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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Did you know that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys inducted Steve Miller onstage at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 8, 2016?
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Did you know that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys  inducted Steve Miller onstage at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 8, 2016?

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Did you know Don Kirshner signed the band to his label in 1973 after hearing one of their demo tapes?
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Happy Birthday to @Kansas member, Steve Walsh!

Did you know Don Kirshner signed the band to his label in 1973 after hearing one of their demo tapes?

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FUN FACT: Northern Lights by Renaissance , released in 1978, became a top 10 hit in the UK despite the band being more popular in the United States and Europe than in their home country, England.
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