Motown legends Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performing
Motown legends Smokey Robinson & The Miracles perform their classic hit
“Ooh Baby Baby” in the all-star 1960s music special “IT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING BABY.” pictured here with the group.
Photo courtesy TJL Productions

Famed New York disc jockey “Murray The K” (Muray Kaufman) became known as “The Fifth Beatle” when he befriended John, Paul, George & Ringo at the start of the musical British Invasion of the 1960s. In addition to presenting all-star rock and soul concerts at the historic Brooklyn Fox theatre, Murray The K hosted a legendary CBS-TV special, “It’s What’s Happening Baby,” which will be seen for the first time in over 50 years on Public Television.

The program, originally created with the U.S. government to encourage summer employment of teenagers, features over a dozen iconic artists singing some of the greatest hits of all time, including Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Miracles, Johnny Rivers, Marvin Gaye, Herman’s Hermits, The Temptations and Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, , The Drifters, Herman’s Hermits, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Jackson, Mary Wells, The Dave Clark Five, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Jan & Dean, and Cannibal and the Headhunters.

Band from the 1960s
Portions of the all-star rock-and-soul TV special “It’s What’s Happening Baby” were videotaped at the historic Brooklyn Fox Theatre where legendary artists performed their classic hits in concert.
Photo courtesy TJL Productions

Performances include:

  •  “Nowhere To Run” – Martha & The Vandellas
  •  “Walk On By” – Dionne Warwick
  •  “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” – Herman’s Hermits
  •  “Pride & Joy” – Marvin Gaye
  •  “Land Of 1,000 Dances” – Cannibal & The Headhunters
  •  “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles
  •  “I’m Alright” – Little Anthony & The Imperials
  •  “Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
  •  “The Way You Do The Things You Do” – The Temptations
  •  “Stop! In The Name Of Love” – The Supremes
  •  “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” – The Righteous Brothers
  •  “What’d I Say” – Ray Charles!