KIRO-TV’s Telephonic Happening

On Saturday nights at 11:15pm in early 1971, after the 11PM evening newscast was over and the older folks were likely going to bed or watching the last late movies on other channels. KIRO TV & Radio in Seattle, Washington got psychedelic with their briefly run locally produced live music TV show series Telephonic Happening.

With then contemporary rock hits such as “Black Magic Woman/Gyspy Queen” Santana, “My Sweet Lord” George Harrison and “Honey Tonk Women” Rolling Stones and Matthews Southern Comfort’s rendition of “Woodstock” (not heard on this clip) and guest appearances on this surviving episode by local acts Adam Wind and Cold Trane, Telephonic Happening was presented in experimental 4 channel Quadraphonic sound with color psyc… Read More

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