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Fifty years ago, there was a surge of culture, change, political awareness and expression in the United States. Music helped provide an outlet and became a center point in communities for gathering, learning and sharing. The same was happening right here in the Capital Region and the rest of upstate New York.
THE SCENE takes a look at what was happening in the music world in the 60's and 70's. From the Aerodrome to J.B. Scott's, we'll take a look at the music scene with some help from the people that were there living it; from performers to club owners, to music lovers of every genre.
Premieres Sunday, October 20th at 7pm on WMHT-TV and streaming.
The Scene Videos
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A Yellow Moon with Bobby Dick
JB Scott's Doug Jacobs on Buddy Rich
Rick Bedrosian and the Leopard | The Scene
The Scene | Extended Cut
The Scene Photo Gallery
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The Aerodrome in Schenectady hosted artists including Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin.
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Blotto's song "I Wanna be a Lifeguard" was played the first day MTV was broadcast.
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The band Downtime.
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The band Fat and Bad
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J.B. Scott's on Central Avenue in Albany hosted artists including U2.
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The band Silver Chicken
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The Troggs, known for their song "Wild Thing," play at the Hullabaloo in Rensselaer. Photo by: Richard Schoenberg
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Count Basie with a fan at J.B. Scott's. Photo by: Richard Schoenberg
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J.B. Scott's in Albany was mentioned on national TV and U2's Bono wore a J.B. Scott's shirt in their "Gloria" music video. Photo by: Richard Schoenberg
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The Hullabaloo in Rensselaer, which hosted bands including the Dire Straits on their first US tour, had a resident leopard named Tanya. She's seen here with musician Joe Mele.