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    PBS = Public TV. Where I now live, they are constantly broadcasting musical retrospectives and concerts as part of their fund-raising efforts. Here are some I've seen, at least in part, in recent months:

    --70's Perspective
    --A 50's Show, with crooners
    --The Last of the Breed (Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, and Asleep at the Wheel)
    --James Taylor tribute concert
    --British Songs from the 60s
    --Roy Orbison "black and white" show
    --Rock n Roll Circus (Rolling Stones and others from 1968)

    Anyone see these? More to add? Any shows or aspects thereof you found particularly appealing, or unappealing? Reasons?

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    the DooWops surprised me with so many that could stilll carry a note - Little Anthony and Imperials was particularly impressive. Earth Angel by The Penguins, Speedo by The Cadillacs, The Book Of Love from the The Monotones.

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    One problem with the older singers sometimes is they lose their ear and they can't quite hit the note. This was so evident with a 50s singer named Martin?--and he kept singing more songs! Ray Price too is on that edge. By contrast, Willie Nelson can still sing in key if he wants to be.

    The 70s perspective is probably the worse. Although some of the songs hit the nostalgia button, it seems all the bad syrupy commercial songs that were prevalent in the 70s are represented on the record on the stage--e.g., Starland Vocal Band--Afternoon Delight. The damn song stuck in my ear for the next 24 hours and I didn't really want to hear it in the first place.

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    I enjoyed the James Taylor tribute but my all time favorite was Austin City Lights the night they had Stevie Ray Vaughn on.
    Also enjoyed the original Riverdance showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    the DooWops surprised me with so many that could stilll carry a note - Little Anthony and Imperials was particularly impressive. Earth Angel by The Penguins, Speedo by The Cadillacs, The Book Of Love from the The Monotones.
    I love that one. The matching suits and dance steps are great. Kathy Young (A Thousand Stars In The Sky) still looks hot!

    I also like the Roy Orbison B&W show.
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