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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🎸Let’s kick off Women’s History Month with some unstoppable icons who rocked Don Kirshner’s stage! Tina Turner, ABBA, Blondie, and Linda Ronstadt are just a handful of women who changed the music scene forever.

Let’s honor their trailblazing legacies and continue to amplify the voices of women everywhere! #WomensHistoryMonth #RockLegends #EmpoweredWomen
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🎸Lets kick off Womens History Month with some unstoppable icons who rocked Don Kirshner’s stage! Tina Turner, ABBA, Blondie, and Linda Ronstadt are just a handful of women who changed the music scene forever. 

Lets honor their trailblazing legacies and continue to amplify the voices of women everywhere! #WomensHistoryMonth #RockLegends #EmpoweredWomen

Today in 1974, Kansas made their debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert! See MoreSee Less

Today in 1974, Kansas made their debut on Don Kirshners Rock Concert!

Happy 82nd Birthday to Paul Jones, the voice and harmonica maestro of @Manfred Mann`s Earth Band! See MoreSee Less

Happy 82nd Birthday to Paul Jones, the voice and harmonica maestro of @Manfred Mann`s Earth Band!
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On this day in 1979, the Temptations made their first appearance on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and performed songs such as "Set The Whole World Right," "Who Are You," and "Ever Ready Love"! See MoreSee Less

On this day in 1979, the Temptations made their first appearance on Don Kirshners Rock Concert and performed songs such as Set The Whole World Right, Who Are You, and Ever Ready Love!

Today in 1970, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album, often considered the birth of heavy metal. See MoreSee Less

Today in 1970, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album, often considered the birth of heavy metal.Image attachment

Wishing a sensational 74th birthday to the legendary guitarist, Steve Hackett! See MoreSee Less

Wishing a sensational 74th birthday to the legendary guitarist,  Steve Hackett!

Today, we remember Bob Marley on his birthday! The reggae legend’s timeless music and messages of love continue to inspire generations. See MoreSee Less

Today, we remember Bob Marley on his birthday! The reggae legends timeless music and messages of love continue to inspire generations.

Wishing a rockin’ birthday to the iconic John Lydon! See MoreSee Less

Wishing a rockin birthday to the iconic John Lydon!

On this day in 1974, The Chambers Brothers made their first appearance on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and performed songs such as "The Weight" and "Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go"!. See MoreSee Less

On this day in 1974, The Chambers Brothers made their first appearance on Don Kirshners Rock Concert and performed songs such as The Weight and Lets Go, Lets Go, Lets Go!.
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