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Music on TV

Marty Cerf, Phonograph Record, April 1974

IN CONCERT, Midnight Special and Rock Concert will herald mutations, they'll create new music concepts after they themselves are long retired. Dick Clark foresees pop musicians in a latter-day Carol Burnett Show format with twenty million viewers. Denny Cordell, President of Shelter Records and Leon Russell's producer, goes even further in forecasting the eventual formation of a rock and roll television network. Whatever the future holds, you've only to watch and listen to what's already a reality, to realize these predictions are merely a sign of the times. Rock and roll music will not self-destruct in the Seventies. On the contrary, pop music's future will bring with it no restrictions and be limited only to the unlimited.

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