Rock goes primetime 45 years ago

Rock goes primetime 45 years ago 

Posted: 12:28 pm Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

By Pete Rizzo

KISS in Concert

Sorry, but Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Kendrick Lamar just doesn’t have the same cachet for me as, say, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller or Black Sabbath. Which is why even days after the insufferable MTV Music Video Awards, I found myself looking through old videos of the old ABC show “In Concert” that launched 45 years ago and in time spun off “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”.

The first episode featuring Alice Cooper actually taped this month back in 1972 right here on the island at Hofstra University.

In the three years that the initial show ran, they brought on some great bands to perform on the show, among them Eagles (damn I love their vocal harmonies!) and Joe Walsh,…

,…Black Sabbath,…

,…and I think one of the cooler editions of this show I’ve seen, a pre-Stevie and Lindsey appearance by Fleetwood Mac,…

,…and of course, KISS made the cut.

How about you? What are your memories of “In Concert”?