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  1. Lester says:

    Herbie Hancock, David Letterman, Shannon Doherty, and yrs truly.

  2. rvernon says:

    Damn that man was ahead of his time.  This particular song is what I associate with the whole MTV phenomenon .  Innovation, style, technology.  That was an awesome time in music history.  Thomas Dolby, Billy Joel, Flight of Seagulls.  Great memories of pushing the music envelope.  

  3. katewill32sd says:

    Happy Birthday to you

  4. Rich Keller says:

    I was thinking of the video for this song when the DARPA Petman video was featured a little while ago.

  5. Baldhead says:

    Here’s a hip hop history question: Who were the dancers?

  6. s2redux says:

    Also, do yourself a favor and listen to the Headhunters album…and marvel that it was produced in 19-friggin-73!

  7. anon0mouse says:

    We’ll never forget you, keytar.

  8. Not to be all Wynton Marsalis about it but his Blue Note stuff shreds too…

  9. 10xor01 says:

    Intro by John Denver, Herbie Hancock, keytar, dancing robot legs, animatronic zombies, break dancers that sort of look like Pee-Wee Herman.  This has got to be one of the coolest Grammy performances ever.

  10. I was at his place about 20 years ago to discuss some cover design ideas for his album, ‘Did Is Da Drum,’ when I bent over to get a closer look at one of his African drums and my ass knocked over a giant stack of tapes.


  11. upto I saw the draft 4 $5865, I didn’t believe that…my… brothers friend was like really taking home money part-time at there labtop.. there uncles cousin had bean doing this for less than and resently repayed the morgage on their condo and purchased Lotus Elan. this is where I went,………. ZOO80.ℂom

  12. Donald Petersen says:

    Christ on a bike.  He was MY AGE when he did this performance, which I remember well.  And now the man is 72?!

    Methuselah wept.

  13. daemonsquire says:

    I was playing this in my shop, when a customer walked in and asked what we were doing. I said, “Celebrating Herbie Hancock’s 72nd birthday”, and he said, “It’s his 73rd”.

    So, anyway, we did some business, then he asked if I could double check–he wasn’t sure. We agreed to accept Wikipedia’s authority. Says he was born in 1940. Makes him 73 today. I mean, I don’t ‘spect it matters much, but… who the hell walks in off the street and knows how old Herbie Hancock is? Guy said he used to work for Bill Graham, so maybe that has something to do with it.

  14. Jack_Walker says:

    Herbie Hancock has made great music  throughout his life. From his first hit, Watermelon Man through his participation in the Miles Davis Quintet through today, he’s  kept composing and recording in several genres. I love Herbie Hancock

  15. Gloo says:

    Last time I heard him in concert was during Orleans jazz festival in 1992 were he played with friends and that was amazing though he didn’t performed Rock it then. A very talented composer, jazz-man and a great performer, that’s the man !

  16. Gyrofrog says:

    I thought you were posting this video, but it was from 1 year later.  Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby and Howard Jones.