New Year’s Eve 1968 “Surprise Partie” – stranger than known

Surprise-Partie” (see clip below) was broadcast on French TV on December 31st 1968 from the ORTF Studios in Paris and features The Who, The Small Faces, Booker T and the MGs, The Pink Floyd, The Troggs, The Equals, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac and French band Les Variations.

Nowadays New Year’s Eve TV pop / rock specials are the norm – in the UK Jools Holland’s Hootenanny has been running for nearly 20 years now – but back in the 60s Rock music was not accepted as mainstream family entertainment nor as prevalent on TV as it is now so this program is actually pretty cool and progressive for its time. Auntie BBC certainly weren’t doing this kind of thing in the late 60s.


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