independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Wed 28th Jun 2017 7:05am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > What was the "coolest" music show ever on the air?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 2 of 2 <12
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Reply #30 posted 03/15/17 9:08pm

ilo

The Hitman and Her (especially once house music hit big). I especially liked the camera crew's love of sweeping up-skirt dancing girls. Peter Waterman's out of place suit looked great during the later years of the show (as everyone else in the various clubs were off their tits on E).

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #31 posted 03/15/17 9:13pm

1contessa

mjscarousal said:

There it is!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #32 posted 03/15/17 9:22pm

Goddess4Real

avatar

Countdown (1974-1987) was the best music show on Oz tv. Ian "Molly' Meldrum was a hoot, and always got the great exclusive interviews back in the 80s eg. Madonna, David Bowie etc

Countdown: Madonna (1984)

Countdown (Australia)- Molly Meldrum Interviews David Bowie- Humdrum- November 6, 1983

[Edited 3/15/17 21:36pm]

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #33 posted 03/16/17 9:36am

kitbradley

avatar

1. Soul Train

2. Video Soul

3. Solid Gold

4. American Bandstand

5. Midnight Special

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #34 posted 03/16/17 9:40am

LittleBLUECorv
ette

avatar

Hollywood Palace.
I watch clips on YouTube from time to time and it seemed really good. They had a guest host eveey week, usually a comic. So no bland guys like Ed Sullivan or Don Cornelius.
PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
-----
Live Your Life How U Wanna Live It
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #35 posted 03/16/17 10:30am

MickyDolenz

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Hollywood Palace. I watch clips on YouTube from time to time and it seemed really good. They had a guest host eveey week, usually a comic. So no bland guys like Ed Sullivan or Don Cornelius.

I don't know, Don was kinda hyper and dressed flashy in the very early episodes. I think the shorter his hair got, the more low key he became. lol But maybe a loud Richard Simmons type of host is not what the average viewer wants. 2 of the longest running shows were hosted by Ed Sullivan & Lawrence Welk. I'd say Dick Clark & Casey Kasem were calm type of guys too. Wolfman Jack was maybe more lively and he spoke in jive talk. I remember Nia Peeples had a show, don't remember what it was called though. I also remember that old lady that always sat in the front row on Showtime At The Apollo. One time Whodini was on the show and she got up and rubbed on Ecstasy, I never forgot the expression on his face. lol

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / We can't be Phil Collins & The Genesis! You don't even play drums! ~ Ricky Bell to Ralph Tresvant
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #36 posted 03/22/17 3:21pm

Ottensen

sexton said:

I used to watch Soul Train and American Bandstand every Saturday. It was exciting whenever a Minneapolis-related act performed like André Cymone or Ta Mara and The Seen.

As for music video shows, I used to live for 120 Minutes in college.

But from what I have heard, the U.K. had the best music shows.


[Edited 3/8/17 19:02pm]

I still have Ta Mara and the Seen's "Affection" in my iTunes. That joint STILL bumps hard after 30 years, too. In fact, I just might have to listen to that before I hit the sack. music Beyond that, I literally forgot that 120 Minutes ever existed eek . I need to look for some youtube clips to see if I can catch any favorite memories from that..

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #37 posted 03/30/17 4:09pm

fred12

Soul Train

The Midnight Special

Motown Live

It's Showtime At THe Apollo

American Bandstand

Don Kirshner's(probably spelled wrong) In Concert

Shingdig

Hullabaloo

Video Soul

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #38 posted 03/30/17 8:19pm

StrangeButTrue

avatar

There is a new free "retro" US channel called "GET-TV" where they show variety shows from the 70s. I think they are pretty cool music shows. I had never seen Cher and David Bowie sing a medley together, for instance.

Growing up I enjoyed Kids Incorporated which launched a few names and the Disneyfied pop world we live in now. It's almost ironic.

I also enjoy watching Darryl's House it's fun. There used to be a reality show called Gone Country that had a neat premise with folks like Jermaine Jackson and Sheila E trying Country Western styled performances.

Harry Connick Jr. has a talk show now and he incorporates his guests into live performances sometimes. Also he does fun musical segments, I caught him doing a one-man band to Big Chief the other day and it was refreshing amidst current daytime shows. His show is also on at night on certain stations which is appropriate IMO.
if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #39 posted 04/01/17 5:05pm

Missmusicluver
72

kitbradley said:

1. Soul Train

2. Video Soul

3. Solid Gold

4. American Bandstand

5. Midnight Special

thumbs up! cool

Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above.
RIP Sweet Prince
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #40 posted 04/01/17 5:38pm

MickyDolenz

I don't think it aired in the USA, but I've watched some DVDs of a show called Old Grey Whistle Test. The discs only had performances from a few acts, not the entire episodes. So I don't know how the show was itself.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / We can't be Phil Collins & The Genesis! You don't even play drums! ~ Ricky Bell to Ralph Tresvant
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #41 posted 04/04/17 11:55am

bobzilla77

MickyDolenz said:

I don't think it aired in the USA, but I've watched some DVDs of a show called Old Grey Whistle Test. The discs only had performances from a few acts, not the entire episodes. So I don't know how the show was itself.

.

OGWT was great! For live in studio footage, one of the best sources for 70s bands. It was pretty much one clip after another with commentary from Whispering Bob Harris in between, so the "actual show" was probably very similar to what you have seen. Not every act is great but there ARE great ones in almost every episode.

.

The German program Beat Club and the Dutch show Musikladen were also great, and have some of the only pro-shot footage ever seen of some of those early 70s bands from Europe. From the late 70s through 90s there was Rockpalast from Germany, I don't think it aired regularly but they would periodically have big shows that were broadcast on TV & radio throughout Europe. You'd get to see a full concert - 45 minutes by the opener and two hours by the headliner. I have several bootleg tapes from the show.

.

ABC's In Concert and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert were big deal viewing for me as a kid. I wish that kind of program had continued, where you could watch live music by 3 or 4 acts for an hour, get a good sense of what all of them were about.

.

All of those were geared to white rock bands. Soul Train was the best place to see black artists on the tube in my youth... still remember James Brown blowing my mind on there.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #42 posted 04/04/17 12:58pm

MD431Madcat

avatar

Yup!

mjscarousal said:

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #43 posted 04/04/17 1:27pm

MickyDolenz

bobzilla77 said:

OGWT was great! For live in studio footage, one of the best sources for 70s bands. It was pretty much one clip after another with commentary from Whispering Bob Harris in between, so the "actual show" was probably very similar to what you have seen. Not every act is great but there ARE great ones in almost every episode.

.

The German program Beat Club and the Dutch show Musikladen were also great, and have some of the only pro-shot footage ever seen of some of those early 70s bands from Europe. From the late 70s through 90s there was Rockpalast from Germany, I don't think it aired regularly but they would periodically have big shows that were broadcast on TV & radio throughout Europe. You'd get to see a full concert - 45 minutes by the opener and two hours by the headliner. I have several bootleg tapes from the show.

.

ABC's In Concert and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert were big deal viewing for me as a kid. I wish that kind of program had continued, where you could watch live music by 3 or 4 acts for an hour, get a good sense of what all of them were about.

.

All of those were geared to white rock bands. Soul Train was the best place to see black artists on the tube in my youth... still remember James Brown blowing my mind on there.

Do you know anything about a show called TopPop (not Top Of The Pops)? They have 2 channels on Youtube ( 1 & 2 ) with a lot of acts from the 1970s & 1980s, with a few from the 1960s. The 2nd one is inactive, as it is the older channel.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / We can't be Phil Collins & The Genesis! You don't even play drums! ~ Ricky Bell to Ralph Tresvant
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #44 posted 04/30/17 2:57pm

MickyDolenz

Dance Fever


It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / We can't be Phil Collins & The Genesis! You don't even play drums! ~ Ricky Bell to Ralph Tresvant
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #45 posted 05/01/17 10:33am

Ellie

avatar

In the UK it was probably The Tube or The Old Grey Whistle Test:

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 2 of 2 <12
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > What was the "coolest" music show ever on the air?