WATCH: Elvin Bishop “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – LIVE on The Midnight Special – Oct 21, 1977

A definative rock classic, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” hits home for a lot of people who grew up in the 70’s. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” is a single written

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WATCH: Steve Miller Band LIVE on the Midnight Special (1974)

This is the full, three song performance, by the Steve Miller Band live at the Midnight Special on January 24th, 1974 and includes The Joker, Sugar Babe, and the as yet unreleased (and somewhat unfinished) version of “Fly Like an

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WATCH: Eddie Money – “Baby Hold On To Me” LIVE on The Midnight Special 1977

Was there ever a less likely rock star than Eddie Money? Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney (like really, who’s last name is actually Money?) into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. Contrary to

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WATCH: The Cars “Just What I Needed” on The Midnight Special 1978

Another great performance on the late late 70’s and early 80’s show “The Midnight Special, this time from The Cars!  “Just What I Needed” was released as their debut single from their self-titled debut album, The Cars, released in 1978

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WATCH: Linda Ronstadt nails “Long, Long Time” LIVE on The Midnight Special PILOT in 1972

I watched a number of videos of Linda Ronstadt performing live back in the day before finding this one, and the one thing I can tell you is she nails it EVERY time. Each one made me stop, listen, and

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WATCH: Shirtless Ted Nugent rocks “Cat Scratch Fever” LIVE on The Midnight Special (1978)

I remember this appearance by “The Motor City Madman” on The Midnight Special back on September 6, 1978.  He played both “Stranglehold” and “Cat Scratch Fever” that night, but the latter really brought the house down as I recall. “Cat

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WATCH: ‘Come and Get Your Love’ by Redbone on The Midnight Special LIVE – 1974

How many rock ‘n’ roll songs performed LIVE on national television start with a minute-long traditional Native American dance?  Probably not very many, which is why this 1974 video of the band Redbone performing their 1974 smash ‘Come and Get

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‘Blinded by the Light’ Was Originally Written & Performed by … Bruce Springsteen?

A little piece of rock history that we just recently learned about: the classic ‘Blinded by the Light’, which shot to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1977, was originally written by none other than “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen!

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WATCH: David Essex performs ‘Rock On’ for The Midnight Special – 1974

“Rock On”  was written by English singer David Essex and originally recorded in 1973, and was the title track to Essex’s 1973 debut studio album and was also featured on the soundtrack album to the 1973 film That’ll Be the Day, in

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

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

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