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led zeppelin on the midnight special

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does anyone know if they performed on the midnight special? does anyone remember watching this show??

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I don't think they ever did. Burt Sugarman would have released them on the series of DVDs if they did (and I don't recall them ever performing on that program).

R:)

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Nope, but here's who did. :beer:

1972 (pilot)

First aired: 8/19/1972

John Denver (guest host) - "(Take Me Home) Country Roads" & "Goodbye Again"

Cass Elliot - "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (with John Denver)

Argent - "Hold Your Head Up" & "Tragedy"

Harry Chapin - "Taxi"

David Clayton-Thomas (from Blood, Sweat & Tears) - "Yesterday's Music" & "Nobody Calls Me Prophet"

The Everly Brothers - "All I Have to Do Is Dream" & "Stories We Could Tell"

The Isley Brothers - "Pop That Thang"

Helen Reddy - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"

Linda Ronstadt - "Long Long Time" & "The Fast One"

War - "Slippin' into Darkness"

1973

Helen Reddy (guest host) - "I Am Woman", "Peaceful", "Come On John"

Ike & Tina Turner - "I Can't Turn You Loose", "With a Little Help from My Friends"

George Carlin

Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly", "Freddie's Dead"

Don McLean - "Dreidel", "If We Try", "Vincent"

Rare Earth - "We're Gonna Have a Good Time", "I Just Want to Celebrate"

Kenny Rankin - "Comin' Down", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "In the Name of Love"

The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man", "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star"

The Impressions - "Preacher Man", "Amen" (with Helen Reddy)

Johnny Rivers (guest host) - "Blue Suede Shoes", "Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu", "Got My Mojo Working"

Albert Hammond - "It Never Rains in Southern California", "If You Gotta Break Another Heart"8

Merrilee Rush - "Start Again", "Comfort and Please You"

The Spinners - "I'll Be Around", "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"

Steely Dan - "Do It Again", "Reelin' in the Years"

Paul Williams (guest host) - "Out in the Country", "I Won't Last a Day Without You", "Old Fashioned Love Song", "Drift Away", "That's Enough for Me"

Wolfman Jack - "I Ain't Never Seen a White Man"

Mac Davis (guest host) - "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me", "I Believe in Music", "Dream Me Home", "Home", "Half and Half (Song for Sara)"

The Doobie Brothers - "Jesus Is Just Alright", "Listen to the Music", "Natural Thing"

Waylon Jennings - "You Can Have Her", "Lovin' Her Was Easier", "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues", "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line"

Billy Paul - "Me and Mrs. Jones", "Brown Baby"

Billy Preston - "Blackbird", "Georgia on My Mind", "That's the Way God Planned It", "Will It Go Round in Circles", "Outa-Space"

Joan Rivers

Harry Chapin (guest host) - "Sunday Morning Sunshine", "Sniper", "Taxi"

Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Rosemary", "Hip Pickles", "Snow Queen"

The Committee

The Hollies - "Magic Woman Touch", "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"

Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together?"

Anne Murray (guest host) - "Snowbird", "Danny's Song", "I Know"

Steve Martin

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Shuckin' the Corn" (w/ Anne Murray and Steve Martin), "Jambalaya"

The Association - "Along Comes Mary", "Crazy Songs and Loony Tunes", "Names, Tags, Numbers and Labels"

Badfinger - "No Matter What", "Suitcase"

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - "People Get Ready", "Walkin My Blues Away"

Jonathan Winters

Edward Bear - "Last Song", "Close Your Eyes"

Loretta Lynn - "One's on the Way", "Coal Miner's Daughter"

Seals & Crofts - "Hummingbird", "Summer Breeze"

Sha Na Na - "Hound Dog", "Yakety Yak", "I Wonder Why"

Lakshmi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Paul Anka (guest host) - "Girl", Medley: "Diana"/"Puppy Love"/"Lonely Boy"/"You Are My Destiny"/"Memories"/"Goodnight My Love"/"(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings", "Jubilation"

Edwin Hawkins Singers - "Oh Happy Day", "New World"

Bobby Darin - "If I Were a Carpenter", "Dream Lover", "Splish Splash", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Sweet Georgia Wine" (with Edwin Hawkins Singers)

The Coasters - "Charlie Brown", "Poison Ivy"

Tammy Wynette - "Kids Say the Darndest Things"

George Jones - "What My Woman Can't Do", "Let's All Go Down to the River" (with Tammy Wynette)

Lou Rawls (guest host) - "A Natural Man", "Dead End Street", Medley: "Memory Lane"/"It Was a Very Good Year"/"Old Folks"

Brewer & Shipley - "One Toke Over the Line"

Honey Cone - "Want Ads"

George Burns - "Mr. Bojangles", "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (with Honey Cone)

The Grass Roots - "Midnight Confessions", "Love Is What You Make It"

The O'Jays - "Back Stabbers", "Love Train"

Eric Weissberg - "Dueling Banjos", "I'm My Own Grandpa"

Ray Charles (guest host) - "Eleanor Rigby", "Georgia on My Mind", "What'd I Say", "I Can Make It Through the Days (But Oh Those Lonely Nights)", "Every Saturday Night", "Early in the Morning"

Bill Cosby (guest host) - "Ursulena (With Your Washing Machina)", "I've Got to Be Strong", "I Lost My Baby At the Dance Last Night"

Carol Burnett

Aretha Franklin - "A Brand New Me", "Takes Two to Tango"

Earl Scruggs - "T for Texas", "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"

The Bee Gees (guest hosts) - "To Love Somebody", "Lonely Days", "I Saw a New Morning", Medley: "New York Mining Disaster 1941"/Massachusetts"/"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?", Medley: "Money (That's What I Want)"/"Good Golly Miss Molly"/"Long Tall Sally"/"Jenny Jenny"/"Tutti Frutti"/"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (with Jerry Lee Lewis)

Skeeter Davis - "One Tin Soldier", "The End of the World"

Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "If I Were Your Woman"

Johnny Nash (guest host) - "I Can See Clearly Now", "Stir It Up", "Groovy Feeling", "Merry-Go-Round"

Jim Weatherly - "You Are a Song"

David Brenner

Fanny - "All Mine", "Last Night I Had a Dream"

Taj Mahal - "Cheraw", "Texas Woman Blues"

Doc Severinsen (guest host) - "I Just Want to Celebrate", "Last Tango in Paris", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "25 or 6 to 4", "Beginnings", "Celebrate"

Henry Mancini - "Brothers Go to Mothers" (with Doc Severinsen)

Hoyt Axton - "Jambalaya", "Less Than the Song"

Jerry Butler - "Western Union Man", "Only the Strong Survive", "Ain't Understanding Mellow"

Dobie Gray - "Drift Away", "The 'In' Crowd"

Vicki Lawrence - "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"

Country Joe McDonald - "Couleene Anne", "Hold On It's Coming"

Jerry Lee Lewis (guest host) - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On", "Great Balls of Fire", "High School Confidential", "Drinking Wine Spo Dee O'Dee", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Roll Over Beethoven"

Freddy Cannon - "Tallahassee Lassie", "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"

Chubby Checker (guest host) - "The Twist", "Huckle Buck", " "Let's Twist Again", "Pony Time", "Limbo Rock", "Slow Twistin'"

Bobby Day - "Rockin' Robin"

The Del-Vikings - "Come Go with Me"

The Penguins - "Earth Angel]"

Lloyd Price - "Stagger Lee", "Where Were You on My Wedding Day", "Personality", "I'm Gonna Get Married" (with The Skyliners)

Little Anthony & The Imperials - "Tears on My Pillow", "I'm Alright", "Going Out of My Head", "Two Kinds of People in the World"

Del Shannon - "Runaway", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)"

The Shirelles - "Soldier Boy", "Tonight's the Night", "Baby It's You", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"

Chi Coltrane - "Thunder and Lightning", "You Were My Friend"

Tom T. Hall - "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died", "Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine"

The Raspberries - "I Wanna Be With You", "Let's Pretend"

Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber (guest hosts)

The Crusaders - "Put It Where You Want It", "Don't Let It Get You Down"

Ronnie Dyson - "One Man Band"

The Incredible String Band - "Black Jack Davy", "Old Buccaneer"

Jimmy Clanton - "Just a Dream"

Danny & the Juniors - "At the Hop", "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay"

Ben E. King - "Spanish Harlem", "Stand by Me"

The Skyliners - "Since I Don't Have You", "This I Swear"

1974

Aerosmith - "The Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Ann Peebles

Barry White - "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"

Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine"

Brownsville Station

David Essex - "Rock On"

Eddie Kendricks

Edwin Starr

El Chicano

Genesis

Gladys Knight & B.B. King - "The Thrill is Gone"

Golden Earring - "Radar Love"

Gordon Lightfoot - "Sundown"

Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary"

James Brown - "The Payback"

Jo Jo Gunne

Jobriath

Leo Sayer

Lynn Anderson

Maria Muldaur - "Midnight at the Oasis"

Marvin Gaye - "Let's Get It On"

Neil Sedaka - "Laughter in the Rain"

Phil Ochs and Jim Glover - "The Power and the Glory" and "Changes"

Redbone - "Come and Get Your Love"

Sly & the Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"

The New York Dolls

The O'Jays - "Love Train"

Todd Rundgren - "Couldn't I Just Tell You?" & "A Dream Goes On Forever"

1975

PFM - "Celebration" and "Alta Loma Nine Till Five"'

The Bee Gees - "Nights On Broadway"

Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon"

Earth Wind and Fire - "Shining Star"

Kiss - "Black Diamond"

KC and the Sunshine Band - "That's The Way I Like It"

Rod Stewart - "You Wear it Well"

Peter Frampton - "Show Me The Way"

Helen Reddy - "I am Woman"

Olivia Newton John - "Have You Ever Been Mellow"

Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster

Barry Manilow - "Could It Be Magic?"

Minnie Riperton - "Lovin You"

Orleans - "Dance With Me"

Natalie Cole - "This Will Be"

Glen Campbell - "Rhinestone Cowboy"

Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles - "It Takes Two to Tango"

Electric Light Orchestra (guest hosts) - "In the Hall of the Mountain King", "Great Balls of Fire", "Can't Get It Out of My Head", "Orange Blossom Special", "Laredo Tornado", "Flight of the Bumble Bee" & "Roll Over Beethoven"

Todd Rundgren - "Real Man", "Freedom Fighters" & "Seven Rays"

1976

Electric Light Orchestra - "Evil Woman", "Nightrider" & "Strange Magic"

Elton John - "Your Song"

Fleetwood Mac - "Over My Head"

Spinners - "The Rubberband Man"

Heart - "Magic Man"

Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"

Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"

Starbuck - "Moonlight Feels Right"

George Benson - "This Masquerade"

Michael Murphey - "Wildfire"

Diana Ross - "Love Hangover"

Eric Carmen - "All By Myself"

Tom Jones - "Delilah"

Donna Summers - "Love to Love You Baby"

England Dan and John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"

Janis Ian - "At Seventeen"

Ray Charles - "Georgia On My Mind"

1977

Electric Light Orchestra (hosts) - "Livin' Thing", "Do Ya", "Telephone Line" & "Livin' Thing" -- ELO (on tape) - "Rockaria!" music video

Heart - "Crazy on You"

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded By The Light"

Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On"

Dave Mason - "We Just Disagree"

Sanford & Townsend - "Smoke From A Distant Fire"

Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way"

Bread - "Make It With You"

Andy Gibb - "I Just Want To Be Your Everything"

The Emotions - "Best Of My Love"

Johnny Rivers - "Slow Dancin'"

Bonnie Raitt - "Runaway"

Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"

Van Morrison - "Domino"

Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Man Like Me"

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)"

1978

Hall & Oates - "Rich Girl"

Eddie Money - "Baby Hold On"

Robert Plamer - "Every Kinda People"

The Cars - "Just What I Needed"

Exile - "Kiss You All Over"

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"

Chic - "Le Freak"

Four Tops - "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"

Reo Speedwagon - "Roll With The Changes"

Ambrosia - "How Much I Feel"

AC/DC - "Sin City"

Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You"

Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good"

Ted Nugent - "Cat Scratch Fever"

The Trammps - "Disco Inferno"

Todd Rundgren - "Can We Still Be Friends" & "Bread" (with the Hello People)

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - (guest host) "Real Man", "You Cried Wolf", "Love in Action", "Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel" & "Just One Victory"

1979

Blondie - "One Way or Another"

Journey - "Lovin', Touchin'. Squeezin'"

Commodores - "Three Times a Lady"

The Cars - "Let's Go"

The Babys - "Everytime I Think of You"

The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"

Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"

Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City"

Rick James - "You and I"

Dolly Parton - "I Will Always Love You"

Amii Stewart - "Knock on Wood"

The Pointer Sisters - "Fire"

The Charlie Daniels Band - "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"

Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

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eorge benson use to bour me, seems they had him on alot are i just thought so .

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sorry about that last post my granddaughter is messing around my comp. said wow!!! evster,if i remember right they use to have george benson on alot he would make me fall asleep

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Are you sure Evster :D

:P:lol:

I did spend my Friday nights with the Wolfman though, and surely would've remembered Zeppelin! :D

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:P:lol:

I did spend my Friday nights with the Wolfman though, and surely would've remembered Zeppelin! :D

We all did, and I would have remembered too. :) Just thought your response was funny :D

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We all did, and I would have remembered too. :) Just thought your response was funny :D

I think the only tv zep did was don kirshner's rock concert and it was a lip-sync performance that was prerecorded elsewhere?!? Can someone correct me if need be? It's been a long time...edited to add: oh, and i think the song was "Black Dog"...

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I think the only tv zep did was don kirshner's rock concert and it was a lip-sync performance that was prerecorded elsewhere?!? Can someone correct me if need be? It's been a long time...edited to add: oh, and i thing the song was "Black Dog"...

I seem to remember the performance you're talking about on "Rock Concert" and you're right, it was "Black Dog." But it wasn't live or lip synched in studio, it was from TSRTS.... If I'm not mistaken, they built up to it near the end of the show talking about a "Special performance by Led Zeppelin."

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I think it was 1975...I didn't fully look at Evsters list yet...but

Robert Plant did an interview with JJ Jackson on the Midnight Special....

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and if you see...JJ was in attendence at this show of Zep...:D There he is...looking up at Jimmy....in '69.

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I watched that show nearly every Friday night in 1973, '74 and '75....loved it !

Good lord, is that the same JJ Jackson that was on MTV back in the day??

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Good lord, is that the same JJ Jackson that was on MTV back in the day??

Yep! Sure nuff it was!! :beer:

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Are you sure Evster :D

Upon close inspection of Evster's list...there's an omission or two...what I remember the most is...

all from '73

King Crimson ... Easy Money and Larks Tongues in Aspic Pt. 2

*Jay Kuhntold me the following about the "On TV" picture:

"on TV?" was taken during a show called "the Midnight Special" in the early 70's in the us. Wolfman Jack hosted it I think. If I remember right, KC appeared on "british night" with Hermans Hermits (?) and some others. The song they are playing in the picture is Easy Money. On the show they appeared twice, they played Easy Money and later in the show they played Larks Tongues in Aspic Part II."

http://www.swepett.pp.se/crimson/

This is of Fripp (KC) on the show....

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The Stories...Brother Louie, in a video of the performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUOqGtE_v44...feature=related

Grin (with Nils Lofgren)...Beggar's Day

1973: Midnight Special with Grin, 3 songs live (ABC)

http://www.nilslofgren.com/Music07.html

These weren't on the same show...but I DEFINATELY remember seeing them on the show that summer. Several others too...but I wanted to highlight to mention my faves...:D

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I seem to remember the performance you're talking about on "Rock Concert" and you're right, it was "Black Dog." But it wasn't live or lip synched in studio, it was from TSRTS.... If I'm not mistaken, they built up to it near the end of the show talking about a "Special performance by Led Zeppelin."

yep, that was probably it! thanks!

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I seem to remember the performance you're talking about on "Rock Concert" and you're right, it was "Black Dog." But it wasn't live or lip synched in studio, it was from TSRTS.... If I'm not mistaken, they built up to it near the end of the show talking about a "Special performance by Led Zeppelin."

Yep...

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So, what TV performances of Led Zeppelin were lip-synced, if any.

I think I would refuse, as an Album ROCK band, to lip sync for any show.

Zeppelin started out heavy, but bands like The Who, who were around longer, had their "Pop" stage to start with... so I understand that...

 

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3 hours ago, The Rover said:

So, what TV performances of Led Zeppelin were lip-synced, if any.

I think I would refuse, as an Album ROCK band, to lip sync for any show.

Zeppelin started out heavy, but bands like The Who, who were around longer, had their "Pop" stage to start with... so I understand that...

 

Beat Club was

Communication Breakdown music video for Japan was

I can imagine Peter Grant being asked for a lip-synched video and him telling them to fuck right off

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Wow, Zeppelin & Billy Crystal on the same bill...EPIC!!! All they needed was Lawrence Welk to round it out.

And a one-a, and a two-a...

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4 hours ago, reids said:

... they needed were Waylon and Madame (puppet) 😳

R😎

Holy crap, whatever happened to the Queen and his puppet?

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