Music Tonight: We usually (always) give suggestions for live music to check out in this space, but today, we're telling you to go to the movies. But there's still quite a "live music" component. For one night only, the never-before-seen concert flick Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas is being screened at movie theaters across the country. The film features footage from a July, 1978, concert in Fort Worth, Texas, during the band's tour for Some Girls (which featured hits like "Shattered," "Miss You" and "Beast of Burden"). The movie screens locally at the Deerfield Towne Center theater and the Springdale Showcase Cinemas at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The special screening also includes a recent 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger about the concert and era. The film will be released on DVD on Nov. 21. Below is a trailer for the film and rehearsal footage from the band's appearance later in ’78 on Saturday Night Live, performing Some Girls track "Respectable."—-
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Momentous Happenings in Music History for October 18
On this day in 1969, The Jackson 5 (and some kid named Michael Jackson) made their national television debut on ABC's The Hollywood Palace variety show. The group's appearance (see below) wasn't the only historic moment — it also marked one of the final TV appearances of The Supremes; Diana Ross soon went solo.
Born This Day: Musical movers and shakers sharing a Oct. 18 birthday include: Rock & Roll pioneer Chuck Berry (1926); late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro (1947); R&B/Hip Hop star Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr (better known as Ne-Yo; 1979); and contemporary Jazz legend and preserver Wynton Marsalis turns 50 today. Here's to Winton, one of the most important figures in the world of Jazz. Check out the passion already evident in Marsalis in this nearly hour-long 1985 profile from the A&E network called Catching a Snake. (Bookmark it for later if you can't watch the whole thing; it's a fascinating historical document.)