The Midnight Special celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. To celebrate, the iconic show has launched an official YouTube channel featuring classic moments from its eight-year run.
The show was the brainchild of producer Burt Sugarman and ran from February 1973-May 1981. It was initially launched as a one-off special in August 1972 before becoming a series.
In a statement about the new YouTube channel, Sugarman said, “I’m thrilled that it will be available for all fans, as well as a new generation of viewers who may not be familiar with the show. Audiences can enjoy hours of classic performances and interviews from the biggest stars of that era.”
The Midnight Special was known for featuring some of the biggest names in music of the era. However, it also featured some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy. Plenty of videos are available for streaming upon the channel’s launch on March 6. According to a trailer for the YouTube channel, fans can expect weekly playlists, exclusive events, artist updates and more.
So, what clips from The Midnight Special are already available? Scroll below for seven classic performances.