the wonders of french television during the 1970’s

Before its corporate mechanization in the 1980’s, television took a while to find its feet. Its programming was narrow, geared to the desires of viewers, and often quirky. It took risks and experimented. There are countless documents of TV from the 60’s and 70’s which are wonderful and exciting, some of the best of which are from live music programs made in France. They often embrace the wilder elements of the creative process and stray from mainstream. Here are five of my favorites.

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