In 1972, ABC Television hired song publisher Don Kirshner as an executive producer and consultant for their new “In Concert” music series which ran every other week in The Dick Cavett Show slot. The show, featuring acts like Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and The Steve Miller Band, was highly successful, even occasionally topping NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The following year, Kirshner left “In Concert” to launch his own syndicated weekly rock program, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.” On September 27, 1973, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” premiered featuring The Rolling Stones first American television performance in over four years. Read more…

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Happy Birthday to the piano man, Billy Joel! See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday to the piano man, Billy Joel!

Did you know Chaka Khan dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue music?

She joined Rufus two years later, and with the band, she achieved three gold singles, one platinum single, four gold albums, and two platinum albums!
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Did you know Chaka Khan dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue music?  

She joined Rufus two years later, and with the band, she achieved three gold singles, one platinum single, four gold albums, and two platinum albums!
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Elton John‘s first performance on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert took place today in 1977, where he performed his song with Kiki Dee, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.’

What’s your favorite Elton John record?!
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Elton Johns first performance on Don Kirshners Rock Concert took place today in 1977, where he performed his song with Kiki Dee, Dont Go Breaking My Heart.

Whats your favorite Elton John record?!

Another one of our favorite funk legends is Rick James!

Who do you consider the ‘King of Punk-Funk’? Comment below!
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Another one of our favorite funk legends is Rick James!

Who do you consider the King of Punk-Funk? Comment below!

Do you remember the band Cameo? Before their number one hit ‘Word Up’ was released in 1986, they performed on Don Kirshner’s Stage. See MoreSee Less

Do you remember the band Cameo? Before their number one hit Word Up was released in 1986, they performed on Don Kirshners Stage.

Today, on his birthday, let’s take a moment to honor the one and only Don Kirshner! Thank you for gracing us with countless performances and cherished memories! See MoreSee Less

Today, on his birthday, lets take a moment to honor the one and only Don Kirshner! Thank you for gracing us with countless performances and cherished memories!
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Happy National Siblings’ Day! Celebrating the musical talents that shared the Kirshner’s stage and had siblings in their lineup. Which band with siblings is your favorite?

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Happy National Siblings Day! Celebrating the musical talents that shared the Kirshners stage and had siblings in their lineup. Which band with siblings is your favorite? 

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#FUNFACT – True punk rockers the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, but in their true fashion the band refused to attend the ceremony. Lead vocalist Johnny Rotten referred to the museum as "a piss stain". See MoreSee Less

#FUNFACT - True punk rockers the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, but in their true fashion the band refused to attend the ceremony. Lead vocalist Johnny Rotten referred to the museum as a piss stain.

Did you know the band Hall & Oates never existed?

“There isn’t one album that says Hall & Oates. It’s always Daryl Hall and John Oates." – John Oates
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Did you know the band Hall & Oates never existed?

“There isn’t one album that says Hall & Oates. It’s always Daryl Hall and John Oates. - John Oates
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