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Television - Inside Pop

Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution aired April 26, 1967 on CBS, with a twenty-minute opening wherein Leonard Bernstein sits at the piano with a reel to reel player, giving examples of what he likes about current pop music (about 5%), including The Beatles, The Association's "Along Comes Mary" and introducing a performance of "Society's Child" by 15 year old Janis Ian.

Frank Zappa is shown three times in quick clips, the latter two featuring him talking about the youth revolution, how it may be messy and that the kids need to get organized and lay off the drugs. He seems out of place amidst the metaphysical "love everyone" talk featured through out.

Also includes Brian Wilson singing "Surf's Up", The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, Tim Buckley (filmed at new York's Cafe Au Go Go) and Canned Heat.

Source: JW Fleming Information Is Not Knowledge


Study of pop music planned for Tuesday

"Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution," a one-hour news special will be seen at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 13. The special explores the composition, beat and meaning of the pop music scene. Leonard Bernstein, music director of the New York Philharmonic, and such contemporary pop stars as Herman's Hermits, Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, The Hollies, Janis Ian, and spokesmen of some of the new music world's leading groups are among the participants.

Bernstein, famed for his conducting of classical works and composing music for Broadway and ballet, takes a hard look at pop -- the music, lyrics and sound -- and describes what he thinks is and is not valuable in it.

He invites the viewer along to study pop music and pop musicians because "perhaps by learning about them, we can learn something about our own future." Following Bernstein's segment, the broadcast looks at pop music and its musicians in terms of the people directly involved with this phenomenon of the 1960's.

In conversation, these people tell about the nature of their music and what it means to them an their contemporaries. They also talk about such subjects as universal love, personal freedom and drugs. Jim McGuinn, leader of The Byrds, Frank Zappa, leader of the Mothers, and the rock musicians on "the L.A. scene" talk about their participation inside pop.

Source: Avo Raup - Information Is Not Knowledge


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