Barry Richards Releases DVD/CD Of 70s Rock From TV Show
February 28, 2012 at 4:47 AM (PT)
DC/BALTIMORE radio legend and music promoter BARRY RICHARDS has released a DVD/CD set of some of the best rock from his 70s TV show "Groove-In," which aired in WASHINGTON, D.C.
The set has been reviewed in ROLLING STONE, which writes "there was a time, mostly in the Sixties, when like all politics, the best rock & roll television was local. WASHINGTON D.C. had BARRY RICHARDS, a popular jock and emcee of GROOVE-IN, who turned heavy, grew a beard and, in 1970, launched a series of shows on WDCA-TV variously titled BARRY RICHARDS PRESENTS, TURN-ON and BARRY RICHARDS ROCK SHOW -- all-night amalgams of B-movies, camp TV serials and live performances by touring rock acts. Production values varied from little to none, based on the more than two dozen clips assembled on the DVD/CD set, BARRY RICHARDS TV Collection Vol. 1 (BarryRichardsShows.com). The original ALICE COOPER band promotes 1970's Love It to Death with feral versions of '(I'm) Eighteen' and 'Black Juju' for what looks like a library reading group, a dozen teens sitting cross-legged in front of a low flat-bed stage. In another episode, RICHARDS introduces FATS DOMINO, backed by the 1970 lineup of THE BYRDS -- then walks in front of the camera, on his way offstage, as DOMINO jumps into 'I'm in Love Again' and BYRDS guitarist CLARENCE WHITE fires curls of twang on his Telecaster."
For more information, go to BarryRichardsShows.com.