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Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 775
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1548
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:39 pm:   Edit Post

Good stuff! I have an 8X10 promo glossy of Stanley with his Alembic from this time period.
Senior Member
Username: dfung60

Post Number: 471
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post

Wonderful! I loved watching Don Kirshner's Rock Concert back when I was a kid growing up in Iowa (I seem to remember it being on TV on Saturday afternoons). Sometimes it was great, sometimes not so much, but this Return To Forever performance just burned into my brain (maybe that was just Chick's yellow sweatshirt). The last few seconds with Stanley and Lenny burning away were so awesome! I have to admit that I don't remember Al and Lenny looking quite so much like high school kids (if I remember correctly, I think Lenny was only about 20 around this time, Al might have even been younger).

Other super memorable stuff from Rock Concert for me was Roy Buchanan, Focus (giant wall of Acoustic amps), and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (maybe it's just blurry memory over all these years, but it seemed like Alex Harvey managed to be on there every two months or so). The guitarist usually had on whiteface and the bass player had a Tele Bass, which was my first bass...

I'm glad to see this RTF performance on YouTube after all these years. I had always hoped that Rock Concert or In Concert would find it's way to commercial DVD, but I imagine it just wouldn't be possible to untangle all the rights. Still hoping for Night Music or Sessions at West 54th, though.

David fung
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1600
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 3:04 am:   Edit Post

Back in the CroMagnon Saturday Night Live days, Paul Shaffer used to do a wicked Kirshner impression. . . . yes children, we used to buy these black discs called records, our cars had carburetors and 8-track players, and the only phones had dials and were hard-wired. The only computers were room-sized and lived at Los Alamos. But it had its compensations: Gas was 25 cents a gallon, and as David Crosby put it so well, 'I came along after the Pill and before AIDS' !

J o e y
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4718
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

In the cobweb encrusted backwaters of my addled brain, I have a vague recollection of a comedy skit (snl?) based on the Godfather involving "Don" Kirshner and "Don" Cornelius (of Soul Train fame). Don Corleone would have been proud.

Bill, tgo
Intermediate Member
Username: thumbsup

Post Number: 177
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

DK Rock Concert came on late night (sat) at 12:30. I believe I (we) watched every one. Now, I can hardly remember any of them but we had a blast!
Thanks for the link. Simply amazing seeing the young guns in action!
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 864
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Bill - "Samurai Hitman", in which Belushi accidentally whacked Buck Henry in the forehead with his sword. A great episode (especially when Chevy Chase came out as Jerry Ford with a forehead bandage matching Buck's & said "I cut myself shaving, too."

Peter (who's scared he can remember this crap, considering the things he can't)

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