Ed Sullivan's Top Performers debuts
this Saturday on PBS; PC:Wikimedia
Happy Friday everyone! Have any plans for Saturday? Well, if you happen to find yourself with nothing to do tomorrow night, maybe a new PBS show will interest you. As part of the station’s My Music series, PBS is set to air Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers, a brand new special featuring performances from a few bands you might have heard of before, such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Doors, Credence Clearwater Revival and plenty more.
And just in case that’s not enough to win you over, the show will also feature live concert footage from the Mamas & The Papas, the Turtles, the Fifth Dimension as well as Tom Jones and the Association – I can guarantee you MTV won’t the same amount of great music the entire weekend.
But don’t take my word for it. How about we take a look at what the totally unbiased co-producer of the show had to say?
“This special takes you back to the original moments of the artists and songs when they first broke,” said TJ Lubinsky, head-honcho at TJL Productions. “With a focus on the late ‘60s, this collection of rock and roll classics exemplifies the defining backbeat in the soundtrack of our lives.”
Well, that’s all well in good for those TV watching people, but what if you just want to listen? Never count out the industry from cashing in on a popular investment as a multiple-CD set called Pop, Rock and Soul which features performances from their upcoming special is set to arrive in the nick of time – and it’s actually a pretty good collection.
Pop, Rock and Soul features over 100 familiar and not so familiar songs from one of the best decades in music with classic tracks by the Beach Boys, the Lovin’ Spoonful, The Who, Van Morrison and plenty, plenty more. That should be enough to cure that classic rock crave – at least for the weekend.
For those of you out there wanting to catch Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers this Saturday on PBS, you’re going to have to check your local listings for a specific time.