Category: music on tv

vaticanrust: Dolly Parton at the Porter Wagone…

vaticanrust:

Dolly Parton at the Porter Wagoner show at WSM-TV studios in Nashville.

Photo by Frank Empson. Dolly was on the Porter Wagoner Show from 1968-1974, and wrote “I Will Always Love You” as a farewell to him as she embarked on a solo career.

Here’s another Frank Empson photo of Dolly, Porter, and makeup artist Jo Coulter prepping Dolly for this very performance, via thetennessean.

gayemarvins: Marvin getting help wiping the sw…

gayemarvins:

Marvin getting help wiping the sweat off his face by a fan while performing Let’s Get It On during an appearance on Soul Train by Bruce W. Talamon, February 16, 1974

Remarkably one of only two appearances on Soul Train! (The other coming in 1977.)

Elton John on The Muppet Show, Episode 214, …

Elton John on The Muppet Show, Episode 214, filmed October 1977, aired January ‘78 in the UK, February in the US, via muppet.wikia

(If you need more from this episode, including the epic “Crocodile Rock” costume, I got ‘em here.)

Elton John on The Muppet Show, Episode 214, fi…

Elton John on The Muppet Show, Episode 214, filmed October 1977, aired January ‘78 in the UK, February in the US, via muppet.wikia

Tiny Tim, the original glam punk, on The Holly…

Tiny Tim, the original glam punk, on The Hollywood Palace, January 1969, sources here and here

(Someday I’ll tell you the story of how Mother’s Day Brunch with me, Tiny Tim and our wives became an annual tradition for a while in the early 90s. A genuinely amazing guy.)

glamidols:New York Dolls Love them so much! Da…

glamidols:

New York Dolls

Love them so much! David Johansen and Johnny Thunders on The Real Don Steele Show on KHJ channel 9 in Los Angeles, September 8, 1973, by Richard Creamer.

George Harrison and Paul Simon on Saturday Nig…

George Harrison and Paul Simon on Saturday Night Live, April 24, 1976, by Richard E. Aaron

Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac on NBC’s The M…

Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac on NBC’s The Midnight Special, aired

April 8, 1976 

Todd Rundgren ( plus the guitar known as The …

Todd Rundgren (

plus the guitar known as The Fool, with Kevin Ellman on drums) on NBC’s Midnight Special, December 7, 1973, by Lynn Goldsmith, via forestdweller

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lovedukedennington:

Rock and roll oboe!!! It’s easy to think that Bowie cornered the market for weird glam, but in 1972, Roxy was both weirder and glammer. This is the rare 6-minute version posted by Bryan Ferry himself, and includes a classic Brian Eno synth freakout…and so much more. 

Incredible to imagine that this was mainstream music (this album went Gold in the UK, peaking at #10, and even crazier that this was mainstream TV.