bit younger… today in rock history, in 1967, cementing the promising hippie-folk band's downfall, three members of Moby Grape are arrested for allegedly "consorting" with underage schoolgirls. Happens to the best of us, I guess. I didn’t even know they were at Monterey, but it figures…here’s some live tunes from that historic festival. Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin’, but carefully and legally!