Richard Pryor Performing With His Heavy Metal Band, Black Death

Black Death

On the short-lived ABC primetime TV variety series from 1977, The Richard Pryor Show, comedian Richard Pryor ends the first episode with a performance with his heavy metal band, Black Death. Look for an audience cameo of Sandra Bernhard, who was a writer for the show.

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UPDATE: Our reader Ken Dashner points out that there was a real heavy metal band called Black Death. They formed in 1977 (but weren’t named Black Death until 1979) and are considered the “first all-African-American heavy metal band”.

via Dangerous Minds