Heart – ‘Magic Man’ – LIVE on the Midnight Special in 1976: Ann & Nancy Wilson


Unlike a lot of music TV shows in the 70s (we’re looking at you American Bandstand) The Midnight Special tried to create more of a concert atmosphere on late night television and have bands perform live, often with their own concert props and pyrotechnics. In 1976, Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart stormed out of Canada and burst onto the American music scene, first with ‘Crazy on You’…


Video: Stevie Nicks Crushes “Rhiannon” on The Midnight Special in 1976


Think you’ve heard Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ before? Not until you hear this Verizon from 1976, when the then 28-year-old Stevie Nicks and the band took the stage at Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special.  For many fans it is widely regarded as one of the band’s most critically acclaimed performances of their career. Watch this video and see if you agree!