The Midnight Special (3DVDs)



Our set features an incredible array of the greatest musicians of the 1970s and early ‘80s! Back when lip-syncing was the norm, Burt Sugarman’s THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL stands alone in the history of rock ‘n’ roll as the first ever, late-night live concert show on TV, capturing the spirit of a time when rock was exploding in so many new, exciting directions.

For nine thrilling years, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL brought audiences the very best live music from every genre—rare performances right into homes every week, complete with the intimacy of close-ups and multiple camera angles that placed viewers there with the on-stage action. It was an exciting time, and it’s now been restored and re-mastered in this exclusives series. So kick back, relax and enjoy the show… from the best seat in the house. 


  • Rare Performances: Featuring an incredible array of the greatest musicians and comedians of the 1970s and early ‘80s.
  • Special 3-DVD set featuring musical performances by Van Morrison, Heart, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Dr. JohnGeorge Benson, Carlos Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, REO Speedwagon, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer and more!
  • Plus comedy stand-up routines by Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Freddie Prinze, Steve Martin, Richard PryorJoan Rivers and others.
  • Bonus Features
  • Exclusive interview with George Benson
  • Exclusive interview with David Steinberg
  • In-depth featurette with series producer and creator Burt Sugarman

“If you got on The Midnight Special, that was a sign that you had made it.” --Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon

“Every kid, every 20 year old and every 30 year old was watching that show.” --Alice Cooper

Running Time: 287 minutes (over 4.75 hours)