Showcase 68

Neil appeared on a summer replacement show, whose name I think was “Showcase 68” on Tuesday, July 2, 1968. He sang his latest single release, “Two-Bit Manchild”. This show was like a talent show for up-and-coming talent, and the other performers competed for the right to go onto a final competition at the end of the summer. Because Neil was considered to be an established star, he was not part of this competition. He was certainly among the better performers that night, although the winning act, Sly and the Family Stone, was very good, as was a singer named Tom Rush. Each week, this show was shot in location in a different city. The week that Neil was on, it was done in New Orleans.

— Regina Litman