Murray The K – It's What's Happening, Baby

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Murray The K - It's What's Happening, Baby
Country of originUnited States
Original networkCBS-TV
Original release1965

Murray The K – It's What's Happening, Baby was a television special on CBS-TV hosted by Murray the K. The show aired on June 28, 1965. The special featured performances by many of the popular artists of the day like Jan & Dean, Mary Wells, the Dave Clark Five, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Supremes, Tom Jones, Bill Cosby, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, The Drifters, The Miracles, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, The Ronettes, Chuck Jackson, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers and Little Anthony & the Imperials occasionally interspersed with Murray the K's public announcements urging the youth of America to pursue education and summer employment (due to the show being co-produced by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity).

The show opened with a performance of "Nowhere To Run" by Martha and the Vandellas filmed at a Mustang assembly line in the Ford River Rouge Plant in Detroit.

An illegal bootleg version was released by Lady Goose Productions in 2007 as a DVD entitled: Murray the K & His 1965 Show of Shows.


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