Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

(ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • Season 9
    • Bar-Kays / Dire Straits / Marianne Faithfull (videos) / The Police (video)

      Music includes:
      --The Police (video) - "Demolition Man."
      --Marianne Faithfull (music videos) - "Truth, Bitter Truth" and "Sweetheart."

    • Greg Kihn Band / Videos by ABBA, Adam & The Ants, Lindsey Buckingham, Little River Band, The Sylvers

      Live performance:
      --Greg Kihn Band - "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)," "The Girl Most Likely" and "Can't Stop Hurtin' Myself."

      Music videos:
      --ABBA - "One Of Us" and "When All Is Said And Done."
      --Adam & The Ants - "Ant Rap," "Prince Charming," "Stand And Deliver," "Antmusic" and "Dog Eat Dog."
      --Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble" and "It Was I."
      --Little River Band - "Take It Easy On Me" and "The Night Owls."
      --The Sylvers - "Come Back Lover, Come Back" and "Just When I Thought It Was Over."

    • Van Halen (video & concert performances) / David Lee Roth (interview) / Videos by David Bowie, Queen, Ultravox

      --Van Halen (music video) - "(Oh) Pretty Woman."
      --Van Halen (performing live) - "So This Is Love?" "Hear About It Later" and "Unchained."
      --David Bowie (music videos) - "Wild Is The Wind," "Fashion," "Ashes To Ashes" and "DJ."
      --Queen & David Bowie (music video) - "Under Pressure."
      --Ultravox (music videos) - "The Thin Wall," "The Voice," "Vienna" and "Sleepwalk."
      --David Lee Roth is interviewed by Jim Ladd (in five segments throughout the show).

    • The Commodores / The Gap Band / Yarbrough & Peoples / Skyy (videos) / Luther Vandross (video)

      --The Commodores (performing live) - "Sail On," "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)," "Celebrate" and "Tear It Down" (correct song title?).
      --The Gap Band (live) - "Shake" and "Grand Illusion" (correct song title?).
      --Yarbrough & Peoples (live) - "You're My Song."
      --Yarbrough & Peoples (music video) - "Don't Stop The Music."
      --Luther Vandross (music video) - "Never Too Much."
      --Skyy (music videos) - "Call Me," "Here's To You" and one more song.
      --Lou O'Neill Jr. (rock journalist & series regular) interviews music agent Norby Walters (in six segments broadcast throughout the episode).

    • SOLAR Records Tribute with Lakeside, Carrie Lucas, Midnight Star, Shalamar, The Whispers, Dick Griffey

      SOLAR Records Tribute
      Performances (from The Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood):
      --The Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On" and "It's A Love Thing."
      --Shalamar - "Second Time Around" and "Right In The Socket."
      --Lakeside - "Your Wish Is My Command"
      --Carrie Lucas - "Dance with You"
      --Midnight Star - "Tuff."
      --Dynasty - "I've Just Begun To Love You."
      --Lakeside - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Something About That Woman."
      Music videos:
      --Shalamar - "A Night To Remember."
      --The Whispers - "In The Raw"
      Lou O'Neill Jr. talks with Solar Records president Dick Griffey (in a five-part interview).

    • Shelly West & David Frizzell /Rush (concert footage) / Joan Armatrading (videos) / Hall & Oates (videos)

      --Rush (filmed live in Canada) - "Tom Sawyer," "Red Barchetta" and "Closer To The Heart."
      --Shelly West & David Frizzell - "I've Just Seen A Face," "A Lesson In Leavin'," "If You Got The Money, I've Got The Time," "A Texas State Of Mind," "Husbands And Wives" and "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma."
      --Al and David Frizzell - "Lefty" (possibly a tribute to Lefty Frizzell).
      --Hall & Oates (music videos) - "Private Eyes," "You Make My Dreams" and "Kiss On My List."
      --Joan Armatrading (music videos) - "The Weakness In Me" and "When I Get It Right."
      --Joan Armatrading (on tape, possibly performances from episode 8.06) - "Me, Myself, I" and "When You Kisses Me."
      --Rock Journalist Lou O'Neill, Jr (rock journalist & series regular) - discusses the legacy of Jim Morrison and The Doors.

    • Al Di Meola / Billy Squier / Al Romero / Jose Feliciano (videos) / Prince (videos)

      --Billy Squier (performing live) - "My Kind Of Lover," "The Stroke" and "In The Dark."
      --Al Di Meola - performs three instrumental songs.
      --Prince (music videos) - "Sexuality" and "Controversy."
      --Jose Feliciano (music videos) - "Everybody Loves Me" and "Ain't That Peculiar?"
      --Al Romero (stand-up comedian).
      --Lou O'Neill Jr (rock journalist & series regular) - does a report on the rock band Journey.

    • Ronnie Milsap / Loverboy / Genesis / Def Leppard / Alto & Mantia / The Rolling Stones (video)

      Performances and videos by Ronnie Milsap, Loverboy, Genesis, Def Leppard and The Rolling Stones ("Waiting on a Friend").
      Comedy by Alto & Mantia.

    • Nazareth / The Spinners / Bob Dubak / Billy Joel (video) / 'Concerts for the People of Kampuchea' highlights

      --The Spinners - "Can't Shake This Feelin'," "You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine)," "Love Connection (Raise The Window Down)," "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)?" "They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)" and "I'll Be Around."
      --Nazareth - "Shapes Of Things" and "Hair Of The Dog."
      --Billy Joel (music video) - "Say Goodbye To Hollywood."
      --"Concerts for the People of Kampuchea" highlights: Rockpile & Robert Plant ("Little Sister"), The Who ("Sister Disco") and Paul McCartney & Rockestra ("Lucille").
      Also appearing:
      --Bob Dubak (stand-up comedy)
      --Lou O'Neill Jr. (rock journalist & series regular) - comments on the break-up of Led Zeppelin.

    • Alabama / Skip Stephenson / The Police (music videos)

      --Alabama (performing live) - "Love In The First Degree," "Mountain Music," "Why Lady Why?" "My Home's In Alabama," "Feels So Right," "Tennessee River," "Gonna Have A Party," "Green River," "Old Flame" and "Can't You See?"
      --The Police (music videos) - "Spirits In The Material World" and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic."
      Also appearing:
      --Skip Stephenson (stand-up comedy)
      --Lou O'Neill Jr. (rock journalist & series regular) talks about REO Speedwagon.

    • Slave / Gary Yudman / Kool & The Gang (videos) / Rod Stewart (videos)

      --Slave - "Watching You," "Just A Touch Of Love," "Spice Of Life (Oh Yes, You're The Best)," "Slide," "Wait For Me," "Snap Shot" and "For The Love Of U."
      --Rod Stewart (music videos) - "Tonight I'm Yours" and "Young Turks."
      --Kool & The Gang (music videos) - "No Show," "Get Down On It," "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" and "Steppin' Out."
      Also appearing:
      --Gary Yudman (stand-up comedian)
      --Lou O'Neill Jr. (rock journalist & series regular) talks about Bruce Springsteen.

    • Pat Benatar / Ian Hunter / Franklyn Ajaye

      Music includes:
      --Pat Benatar (music video?) - "Fire and Ice."
      --Ian Hunter - "Gun Control" and "Once Bitten Twice Shy."
      Also appearing:
      Franklyn Ajaye (comedian)

    • Rick James and The Stone City Band / Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (video)

      --Rick James and The Stone City Band
      --Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty with the Heartbreakers (music video) - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
      Also appearing:
      --Lou O'Neill (rock music reporter, series regular)

    • Third World / Dennis Blair / The Rolling Stones (video) / The Tubes (video)

      --Third World - "Satta Massagana," "96 Degrees In The Shade," "Dancing on the Floor (Hooked on Love)," "Cold Sweat," "Now That We Found Love," "Irie Ites," "Shine Like A Blazing Fire" and "Talk To Me."
      --The Rolling Stones (music video) - "Start Me Up."
      --The Tubes (music videos) - "Talk To Ya Later" and "Don't Want To Wait Anymore."
      Also appearing:
      --Dennis Blair (stand-up comedian) - musical-comedy routine.
      --Lou O'Neill Jr. (rock journalist & series regular) talks about The Who.

    • Cher / Meatloaf / Franklyn Ajaye
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