Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

(ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • September 28, 1973: Premiere Episode
      The guests are The Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, and Cross Country. The show also features music videos by The Rolling Stones.
      Live Performances:
      The Doobie Brothers - instrumental jam, "China Grove," "Long Train Runnin'," "Clear As the Driven Snow" and "Without Love."
      Earth, Wind and Fire - "Head to the Sky" and "Evil."
      Cross Country - "In The Midnight Hour," "City Lights," "Tastes So Good To Me" and "Cross Country."
      Music Videos: The Rolling Stones (from London) - "Angie" (video #1), "Silver Train," "Dancing with Mr. D" and "Angie" (video #2).
    • October 5, 1973: Saturday Night in Macon with The Allman Brothers Band
      The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, The Marshall Tucker Band and comedian Martin Mull perform at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia.
      Songs Performed:
      The Allman Brothers Band - "Done Somebody Wrong," "Southbound," "Midnight Rider," "Ain't Wastin' Time No More," "Statesboro Blues," and "Ramblin' Man."
      Wet Willie - "That's All Right," "Grits Ain't Groceries" and "Country Side Of Life."
      The Marshall Tucker Band - "Take the Highway," "Can't You See?" and "Ramblin'."
      Martin Mull plays "Ukulele Blues" during a stand-up comedy monologue.
    • October 19, 1973: Sly and the Family Stone, Black Oak Arkansas
      The guests are Sly and the Family Stone and Black Oak Arkansas.
      Songs Performed:
      Sly and the Family Stone - "Hey Music Lover," "Life" (and/or "You're the One"), "Stand!" "If You Want Me To Stay," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," "Dance To The Music" and "Hey Music Lover."
      Black Oak Arkansas - "Hot and Nasty," "Hot Rod," "Jim Dandy," and "Up."moreless
    • November 2, 1973: Van Morrison, Fresh Flavor with Richie Havens, Mott the Hoople
      The guests are Van Morrison, Fresh Flavor with Richie Havens, and Mott the Hoople.
      Songs Include:
      Van Morrison - "I've Been Working," "Caravan," "Gloria," "Flamingos Fly" and "Cyprus Avenue."
      Fresh Flavor, with Richie Havens, perform "In My House," "(Can't You Hear) Zeus's Anger Roar" and three other songs.
      Mott the Hoople (with Ian Hunter) - "Drivin' Sister," "All the Young Dudes," "All the Way From Memphis" and "Sweet Angeline."
    • November 16, 1973: Seals and Crofts, Tower of Power
      This show features performances by Seals & Crofts and Tower of Power.
      Seals and Crofts - "We May Never Pass This Way (Again)," "Summer Breeze," "Standin' On A Mountain Top" and "Hummingbird."
      Seals and Crofts (later in show) - "Ruby Jean and Billie Lee," "Paper Airplanes," "Diamond Girl," "Unborn Child" and a fiddle breakdown.
      Tower of Power - "Get Yo' Feet Back on the Ground," "Soul Vaccination," "This Time It's Real," "What Is Hip?" and "Knock Yourself Out."
    • Dave Mason, Mark-Almond Band, Jesse Colin Young. Jim Croce Tribute.
      Performances by Dave Mason, The Mark-Almond Band, and Jesse Colin Young. Plus, a tribute to the late Jim Croce.
      Dave Mason - "Feelin' Alright," "Baby...Please" and "Look At You Look At Me."
      The Mark-Almond Band - "What Am I Living For?" "The Neighborhood Man" and "The City."
      Jesse Colin Young - "Song for Juli," "Morning Sun" and "T-Bone Shuffle."
      Jim Croce (on tape) - "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Roller Derby Queen."moreless
    • From New York's Palace Theatre: The Isley Brothers, Poco, Billy Joel, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
      The Isley Brothers - "That Lady," "Summer Breeze," "Sunshine (Go Away Today)" and "Listen To The Music."
      The Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Sister Andrea" and "Dream."
      Poco - "Keeper of the Fire," "Here We Go Again," "C'Mon" (and possibly "Fools Gold").
      Billy Joel - "Piano Man."
    • From New York's Palace Theatre: Johnny Winter and Argent
      Johnny Winter and Argent perform at New York's Palace Theatre.
      Johnny Winter (band) - "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo," "Stone County," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Johnny B. Goode" and "Silver Train."
      Argent - "God Gave Rock and Roll to You," "I Am the Dance of Ages," "I Don't Believe in Miracles," "It's Only Money" and "Hold Your Head Up."
    • January 5, 1974: The Isley Brothers, The Stories, Atlee Yeager, Slade
      Live performances by The Isley Brothers, The Stories and Atlee Yeager. Plus, music videos by Slade.
      Stories - "Brother Louie," "Please, Please," "Bridges" and "Mammy Blue."
      The Isley Brothers - "Ohio," "Listen to the Music" and "It's Too Late."
      Slade (music videos) - "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me," "Get Down With It" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now."
      Atlee Yeager - "Electric Rock and Roll" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
    • January 12, 1974: The Steve Miller Band, The Raspberries
      The Steve Miller Band - "Living in the U.S.A."
      The Raspberries - "Go All the Way," "Tonight," "I Can Remember," "Drivin' Around," "I'm a Rocker" and "Last Dance."
      The Steve Miller Band - "Space Cowboy," "Mary Lou," "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma," "Gangster of Love," "The Joker," "Come On in My Kitchen," "Seasons" and "Fly Like an Eagle."
    • January 19, 1974: Rod Stewart and Faces (on tape), Livingston Taylor, Osibisa
      Rod Stewart and Faces are shown performing in England. Osibisa and Livingston Taylor also appear.
      Rod Stewart and Faces (on tape) - "Maggie May," "Borstal Boys" and "Twisting the Night Away."
      Livingston Taylor - "Carolina Day," "Hallelujah, I Love Her So," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "In My Reply," "Good Friends" and "Cornbread and Buttermilk."
      Osibisa - "Dawn," "Music for Gong Gong," "Survival" and "Osibirock."
      Rod Stewart and Faces (on tape) - "Memphis" and "Twisting the Night Away" (reprise)
    • February 2, 1974: Billy Preston, Al Wilson, Brownsville Station
      Billy Preston - "We're Gonna Make It," "Struttin'," "Will It Go Round in Circles?" "I Wrote a Simple Song," "Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music," "You're So Unique," "Outa-Space" and "Space Race" (instrumental).
      Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boy's Room," "Barefootin'" and "Sweet Jane."
      Al Wilson - "My Song," "Touch And Go," "A Song For You," "Queen Of The Ghetto," "Show and Tell," "Broken Home" and "I Can't Turn You Loose."
    • February 9, 1974: Eric Burdon, Foghat, Mandrill
      Eric Burdon - "She Stole My Heart Away" (aka "First Sight"), "Dragon Lady," "Jim Crow" and "River of Blood."
      Foghat - "Road Fever," "Home in My Hand," "Honey Hush" and "I Just Want To Make Love To You."
      Mandrill - "Fat City Strut" and "Get It All."
    • Jim Croce 1943-73 (A Tribute)
      A tribute to singer-songwriter Jim Croce, who died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973.
      Jim Croce is seen in TV appearances and music videos for "Photographs and Memories" (video), "Hard Way Every Time," "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues" (video), "Speedball Tucker" (video), "Rapid Roy (the Stock Car Boy)" (video), "Time in a Bottle" (video with footage of Croce with his wife and child), "Roller Derby Queen" (video), "Lover's Cross" (video), and "I Got A Name."
      Photo montages accompany Croce's songs "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Salon and Saloon" and "The Hard Way Every Time."
      Loggins and Messina, Tommy West and Terry Cashman, The Carpenters, and Randy Newman also appear. Loggins and Messina talk about Croce, and present the video for their song "Watching the River Run." Record producers Tommy West and Terry Cashman introduce Croce's song "Dreamin' Again." Richard and Karen Carpenter share their thoughts on Croce. Randy Newman sings "God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)" and "I Think It's Going To Rain Today," and remembers the late musician.
      A clip is shown of Burt Sugarman (producer of NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special") presenting Jim Croce with a gold record for "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."
    • February 16, 1974: Dr. John, Climax Blues Band, The Chambers Brothers, Byron MacGregor
      Dr. John - "Right Place, Wrong Time," "Quitters Never Win," "Oh La-De-Dah" (correct title?) and "(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away."
      Dr. John (later in show) - "Can't Git Enuff" and "New Orleans Street March" (correct title?).
      The Climax Blues Band - "Shake Your Love," "Seventh Son" and "Mesopotmania."
      The Chambers Brothers - "The Weight," "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go (Thrill Upon The Hill)" and "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)."
      Byron MacGregor - "The Americans" (spoken word).
    • February 23, 1974: Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, The James Gang, Maria Muldaur
      Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band - "My Babe," "Someone To Love," "She Belongs to Me" and "Honky Tonk Woman."
      The James Gang - "Walk Away," "The Devil Is Singing Our Song," "Ride the Wind," "Funk #49" and "Standing In The Rain."
      Maria Muldaur - interview, "Midnight at the Oasis," "If You Haven't Any Hay," "Don't Ya Feel My Leg?" "The Work Song" and "I'm A Woman."
      Rick Nelson interview. Rick introduces members of the Stone Canyon Band.
      Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band - "Windfall," "Garden Party," "Lonesome Town," "Believe What You Say" and "One Night Stand" (with closing credits).moreless
    • March 2, 1974: Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Wishbone Ash, Graham Central Station
      Todd Rundgren and Utopia - "Never Never Land," "I Saw the Light," "Heavy Metal Kids" and "Utopia."
      Wishbone Ash - "Warrior," "Blowin' Free" and 1 other song.
      Graham Central Station - "Can You Handle It?" and an "It Ain't No Fun To Me"/"Release Yourself" medley.
      Todd Rundgren and Utopia - "Sunset Boulevard."
    • March 16, 1974: Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Redbone, Michael Stanley's Super Session
      Ike and Tina Turner Revue - "Come Together," "Nutbrush City Limits" and "Proud Mary (Rollin' on the River)."
      Michael Stanley's Super Session (featuring David Sanborn, Dan Fogelberg, and Joe Walsh) - "Help" and three other songs.
      Redbone performs "Come and Get Your Love" and "Maggie."
      Ike and Tina Turner Revue - "Honky Tonk Woman," "Respect" and an "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"/"Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady)?"/"Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)" medley.
      Michael Stanley's Super Session - "Rosewood Bitters."
    • March 23, 1974: Martha Reeves, Kansas, Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Leo Kottke
      Martha Reeves - "Wild Night," "I've Got to Use My Imagination," "Storm in My Mind," "Ain't That Peculiar?" "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" and "Power Of Love."
      Kansas - "Can I Tell You?" "Death of Mother Nature Suite" and "Journey From Mariabronn."
      Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers - "Rock 'N' Roll Warning," "Dixie Diner" and 1 other song.
      Leo Kottke - "Pamela Brown," "Hear the Wind Howl" and "Cripple Creek."
    • April 13, 1974: The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne
      The Eagles - "Peaceful, Easy Feelin'," "Already Gone" and "Good Day in Hell."
      Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles - "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," "Desperado" and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore."
      The Eagles - "Midnight Flyer," "Twenty-One" and "Ol' '55."
      Jackson Browne - "Your Bright Baby Blues" and "Looking Into You."
      The Eagles - "James Dean," "Doolin-Daltin" and "Desperado."
      The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt - "Take It Easy."
    • April 20, 1974: Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, David Essex, Electric Light Orchestra, Bloodstone

      Manfred Mann - "Father of Day, Father of Night."
      Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells" (theme from "The Exorcist").
      David Essex - "Rock On."
      Electric Light Orchestra - "Daybreaker" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle."
      Manfred Mann - unknown title (lyrics: "back in '65").
      Bloodstone - "Let Me Ride," "Natural High" and "Outside Woman."

    • April 27, 1974: REO Speedwagon, 10cc (on tape) , Billy Joel, Dobie Gray
      REO Speedwagon - "157 Riverside Avenue," "Without Expression (Don't Be The Man)" and "Ridin' the Storm Out."
      10cc (on tape) - "Sand In My Face," "The Dean and I," "Fresh Air for My Mama," "Headline Hustler" and "Rubber Bullets."
      Billy Joel - "Piano Man," "Somewhere Along The Line" and "Captain Jack."
      Dobie Gray – "Drift Away," "Loving Arms," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Rockin' Chair" and "Cado Queen."
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