Rare look at the filming and production of the A Star Is Born concert...
As one who attended this show (my first "rock concert" at age 15...), I had to say I was happy (and somewhat shocked) when I recently found out this footage existed. To my knowledge, this is the only release of any insight into an all-day concert event that received professional Hollywood treatment yet has only been revealed through flashes in the actual movie. I agree with the above reviewer in that Barbra's unexpected, but excellent performance that day caught the 70's rocker crowd a bit by surprise, but was well received. This is a rare opportunity to glimpse some behind-the scenes background into the making of the A Star Is Born concert portion of the movie. This may be the only (and potentially last) window into what was truly an amazing event. Unfortunately the Barbra special still doesn't show the actual performances by The LA Jet's, Graham Central Station, Santana, Montrose and Peter Frampton. The full show was filmed with large format cameras starting at 6AM and ending after nightfall. Hopefully some day the entire show will be released in DVD format. For now, I'd be satisfied to hear from anyone that can find a copy of this television special. Should have been an absolute must as a DVD extra for A Star Is Born.
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