"Music Video collector Spike Priggen (of the Bedazzled.tv and Scopitones.com blogs) will present a program of rarely seen music video clips from his collection.
First up is a program of "Scopitones", the almost forgotten pre-cursor to the modern music video, shot on 16mm film and shown on an early type of "Video Juke-Box". Scopitone machines were usually located in bars and lounges, allowing for a slightly more "risque" feel than one could see on TV or in the Movies at that time. Scopitones became a sensation in France in 1962 and quickly spread to the US, but by 1967, after a racketeering trial and fortunes lost by both Francis Ford Coppola and Debbie Reynolds, Scopitone was over.
The 2nd hour of the program will feature newly unearthed footage originally broadcast on French TV, including early live footage of bands such as The Kinks, The Who, The Yardbirds, Them, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Moody Blues, The Pretty Things, & The Spencer Davis Group as well as clips of Nancy Sinatra, The Shirelles, Dion, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dusty Springfield, Sonny & Cher, The Electric Prunes and much much more." Link to Event Page
Noted Italian Cinebox expert and TV Producer Michele Bovi maintains a great page on his site about Neil Sedaka in Italy. Neil recorded quite a few songs in Italian, both re-do's of his American hits and some written for him by an Italian songwriting team. Michele has collected lots of great photos and ephemera and posted some very rare Neil Sedaka Cinebox films. Neil Sedaka Italiano
I'll be in St. Louis this Friday and Saturday presenting some programs of Rare Music Videos.
On Friday Night September 30th, I'll be presenting "Rarely Seen Music Video 1962-1970" at The Webster University Film Series:
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Despite the fact that the descriptions for both events are identical, both programs will be completely different. Hope to see some of you there.