“Tom Snyder, who rose from a Philadelphia-based talk show to being a late-night network fixture, has died from complications of leukemia. He was 71. Snyder was an anchor from 1965 to 1970 at KYW-TV, where he also hosted his first talk show, a morning gig called Contact. From 1973 to 1982, he hosted NBC’s The Tomorrow Show, which followed The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. That run ended to make way for a new show starring David Letterman. Snyder also had a four-year run on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Tom Snyder. He was known his casually glib, laughing style, his foofy hair, his chain-smoking, and his provocative exchanges with guests, including Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. According to Wikipedia.en, “peak moments” included John Lennon‘s final televised interview, an interview with philosopher Ayn Rand in 1979, and a 1980 show in which Plasmatics lead singer Wendy O. Williams rocked the studio by blowing up a TV a car on TV.” [via INQUIRER]
THE PLASMATICS: Masterplan
Gosh, I’d forgotten how hard the The Plasmatics sucked.