The Resource The midnight special

The midnight special

Label
The midnight special
Title
The midnight special
Creator
Contributor
Film distributor
Performer
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Featuring an incredible array of the greatest musicians of the '70s and early '80s. It stands alone in the history of rock n roll as the first ever late-night live concert show on TV, capturing the spirit of a time when rock was exploding in so many new, exciting directions. For nine thrilling years, The Special brought audience the very best live music from every genre, rare performances right into homes every week, complete with the intimacy of close-ups and multiple camera angles
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Creator, executive producer, Burt Sugarman
Dewey number
781.64
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
M1630.18
LC item number
.M536 2014
Runtime
505
Technique
live action
Label
The midnight special
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast by NBC, 1972-1979
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (John Denver and Cass Elliot)
  • Taxi
  • (Harry Chapin)
  • Episode 271, June 2, 1978.
  • Don't it make my brown eyes blue
  • (Crystal Gayle)
  • American girl
  • (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Feels so good
  • (Chuck Mangione)
  • disc 1. Pilot episode, August 19, 1972.
  • Listen to her heart
  • (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Episode 3, February 16, 1973.
  • Baby don't get hooked on me
  • (Mac Davis)
  • Jesus is just alright
  • Listen to the music
  • (the Doobie Brothers)
  • Me and Mrs. Jones
  • (Billy Paul)
  • Take me home, country roads
  • Episode 170a, October 22, 1976.
  • Show me the way
  • (Peter Frampton)
  • The night they drove old Dixie down
  • (Joan Baez)
  • bonus songs: Medley.
  • She's gone
  • Sara smile
  • Rich girl
  • (Daryl Hall & John Oates) ;
  • (John Denver)
  • bonus features: Interview, Peter Frampton ; featurettes:
  • Wolfman at midnight
  • Star-studded stage fashion
  • The history of Midnight special
  • Long long time
  • (Linda Ronstadt)
  • Hold your head up
  • (Argent)
  • Leaving on a jet plane
  • Episode 160, March 5, 1976.
  • Love machine
  • (the Miracles)
  • Evil woman
  • Strange magic
  • (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • Episode 173, June 11, 1976.
  • Love is alive
  • Dream weaver
  • (Gary Wright)
  • disc 2. Episode 33, September 14, 1973.
  • Over my head
  • (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Episode 308, February 16, 1979. Medley.
  • Eighteen
  • Only women
  • Billion dollar babies
  • (Alice Cooper)
  • My best friend's girl
  • (the Cars)
  • Inmates (We're all crazy)
  • Everybody is a star
  • (Alice Cooper)
  • bonus songs:
  • Hello it's me
  • (Todd Rundgren)
  • Escape (The piña colada song)
  • (Rupert Holmes)
  • Sister Golden Hair
  • (America)
  • bonus features: Interview, Alice Cooper ; featurette:
  • No safety net: live on TV
  • (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • I got a name
  • Bad, bad Leroy Brown
  • (Jim Croce)
  • Lonely days
  • (Bee Gees)
  • (Minnie Riperton)
  • Episode 81, August 16, 1974.
  • Radar love
  • (Golden Earring)
  • Train kept a rollin'
  • (Aerosmith)
  • Keep on truckin'
  • (Eddie Kendricks)
  • Dream on
  • (Aerosmith)
  • disc 3. Episode 152, January 9, 1976.
  • Episode 98, December 13, 1974.
  • Tell me something good
  • (Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan)
  • You make me feel brand new
  • (the Stylistics)
  • Come and get your love
  • (Redbone)
  • Can't get enough of your love, babe
  • Never, never gonna give ya up
  • (Barry White)
  • Lady Marmalade
  • If you love me (let me know)
  • (Olivia Newton-John)
  • bonus songs:
  • Y.M.C.A.
  • (Village People)
  • Good times
  • (Chic)
  • (LaBelle)
  • Can't get it out of my head
  • (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • At seventeen
  • (Janis Ian)
  • Lovin' you
  • (Peaches & Herb)
  • Episode 56, February 22, 1974.
  • If you could read my mind
  • (Gordon Lightfoot)
  • Midnight at the oasis
  • (Maria Muldaur)
  • Sundown
  • (Gordon Lightfoot)
  • Episode 49, January 4, 1974.
  • Your mama don't dance
  • disc 4. Episode 304, January 19, 1979.
  • (Loggins & Messina)
  • Will it go round in circles
  • (Billy Preston)
  • Brother Louie
  • (Stories)
  • Frankenstein
  • (Edgar Winter Group)
  • Superfly
  • (Curtis Mayfield)
  • Behind closed doors
  • Heart of glass
  • (Charlie Rich)
  • Drift away
  • (Dobie Gray)
  • bonus songs:
  • Cisco Kid
  • (War)
  • Bad case of loving you (Doctor, Doctor)
  • (Robert Palmer)
  • It's a heartache
  • (Bonnie Tyler)
  • (Blondie)
  • bonus feature: Interview, Loggins & Messina
  • Shake your groove thing
  • (Peaches & Herb)
  • One way or another
  • (Blondie)
  • Reunited
  • Long cool woman (in a black dress)
  • (the Hollies)
  • Can't take my eyes off you
  • (Frankie Valli)
  • Dance with me
  • (Orleans)
  • Episode 144, November 14, 1975.
  • Delta Dawn
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Bad blood
  • disc 5. Episode 105, January 31, 1975.
  • Breaking up is hard to do
  • (Neil Sedaka)
  • Love will keep us together
  • (Captain & Tennille with Neil Sedaka)
  • That's the way (I like it)
  • (KC and the Sunshine Band)
  • bonus songs:
  • How can you mend a broken heart
  • (Bee Gees)
  • Baby hold on
  • Angie baby
  • (Eddie Money)
  • When will I be loved
  • (Linda Ronstadt)
  • Midnight train to Georgia
  • (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • Devotion
  • (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Takes two to tango
  • (Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles)
  • The thrill is gone
  • (Gladys Knight & B.B. King)
  • Episode 127, July 4, 1975.
  • For the love of money
  • (the O'Jays)
  • Nothing from nothing
  • (Billy Preston)
  • You make me crazy
  • (Sammy Hagar)
  • Episode 135, September 12, 1975.
  • Jive talkin'
  • (Bee Gees)
  • To love somebody
  • disc 6. Episode 220, June 3, 1977.
  • (Bee Gees with Helen Reddy)
  • Nights on Broadway
  • (Bee Gees)
  • I am woman
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Episode 84, September 6, 1974.
  • Let's get it on
  • What's going on
  • (Marvin Gaye)
  • bonus songs:
  • Make it with you
  • Cat scratch fever
  • (Ted Nugent)
  • Sin City
  • (AC/DC)
  • You really got me (the Kinks)
  • bonus feature: featurette:
  • I am woman: Helen Reddy as host
  • (Bread)
  • Lonely boy
  • (Andrew Gold)
  • Rocky Mountain music
  • (Eddie Rabbitt)
  • Episode 251, January 13, 1978.
Control code
ocn891342912
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (approximately 505 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
610583486193
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 30731-X
  • 30723-X
  • 30724-X
  • 30725-X
  • 30726-X
  • 30727-X
  • 30728-X
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)891342912
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The midnight special
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast by NBC, 1972-1979
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (John Denver and Cass Elliot)
  • Taxi
  • (Harry Chapin)
  • Episode 271, June 2, 1978.
  • Don't it make my brown eyes blue
  • (Crystal Gayle)
  • American girl
  • (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Feels so good
  • (Chuck Mangione)
  • disc 1. Pilot episode, August 19, 1972.
  • Listen to her heart
  • (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Episode 3, February 16, 1973.
  • Baby don't get hooked on me
  • (Mac Davis)
  • Jesus is just alright
  • Listen to the music
  • (the Doobie Brothers)
  • Me and Mrs. Jones
  • (Billy Paul)
  • Take me home, country roads
  • Episode 170a, October 22, 1976.
  • Show me the way
  • (Peter Frampton)
  • The night they drove old Dixie down
  • (Joan Baez)
  • bonus songs: Medley.
  • She's gone
  • Sara smile
  • Rich girl
  • (Daryl Hall & John Oates) ;
  • (John Denver)
  • bonus features: Interview, Peter Frampton ; featurettes:
  • Wolfman at midnight
  • Star-studded stage fashion
  • The history of Midnight special
  • Long long time
  • (Linda Ronstadt)
  • Hold your head up
  • (Argent)
  • Leaving on a jet plane
  • Episode 160, March 5, 1976.
  • Love machine
  • (the Miracles)
  • Evil woman
  • Strange magic
  • (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • Episode 173, June 11, 1976.
  • Love is alive
  • Dream weaver
  • (Gary Wright)
  • disc 2. Episode 33, September 14, 1973.
  • Over my head
  • (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Episode 308, February 16, 1979. Medley.
  • Eighteen
  • Only women
  • Billion dollar babies
  • (Alice Cooper)
  • My best friend's girl
  • (the Cars)
  • Inmates (We're all crazy)
  • Everybody is a star
  • (Alice Cooper)
  • bonus songs:
  • Hello it's me
  • (Todd Rundgren)
  • Escape (The piña colada song)
  • (Rupert Holmes)
  • Sister Golden Hair
  • (America)
  • bonus features: Interview, Alice Cooper ; featurette:
  • No safety net: live on TV
  • (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • I got a name
  • Bad, bad Leroy Brown
  • (Jim Croce)
  • Lonely days
  • (Bee Gees)
  • (Minnie Riperton)
  • Episode 81, August 16, 1974.
  • Radar love
  • (Golden Earring)
  • Train kept a rollin'
  • (Aerosmith)
  • Keep on truckin'
  • (Eddie Kendricks)
  • Dream on
  • (Aerosmith)
  • disc 3. Episode 152, January 9, 1976.
  • Episode 98, December 13, 1974.
  • Tell me something good
  • (Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan)
  • You make me feel brand new
  • (the Stylistics)
  • Come and get your love
  • (Redbone)
  • Can't get enough of your love, babe
  • Never, never gonna give ya up
  • (Barry White)
  • Lady Marmalade
  • If you love me (let me know)
  • (Olivia Newton-John)
  • bonus songs:
  • Y.M.C.A.
  • (Village People)
  • Good times
  • (Chic)
  • (LaBelle)
  • Can't get it out of my head
  • (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • At seventeen
  • (Janis Ian)
  • Lovin' you
  • (Peaches & Herb)
  • Episode 56, February 22, 1974.
  • If you could read my mind
  • (Gordon Lightfoot)
  • Midnight at the oasis
  • (Maria Muldaur)
  • Sundown
  • (Gordon Lightfoot)
  • Episode 49, January 4, 1974.
  • Your mama don't dance
  • disc 4. Episode 304, January 19, 1979.
  • (Loggins & Messina)
  • Will it go round in circles
  • (Billy Preston)
  • Brother Louie
  • (Stories)
  • Frankenstein
  • (Edgar Winter Group)
  • Superfly
  • (Curtis Mayfield)
  • Behind closed doors
  • Heart of glass
  • (Charlie Rich)
  • Drift away
  • (Dobie Gray)
  • bonus songs:
  • Cisco Kid
  • (War)
  • Bad case of loving you (Doctor, Doctor)
  • (Robert Palmer)
  • It's a heartache
  • (Bonnie Tyler)
  • (Blondie)
  • bonus feature: Interview, Loggins & Messina
  • Shake your groove thing
  • (Peaches & Herb)
  • One way or another
  • (Blondie)
  • Reunited
  • Long cool woman (in a black dress)
  • (the Hollies)
  • Can't take my eyes off you
  • (Frankie Valli)
  • Dance with me
  • (Orleans)
  • Episode 144, November 14, 1975.
  • Delta Dawn
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Bad blood
  • disc 5. Episode 105, January 31, 1975.
  • Breaking up is hard to do
  • (Neil Sedaka)
  • Love will keep us together
  • (Captain & Tennille with Neil Sedaka)
  • That's the way (I like it)
  • (KC and the Sunshine Band)
  • bonus songs:
  • How can you mend a broken heart
  • (Bee Gees)
  • Baby hold on
  • Angie baby
  • (Eddie Money)
  • When will I be loved
  • (Linda Ronstadt)
  • Midnight train to Georgia
  • (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • Devotion
  • (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Takes two to tango
  • (Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles)
  • The thrill is gone
  • (Gladys Knight & B.B. King)
  • Episode 127, July 4, 1975.
  • For the love of money
  • (the O'Jays)
  • Nothing from nothing
  • (Billy Preston)
  • You make me crazy
  • (Sammy Hagar)
  • Episode 135, September 12, 1975.
  • Jive talkin'
  • (Bee Gees)
  • To love somebody
  • disc 6. Episode 220, June 3, 1977.
  • (Bee Gees with Helen Reddy)
  • Nights on Broadway
  • (Bee Gees)
  • I am woman
  • (Helen Reddy)
  • Episode 84, September 6, 1974.
  • Let's get it on
  • What's going on
  • (Marvin Gaye)
  • bonus songs:
  • Make it with you
  • Cat scratch fever
  • (Ted Nugent)
  • Sin City
  • (AC/DC)
  • You really got me (the Kinks)
  • bonus feature: featurette:
  • I am woman: Helen Reddy as host
  • (Bread)
  • Lonely boy
  • (Andrew Gold)
  • Rocky Mountain music
  • (Eddie Rabbitt)
  • Episode 251, January 13, 1978.
Control code
ocn891342912
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (approximately 505 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
610583486193
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 30731-X
  • 30723-X
  • 30724-X
  • 30725-X
  • 30726-X
  • 30727-X
  • 30728-X
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)891342912
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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