Saturday, January 22, 2011

RIP: Don Kirshner

I missed this news during the past week, about Don Kirshner. His resume is as thick as a phone book.

Older people may recognize the name from Saturday Night Live reruns, with Paul Schaffer spoofing him in several skits. Before MTV, and before I was old enough to drive, my first exposure to live music was three late night television shows:

Kirshner was actually part of the last two, and really brought Rock Music to Television. I look fondly back on that time, and miss that type of programming, which died back in 1990 with Night Music.

Here's a sample of Kirshner's show: Well apparently that video was pulled ;(