Televised Tune: On the Tube This Weekend

Forty years ago James Brown played a concert at the Boston Garden that helped the city heal after learning of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. VH-1’s Rock Docs takes a look at The Night James Brown Saved Boston at 9 PM on Saturday.

Friday [all times Eastern]:

  • Jay-Z celebrates his huge Live Nation contract by appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman [CBS 11:35 PM]
  • Levon Helm and Courtney Love both star in 1996’s Feeling Minnesota [TBS Midnight]
  • MHD Concerts presents Amy Winehouse live in London [MHD 11:00 PM]

Saturday:

  • Christopher Walken hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guests Panic at the Disco [NBC 11:30 PM]
  • Ryan Adams and Tift Merritt share a classic episode of Austin City Limits [PBS Check Local Listings]
  • Rock Docs looks at The Night James Brown Saved Boston [VH-1 Classic 9:00 PM]

Sunday:

  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones make one helluva cameo in 1995’s Clueless [TBS 6:00 PM]
  • Joy Division, the Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks all are featured in 2002’s 24 Hour Party People [VH-1 Classic 10:00 PM]
  • Van Halen’s epic Hot For Teacher video gets the Videos That Rocked The World treatment [Fuse Midnight]

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