There was no name MORE CLOSELY associated with Rock and Roll in the ’70’s than Paul Lynde. Oops, let’s start again. There was no name LESS associated with Rock and Roll in the ’70’s than Paul Lynde. That’s why it’s so amazing KISS made their national prime time TV debut on his 1976 Halloween Special together with Witchie Poo from the Saturday morning kid/stoner show H.R. Pufnstuf and Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West, from the Wizard of Oz. Yes, THAT Wizard of Oz.
There were those in the ’60’s and ’70’s who feared that “the hippies” were going to dump LSD in the water supply. This clip is an indication that may have succeeded.