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Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era

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Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era

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Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era

Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era

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Janis Joplin and Dick Cavett on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970. From 'The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons;' © 2005 Daphne Productions, Inc. hide caption

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From 'The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons;' © 2005 Daphne Productions, Inc.

David Bowie performs on Cavett in 1974. From 'The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons;' © 2005 Daphne Productions, Inc. hide caption

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From 'The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons;' © 2005 Daphne Productions, Inc.

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From Janis Joplin's appearance, June 25, 1970, a few months before her death:

From David Bowie's appearance Dec. 5, 1974:

Robert Siegel talks with Dick Cavett about the release of The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons, a DVD compilation of performances and interviews with music legends.

Cavett's late-night show, launched on ABC in 1969, showcased a who's who of musicians of the day: Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, and David Bowie.

The DVDs were released by Shout Factory this week.