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01-18-2011, 04:59 PM
I was a big fan of his Rock Concert show when I was a kid, and have to salute him for the really great lineup of artists he had on his shows. Here's a list of some of them, and it pretty amazing. Not all great, but many, many good ones for sure.

The Allman Brothers Band
Bad Company
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Black Sabbath
Brownsville Station
Joan Baez
Bee Gees
Pat Benatar
Black Oak Arkansas
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blue Öyster Cult
Brooklyn Dreams
David Bowie
The Byrds
Harry Chapin
Cheap Trick
Alice Cooper
Jim Croce
Dixie Dregs
The Doobie Brothers
Earth, Wind & Fire
Edgar Winter Group
Electric Light Orchestra
Bryan Ferry
Fleetwood Mac
Rory Gallagher
Golden Earring
The Guess Who
George Harrison
The Hollies
James Gang
Billy Joel
James Gang
B. B. King
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Mahogany Rush
Melissa Manchester
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Frank Marino
Don McLean
Molly Hatchet
Ted Nugent
New York Dolls
Ohio Players
The Police
Billy Preston
Prince & The Revolution
Lou Rawls
Helen Reddy
The Rolling Stones
Linda Ronstadt
Todd Rundgren
Rose Royce
The Sex Pistols
Seals & Crofts
Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Sly & the Family Stone
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
The Stampeders
Steely Dan
Steve Miller Band
Cat Stevens
Marc Bolan and T.Rex
Ike & Tina Turner
Uriah Heep
Village People
Joe Walsh
Walter Murphy
Weather Report
Wishbone Ash
Stevie Wonder

01-18-2011, 05:10 PM
Wow. That's quite an impressive list. I barely remember those shows. I was a bit too young at the time. I wonder if they're available on DVD? I'd love to see some of them.

RIP Don.

Mr Peabody
01-18-2011, 06:50 PM
We had a station that played DK Rock Concert when I was a kid. We only had one TV and my parents played cards on Saturday night so we kids got the TV and rocked out. I remember seeing Hot Tuna you can add to your list. This was back in the era of......... was it Friday Night Special Wolfman Jack hosted? Thanks Don for being ahead of your time and bringing legendary Rock to a generation, and RIP.

01-19-2011, 12:48 PM
RIP. The guy had perhaps more influence on pop music than even Dick Clark.

yeah, too bad old DK was kind of a tightwad. Videotape back then was very pricey, so a lot of those old shows were taped over to save money. His estate could of made a fortune off those shows, but it ain't like Kirshner needed the money.

Wow, they even had Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Marino on Rock Concert?

01-23-2011, 08:47 PM
They used to record a couple of seasons of the DK Rock Concerts in Long Beach and they would give away the free tickets at Licorice Pizzas, so we would hit-up a bunch of stores and get tickets to all of the days of filming. I saw the following Bands from Swishy's list:

Black Oak Arkansas
Golden Earring
New York Dolls
Marc Bolan and T.Rex

There were probably others, but since this was back in 75 & 76, I have probably forgotten some