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WQED-TV TO BROADCAST MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul An Unforgettable Concert Event Taped in Pittsburgh Celebrating American Voices from 1965 - 1969
Exclusive half-hour "TJ Lubinsky Presents Made in Pittsburgh" special on WQED-TV to include performances from Western Pennsylvanians Bill Burkette, Hugh Geyer and Lou Christie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 16, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Jim Pierson
310-936-3616
piersonjb@aol.com

WQED-TV TO BROADCAST MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul

An Unforgettable Concert Event Taped in Pittsburgh
Celebrating American Voices from 1965 - 1969

Exclusive half-hour “TJ Lubinsky Presents Made in Pittsburgh” special on WQED-TV to include performances from
Western Pennsylvanians Bill Burkette, Hugh Geyer and Lou Christie



PITTSBURGH – MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul premieres on WQED-TV on Saturday, December 3rd at 8 p.m.

Co-hosts Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and Davy Jones of The Monkees introduce the legends of the 1960s in this all-new live performance “My Music” special. Focusing on the years 1965 to 1969, MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul includes pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, the British Beat to the Breakthrough Bands, Motown, Soul, and Pop classics – with many artists and groups appearing for the first time on the “My Music” stage.

A first-time appearance by The Ventures performing “Hawaii 5-0,” with the full TJL/My Music orchestra of Pittsburgh, faithfully re-create the theme to the original show in a tribute to Jack Lord. Noone and Jones also perform popular hits from their former bands like “I’m Into Something Good” and “Daydream Believer.” With psychedelic rock classics such as Jefferson Starship’s “White Rabbit,” Eddie Holman’s “Hey There Lonely Girl,” Eddy Floyd’s “Knock On Wood,” Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman,” plus original Miracles members Bobby Rodgers and Claudette Robinson harmonizing their timeless “OOO Baby Baby, MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul takes viewers on a retro trip down the rabbit hole to celebrate the best of the late 60s.

“When I first moved to Pittsburgh in 1987, “Magic Town” was playing on the radio – with hopes and dreams, we created musical magic right here in Pittsburgh. Now, all these years later, having fulfilled the dream of bringing Pittsburgh singers and songs to the nation, we have come full circle with the first television performance of my friends Bill and Hugh – singers who are always in vogue,” said MY MUSIC creator and executive producer TJ Lubinsky.

After the broadcast on December 3, WQED-TV will air an exclusive half-hour special at 10 pm called TJ Lubinsky Presents Made In Pittsburgh – tunes from Turtle Creek and Moon Township that include additional never-before-broadcast performances from Pittsburgh music legends Bill Burkette and Hugh Geyer (original lead singer and first tenor on such hits as “Five O’Clock World,” “You’re the One,” “Magic Town,” and more) from Turtle Creek and vocalist Lou Christie from Moon Township. This special was produced specifically for a Pittsburgh audience and highlights local music legends and their contributions to the era.

In addition to the premiere on December 3, WQED will schedule MY MUSIC: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul in heavy rotation in December on the following dates and times:

Saturday, December 3
10:30pm - Concert special
12:30am - Local special

Sunday, December 4
2:30am - Concert special
4:30am - Local special
1:30pm - Concert special
9:30pm - Concert special
11:30pm - Local special

Thursday, December 8
9pm - Concert special
11pm - Local special

Friday, December 9

1am - Concert special
3am - Local special
12:30pm - Concert special
2:30pm - Local special

Sunday, December 11
8pm - Concert special
10pm - Local special

Monday, December 12
2am - Concert special

Thursday, December 15
3:30am - Concert special
5:30am - Local special
8pm - 10pm Concert special
10:30pm - Local special

Friday, December 16
12:30am - Concert special
2:30am - Local special


The MY MUSIC series is dedicated to the preservation of American music and is produced exclusively for PBS by TJL Productions. TJL Productions is a Pittsburgh-based international television and radio production company.

For more information and to request interviews contact Jim Pierson at 310-936-3616 or piersonjb@aol.com.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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