Picks and Pans Review: Classic Rock & Roll Reunion

updated 04/25/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/25/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Showtime (Sat., April 23, 10 p.m. ET)


Yeah, we've seen tons of these rock reunion shows lately; Leslie Gore never worked so hard as she's working now. But this line dance down memory lane is nicely simpleā€”no gimmicks, just 90 minutes of pure bebop rock from the Coasters, Lou Christie, the Del-Vikings, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, the Platters, the Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds, Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis. One act looks ancient and sounds pathetic; out of charity, I won't say which. But the rest are almost ageless, good enough to make a graying baby boomer feel pubescent again.

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