can anyone think of anyone else who did a one person tv special?
I was thinking about both the 68 and 73 ones.
I know there were a lot of headliners who did tv specials - usually holiday related - but there was always guest stars and skits - they were variety specials with a headliner and guests.
Elvis' 68 special special was all him - concert style, unplugged and stages musical numbers - no guest stars to draw audience.
the 73 one was a global broadcast - and I know that the Oscars have been and some sports - but has there been any other entertainer - again, in a one person (or one band) concert that went out to all the tv markets like that?
Sinatra did, and I think Streisand did but thats just off the top of my head.
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Last edited by mistymorning; 01-11-2010 at 09:16 AM.
He was the firstest with the mostest.
May1973, a TV special called: James Paul McCartney; which was all about, guess who?
Sure, you can say that its not only McCartney, it also features Wings, and Linda, but well, that is like saying NBC '68 comback has Scooty, D.J., or that Aloha has the TCB Band. It was as much about Macca as Aloha or '68 about Elvis.
wonder why they added the "James" - he's not commonly referred to by that name
and yes, wings and Linda were his regular back up, not guests.
still, interesting that it's appearing that it's the classic performers who did the 1 person tv specials
no one from the 80's onward has attempted such a show?
I'm familiar with James Paul McCartney and I'm not sure if it qualifies in this instance. I haven't seen it for a while, but I seem to recall that the feel is much more of just a documentary with multiple locations, interviews and some music, rather than a series of production numbers ostensibly presented as a single live performance or theatrical show, which I'm guessing is what the thread is pertaining to.
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If I'm not mistaken - I remember hearing or reading that - up until Elvis Alhoha From Hawaii (Jan 73). This was the very first ENTERTAINMENT show done via satalite. So Elvis held that honor of being the very first entertainment act to be beamed around the world via satelite.
yes Elvis' Aloha show was the first live concert via satellite.
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