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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's an audio recording of a US TV show from 1978 featuring a salute to Queen. I edited out most of the music. Songs featured were "Somebody to Love", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "You're My Best Friend", and "We Are the Champions". The tape runs out during "Champions" so I don't know if there was more, but I doubt it.

The narrator of the salute (and the announcer of the show) is Wolfman Jack.

This doesn't contain any new info, but I just like hearing Wolfman Jack (someone I grew up listening to) talk extremely positively and somewhat informatively about Queen back in the seventies. This may mean more to North Americans than anyone else.


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FY3LICS2

(The Midnight Special, episode 237 (audio extract), first aired 3/17/78, 2 minutes 15 seconds, 22MB)


The Midnight Special ran every Friday on NBC (after the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) from 1973 to 1981. It featured live music with an occasional video tribute to a band or a singer. Queen never appeared live on the show.

Summary of the episode from tv.com:

http://www.tv.com/the-midnight-special/show/2974/episode_guide.html?season=0


The Midnight Special

Episode 237. Hosts: Player
First aired: 3/17/1978
--Player (hosts) - "Baby Come Back," "Cancellation," "This Time I'm in It for Love" & "Come On Out"
--ABBA - "Name of the Game" (probably a music video)
--Jay Ferguson - "Thunder Island" & "Losing Control"
--New Birth - "It's Been a Long Time" & "Coming from All Ends"
--Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight" & "Late Night Radio"
--Midnight Special salute to Queen

Guest star: ABBA (Themselves, music video), Queen (Themselves, tribute) , Player (Themselves, hosts), Jay Ferguson (Guest), The New Birth (Guests), Starland Vocal Band (Guests)




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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 01:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for taking the time to convert and for putting it online.

And XM Radio plays the old Wolfman Jack Shows on the 60s on 6. Also fun to listen to.


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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is fantastic. Thanks a lot for this!



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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

This is fantastic. Thanks a lot for this!


I take your word for it. :-)

Thank you for sharing some new old stuff. :-)


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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember trying to stay up to watch this when it first aired back then. It was a struggle but I made it. They played videos of those songs which I never saw before and I was just GLUED to the tv. Thanks for the memory!

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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone upload it in mediafire or rapidshare?thanx.


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Posted: 04 Jul 07, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks so much. :) I wish we could get alot more Radio/TV promo's and guest spot items on here, these are more important and more rare then anything in my opinion.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rapidshare?mediafire?


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

L-R-TIGER1994 wrote:

Rapidshare?mediafire?


http://www.mediafire.com/?bl3jcaaepsx

I removed a couple flaws in the sound, and then encoded it to FLAC.



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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great stuff, thanks!

Take care

P.S- Well, "You´re my best friend" isn´t from Day at the Races ; )