From 1969-74, he hosted The Dick Cavett Show and invited anybody that might fit his eclectic format to stop by and chat about their careers and the events of the day in a way that maybe Charlie Rose could get away with today. (Its a relief to know he wont be taking anyones phone call on the air.)
This three-DVD collection (one entirely devoted to three Janis Joplin appearances) is a time capsule with mixed musical performances. Sly Stone is tight and wired for Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) and incoherent for his interview. Jefferson Airplane uses three lead singers and is best served with an instrumental jam. Joni Mitchell resembles a kindergarten teacher playing to a group of impatient kids (one tunes even a cappella). And Cavett, to his credit, never editorializes, never rolls his eyes, even when hes well within his rights.
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