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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Alice Cooper: Rare 70`s Barry Richards Footage Surfaces; Video

Long before there was such a thing as MTV, Washington, D.C. disc jockey and concert promoter Barry Richards brought rock music to television in a series of local TV shows featuring live performances by such famous names as Alice Cooper and many more.

Thought lost for decades, the master tapes of these amazing shows sat moldering in a garage until an obsessed fan tracked down Richards and convinced the DJ that this treasure-trove of rare classic rock performances was worth preserving and releasing.

The result is 'The Barry Richards TV Collection Vol. 1,' an amazing collector's DVD/CD package that captures all the wild energy and musical abandon of this bygone era. The two-disc set is available now at

With titles such as 'Turn-On, Groove-In,' and 'The Barry Richards Rock Show,' Richards' broadcasts spanned the psychedelic heyday of the late '60s and early '70s. The footage exists nowhere else, and has not been seen since it was beamed over UHF airwaves 40 years ago.

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