The Midnight Special

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  • The copy that I viewed was missing Carmen ("Bullfight") and The Troggs ("I Can't Control Myself" & "Strange Movies")

  • Jose Feliciano might have also performed "The Midnight Special" on this show.

  • Another source listed these Redbone songs: "Standing in the Rain," "Thirteenth Hour Chant," "Come and Get Your Love" and "Maggie"

  • That Bass player is Charles Fletcher who also played with Dave Mason , Pointer Sisters, Al Wilson ,Martha Reeves Albert King, Hampton Hawes too many to name all. Born in San Francisco ca, in the 1940s grew up with Sly Stone, Santana and all of the Bay Area greats. And let's not forget Naked Lunch a Bill Graham group.Want to see Charles Fletcher playing with legendary Super Star Lester Chambers of the 1960s The Chambers Brothers click or copy and paste this link http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/artist_detail.cfm?artist_id=CHAMBERSLE.

  • Charles Fletcher (a.k.a. FEDERALEAGLE) added the following: Hi everybody I played bass with Marvin Gaye in 1974 live tour I am looking for any or all of my band members back in the day Buzzard, Joe, Leslie you know who you are contact me so we can kick it again. Hey! and Frankie that means you to Email- federaleagle@hotmail.com I am alive and well love you guys hope to here from you soon and if anybody knows were I can find the Midnight Special that we did Aug 4 1974 at Braves stadium that would be so cool thanks

  • NBC repeated this episode on 22-Jul-1977 and 24-Aug-1979.

  • Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina were scheduled to appear on this episode (medley: "You Need a Man" & "Coming to You")

  • What was interesting about this being Supertramp's first American television appearance, was that lead guitarist Roger Hodgson had broken his thumb three weeks earlier. Close observers will see that Roger had the cast painted pink, in order to be less noticeable.

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