On August 19, 1969, the (prime time ABC version of the) Dick Cavett show featured several popular musicians. pt 1
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The Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby and Stephen Stills had rushed back from a show they did at a festival. Jimi Hendrix couldn't get back in time, but appeared later
. The third guest, Joni Mitchell, skipped Woodstock to make sure she was on time for this broadcast
, but a month later she wrote a cool song
based on what she saw on TV and heard from friends. [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Dec 7, 2011 -
conjures up the great Slydini. Part 1.
, Part 2.
"It was like seeing a man walk up a wall. Nothing prepared you for it. Right at the start, a solid, heavy silver dollar, held before my eyes, vanished into thinnest air. And by no method I knew of. Certainly no sleeves. The two hours flew too quickly."
posted by Xurando
on Apr 14, 2009 -
"If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal." Katharine Hepburn
rarely granted interviews, and when she did, she wanted them under her terms. When she agreed to appear on the Dick Cavett Show in September 1973, they went in the studio a day early so she could get the feel of things. They ended up doing the interview right then and there, without an audience. Kate Hepburn: The Full Cavett Interview
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posted by netbros
on Mar 29, 2009 -