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Midnight Special DVDs Now Available!
The idea for The Midnight Special, which ran on NBC from 1972 to 1981, came to creator Burt Sugarman after realizing the need for late-night programming after the airing of The Tonight Show each evening. The Midnight Special’s lineup reflected…
Focus Perform “Hocus Pocus??? Live on The Midnight Special in ’73
In this video from 1973, Dutch prog-rock band Focus performs the instrumental hit “Hocus Pocus” on The Midnight Special. Look for drummer Pierre van der Linden's succinct drum solos throughout the clip.
Drumming On TV
by Ken Micallef The December 2009 issue of Modern Drummer featured the story “Drumming On TV,” an insider’s look at the ins and outs of the unique craft of the contemporary television drummer. The article featured SNL’s Shawn Pelton,…