The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

Rock Icons

DVD - 2005
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Long regarded as TV's most intelligent talk show, The Dick Cavett Show was also the late-night TV home of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. See Dick Cavett interview these rock icons, who give classic, memorable performances of their hit songs. Cavett introduces each episode.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory ; New York, NY : Distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc., [2005]
ISBN: 9780738929989
0738929980
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.42 DICK
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BryanSeattle
Jul 13, 2015

Great music, but I was really surprised at what a bad interviewer Cavett was. He asks a question, but without waiting for an answer, continues to talk about the ramifications of his own question without a pause, adds a second question, still keeps talking and finally lets his guest talk - briefly. He also doesn't listen very well and sticks to his own scripted questions even when his guests' answers point down a different, more interesting path. Best example of this was Sly Stone. Cavett's contemporary introductory comments to the show made it seem as though Stone was either intoxicated or high or just plain spacey. But Stone was totally present and actually very interested talking with another guest, the native-American wife of a US Senator from OK (who was himself very impressive), about racial issues but Cavett simply ignored that really interesting and intelligent conversation (that wasn't including him) and stubbornly continued with his own line of questions. He clearly believed (and maybe still believes) that he was always the smartest guy in the room - he was smart, but not that smart.

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Saint_Mirin
Dec 26, 2013

Janis Joplin held her own on intellectual subject matter, engaged in a heated debate with Raquel Welch, was playful unlike stuck up Grace Slick, and with extreme close up camera shots Janis came across as cute. She's the reason to watch this.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 20, 2013

"Dick Cavett: Rock Icons" is certainly well-worth a view if pop music from the late-1960s and early-1970s strikes your fancy._____ This 3-DVD collection covers the best from Cavett's popular TV show through the years of 1969 to 1974._____ Not only do these DVDs feature performances by such top-name musicians & singers of the day as - Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, George Harrison, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon - But, as an added bonus - Cavett also interviews such well-known celebrities from Hollywood's stratosphere as - Raquel Welch, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Anthony Burgess._____ All-in-all - "Dick Cavett: Rock Icons" (with an approx. running time of 4 hours) is a fairly entertaining look at some of the real greats from rock music's yesterday.

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