Bandstand Live in Australia (1966 Dionne Warwick / 1967 Liza Minnelli and The Allen Brothers) DVD
Created by TCN-9 executive Bruce Gyngell and modelled on the successful American musical/variety show of the same name. Bandstand was hosted by the ever-charming Brian Henderson and set the TV standard for 14 entertaining years, showcasing the very best of Australian and international Pop and Rock 'N' Roll music of the 60s and 70s. In 1967 Bandstand welcomed international superstar Liza Minnelli to the show. Already a highly regarded nightclub singer and musical theatre actress, Liza Minnelli performed a set list including: Cabaret, Liza with a Z, If I Were In Your Shoes, Meantime, You've Let Yourself Go, One Of Those Songs, I Taught My Mother and Maybe This Time. In classic Bandstand tradition Liza Minnelli joined forces with the fresh-faced and highly talented The Allen Brothers to perform Everybody Loves My Baby setting in motion one of the most famous partnerships in music history, her marriage to Peter Allen. Celebrated chanteuse Dionne Warwick joined Bandstand for a broadcast in 1966, bringing along a selection of her well-established Burt Bacharach - Hal David songs for the audience to enjoy. Included in her performance: Taking a Chance on Love, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Trains and Boats and Planes, Walk on By, Reach out for Me, Message to Michael and Somewhere. Also featuring performances by Bandstand regulars Ray Brown and the Whispers, Christine Roberts, Kevin Todd and Lana Cantrell and others, Bandstand Live is a classic tribute, celebrating the best of an Australian music institution in its glorious heyday.