Tuesday, July 31, 2007


A TV legend passed away this week. SNL's Dan Akroyd may have goofed on him for being out of touch but Tom Snyder was way ahead of his time in booking cutting edge musical acts. Check out this DVD offered by The NBC Universal Store:

The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder began in October 1973 in the late-night time slot following Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and continued in one form or another until January 1982. As the punk and new wave music of the late 1970s emerged, The Tomorrow Show welcomed many of its key figures for interviews as well as live performances.

Snyder, admittedly blissfully ignorant of the music, was, at times, so obviously out of his element that the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd’s classic Saturday Night Live Snyder impersonation could not be more clear. But whether Snyder got it or not, The Tomorrow Show featured seminal performances by some of the genres’ early legends.

8 Episodes of The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder Featuring Interviews and Live Performances by:
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Iggy Pop
The Plasmatics
The Jam
The Ramones

And Interviews With:
Joan Jett
Paul Weller
Kim Fowley
Patti Smith
John Lydon

Running Time +/- 5 Hours

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