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Star-Spangled Spectacular

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John Lithgow hosts Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem, a live broadcast from Baltimore, Maryland, on September 13, 2014.

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

About the Film

Fifty years after the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit the American shores, Great Performances presents a look at the British Invasion in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond—Glad All Over, a two-hour special airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8-10 p.m. ET and on Friday, April 11 at 10 p.m. – midnight on PBS (check local […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

Dave Clark’s Mastery of the Music Business

Elton John calls Dave Clark “one of the giants of the music business.” That status began with decisions Clark made in the early days of The Dave Clark Five, when he also served as the band’s manager. Ozzy Osbourne says Clark was “light years ahead of anyone else” when the young musician made sure to […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

A Signature Drum Sound

“You could always tell Dave Clark’s drumming by his signature snare drum sound,” says Max Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and the band leader of”The Max Weinberg 7″ on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. “The build on the tom and the […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five

From magazine headlines touting “Beatles vs. Dave Clark Five” to school girls debating who were better-looking, The Dave Clark Five and The Beatles were made out to be rivals by both the media and music enthusiasts, but the bands never saw themselves as such. Watch film excerpt The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five “We […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

10 Famous Fans of the Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five’s wide range of fans include diverse music legends, film stars and celebrities you wouldn’t expect to find at the same record-playing party. Here’s a tease of what these legends have to say about The Dave Clark Five in exclusive interviews in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond – Glad All Over, […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

Fast Facts About the Dave Clark Five

If you were listening to music and watching “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the 1960s, there’s little chance you don’t know the beats and hooks of The Dave Clark Five. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Do You Love Me?” helped the band sell more than 100 million records in their eight-year […]

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Donald Fagen Live: “Kid Charlemagne”

Steely Dan combined rock, jazz and funk in “Kid Charlemagne,” a single off the band’s 1976 album, The Royal Scam. Written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the song alludes to figures in the drug culture of 1960s San Francisco. Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald accompany Donald Fagen in a live performance of “Kid Charlemagne” […]

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Boz Scaggs Live: “Lowdown”

Boz Scagg’s smooth “Lowdown” off his 1976 album, Silk Degrees, was Scagg’s first major hit and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. “Lowdown” was an unexpected success for Scaggs, who co-wrote the song with David Paich (who later helped form the band Toto). Scagg’s voice is as mellow and smooth as ever in […]

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

“Sun’s Gonna Shine” Live Performance

“Sun’s Gonna Shine” is a collaboration between Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on the album, “Love Has Come For You” (2013). The evening of Martin’s unique blend of comedy and bluegrass took place at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California in the fall of 2013. The program comes to PBS in March […]