WATCH – Guess Who rocks “American Woman” – 1970 on The Midnight Special

05/09/2017

The song that was born from a broken guitar string! On this day back in 1970 (5/9) the Guess Who start a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘American Woman.’  The song was the group’s sixth Top 30 hit but their only chart topper.  According to rock and roll legend, the song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage…

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Cheap Trick’s incredible performance of ‘Surrender’ LIVE on The Midnight Special in 1979

04/26/2017

Who remembers Burt Sugarman’s “The Midnight Special” which ran Friday nights on NBC after The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1973 to 1981?   It was the other half of the perfect NBC weekend late night combo along with Saturday Night Live, wasn’t it? Wolfman Jack hosted it and it seems like every great band from that era was on it.   Early in 1979, the show featured Cheap Trick,…

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