Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Season 2

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(ended 1982)

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Episode Guide

  • March 29, 1975: Brian Cadd, David Essex, Jimi Hendrix (on film), Rush, Yes

    Songs include:
    --Brian Cadd - "Ginger Man."
    --David Essex - "Stardust" and "Gonna Make You a Star."
    --Jimi Hendrix (vintage performances) - "Hey, Joe" and "Purple Haze."
    --Rush - "In The Mood," "Best I Can" and "Finding My Way."

  • March 22, 1975: Second Anniversary Show

    Highlights from past shows:
    --The Rolling Stones (music videos) - "Silver Train," "Dancing with Mr. D" and "Angie."
    --Jim Croce (music video) - "Photographs And Memories."
    --Seals & Crofts - "Paper Airplanes" and "Diamond Girl."
    --Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good."
    --Linda Ronstadt & The Eagles - "Desperado."
    --Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary."
    --Maria Muldaur - "Midnight at the Oasis" and "I'm A Woman."
    --Billy Preston - "Will It Go Round In Circles?"
    --Johnny Winter - "Jumpin' Jack Flash."
    ---Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy."
    --The Eagles - "Doolin Dalton."

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  • March 15, 1975: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Pulse, Steppenwolf

    Songs include:
    --Steppenwolf - "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Get into The Wind," and "Fool's Fantasy."
    --Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - "Compared to What" and "Freedom Jazz Dance."
    --Pulse

  • March 8, 1975: Fania All-Stars, Jay Gruska, Honk, Roger McGuinn

    Guest host: Doug Weston, owner of The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles.
    Performers:
    --Roger McGuinn (formerly of the Byrds) - Lover of The Bayou," "I'm So Restless," "Wasn't Born To Follow," "Do What You Want To Do," "So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star," "Mr. Spaceman" and "Eight Miles High."
    --Fania All-Stars - "Soul Makossa" and one other song.
    --Jay Gruska - "Every Time I Try" and two other songs.
    --Honk - "Hesitation," "Oh Daddy Blues," "Home" and "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave."

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  • March 1, 1975: Ross (Alan Ross Band), Isis, T-Rex

    --T. Rex - "Jeepster," "Zip Gun Boogie," "Token Of My Love" and "Bang A Gong (Get It On)."
    --Ross - "Changes," "Alright by Me" and one other song.
    --Isis - "Do The Football" and "Rubber Boy."

  • February 22, 1975: Average White Band, The Guess Who, Labelle

    --Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces," "Work To Do," "I Just Can't Give You Up" and "Got The Love."
    --The Guess Who - "No Time," "Dancin' Fool," "Long Gone," "Straighten Out" and "Glamour Boy."
    --Labelle - "Are You Lonely?" "What Can I Do For You?" "You Turn Me On" and "Somebody Somewhere."

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  • February 15, 1975: Fancy (on film), Fanny, Raspberries, Tim Weisberg

    --Fanny - "Rock and Roll Survivors," "Get Out of the Jungle" and one other song.
    --The Raspberries - "Overnight Sensation," "Go All The Way," "Let's Pretend," "Starting Over," "All Through The Night" and "Play On."
    --Tim Weisberg - "Invisible Messenger," "Scrabble Z" and two other songs.
    --Fancy (promo video) - "Touch Me."

  • February 8, 1975: Sparks / Stampeders / Bill Wyman / Arrows (videos)

    Music:
    --Sparks - "Something For The Girl With Everything" "Talent Is An Asset" "Hasta Mañana Monsieur" "Thank God it's Not Christmas," "B.C." and "Here In Heaven."
    --Bill Wyman (lip-synch) - "White Lightnin'," "Mighty Fine Time," 3rd song (title unknown), and "Monkey Grip Glue."
    --Stampeders - songs include "In the Shadows," "Marigold" and "Wild Eyes."
    --Arrows (music videos) - "Touch Too Much" and "Tough Enough."

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  • January 25, 1975: Roy Buchanan / Chick Corea & Return To Forever / Ozark Mountain Daredevils

    Music:
    --Ozark Mountain Daredevils - "You Made It Right," "If You Wanna Get To Heaven," "Road To Glory," "Chicken Train," "Spaceship Orion," "Standin' On The Rock," "Black Sky" and a harmonica rave-up.
    --Roy Buchanan - "In The Beginning" and "Train Blues."
    --Chick Corea & Return To Forever - "Vulcan Worlds," "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and one more song.

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  • January 18, 1975: B.T. Express, Hot Tuna, R.E.O. Speedwagon, ABBA (video)

    Music:
    --Hot Tuna - "Come Back Baby," "Serpent Of Dreams," "Police Dog Blues," "I See The Light" and one other song.
    --REO Speedwagon - "Down By The Dam," "Son Of A Poor Man," "Lost In A Dream" and "Do Your Best."
    --B.T. Express - "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)," "That's What I Want For You Baby" and "Express."
    --ABBA (music video) - "Waterloo."

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  • January 11, 1975 (NYC air date): Linda Ronstadt / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Vassar Clements / John Hartford / Steve Martin

    Music:
    --Linda Ronstadt - "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," "When Will I Be Loved?" "Heart Like A Wheel," "You're No Good," "You Can Close Your Eyes," "Faithless Love" and "Silver Threads and Golden Needles."
    --Linda Ronstadt & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Hey Good Lookin'."
    --Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Battle Of New Orleans," "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" and "Cosmic Cowboy."
    --Vassar Clements and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Young Love," "Teardrops In My Eyes" and an instrumental jam.
    --John Hartford - "Turn Your Radio On" and two more songs (possibly "Hey Babe You Wanna Boogie" and "Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie").
    Comedy:
    --Steve Martin (stand-up routine).

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  • January 11, 1975 (LA air date): The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Redbone, Roy Wood's Wizzard

    Music:
    --Redbone - "Witch Queen of New Orleans," "One More Time" and "Motivation."
    --Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Redneck," "Long Tall Sally," "Angel (What In The World's Come Over Us)" and "Help Yourself."
    --Roy Wood's Wizzard - "But She’ll Be Gone," "Angel Fingers," "Forever," "Goin’ Down The Road," "This Is The Story Of My Love" and an instrumental swing-jazz tune.

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  • January 4, 1975: Bloodstone, Golden Earring, Jo Jo Gunne

    Music:
    --Golden Earring - "Radar Love," "Big Tree, Blue Sea," "Vanilla Queen," "Candy's Going Bad" and a reprise of "Radar Love."
    --Jo Jo Gunne - "99 Days," "She Said Allright," "Run Run Run" and one other song.
    --Bloodstone - "Let Me Ride" and "That's Not How It Goes" (and possibly "I Need Time").

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  • December 14, 1974: Blue Swede, Fleetwood Mac, Weather Report

    Music:
    --Fleetwood Mac - "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)," "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love," "Bermuda Triangle," "Rattlesnake Shake," "Shake Your Moneymaker" and "Black Magic Woman."
    --Blue Swede - "Hooked On A Feeling," "I Didn't Sing (In The New York Subway)," "Never My Love" and "Rock & Roll."
    --Weather Report - "Boogie Woogie Waltz."

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  • December 7, 1974: Focus, New Birth, UFO

    Focus - "Hocus Pocus," "Birth" and 2 other songs.
    UFO - "Space Child," "Doctor Doctor," "Rock Bottom" and 2 other songs.
    New Birth - "Wildflower" and "I Can Understand It."

  • November 30, 1974: Foghat, The Edgar Winter Group (with Dan Hartman and Rick Derringer)

    --Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride" (Dan Hartman, lead vocals), "Easy Street," "All American Boy" (Rick Derringer, lead vocals), "River's Rising" (Dan Hartman, lead vocals), "Do Like Me," "Teenage Love Affair" (Rick Derringer, lead vocals) and "Do Like Me."
    --Foghat - "Hate To See You Go," "Eight Days On The Road," ""Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie," "Dreamer," and "Maybelline."
    --Edgar Winter Group - "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" (Rick Derringer, lead vocals) and a reprise of "Free Ride."

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  • November 23, 1974: Felix Cavaliere, Donovan, Michael Murphey

    --Donovan - "Sunshine Superman" (with announcer's voice over), unknown song, "Ride-A-Mile," "Rock 'n' Roll with Me," "Catch The Wind," "Your Broken Heart" and "Bye, Bye Girl."
    --Felix Cavaliere (with Elliot Randall on guitar) - "Future Train," "Everlasting Love," "I Am A Gambler" and "Funky Friday."
    --Michael Murphey (aka Michael Martin Murphey) - "You Can Only Say So Much," "Southwestern Pilgrimage," "Geronimo's Cadillac" and a reprise of "You Can Only Say so Much."

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  • November 16, 1974: Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, The Ohio Players, John Sebastian

    --John Sebastian - "Dixie Chicken," "Stories We Could Tell" and 2 unknown songs.
    --Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show - "Queen of The Silver Dollar," "Yodel Song (I Need A Little This-A Little That)" (featuring Ray Sawyer's yodeling), "Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me" and "Insane Asylum."
    --The Ohio Players - "Jive Turkey," "Heaven Must Be Like This" and "Skin Tight."
    --John Sebastian - "Sportin' Life Blues," unknown song, "Friends Again," "Black Satin Kid" and "Rainbows All Over Your Blues."

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  • November 9, 1974: New York Dolls, Rufus, Uriah Heep

    --Rufus - "Tell Me Something Good."
    --Uriah Heep - "Easy Road," "So Tired" and "I Won't Mind."
    --The New York Dolls (taped July 24, 1974) - "(There's Gonna Be a) Showdown," "Stranded in the Jungle," "Trash," "Milkman" (a.k.a. "Chatterbox"), "Don't Start Me Talking" and "Personality Crisis."

  • November 2, 1974: Electric Flag, Robert Klein, Rory Gallagher, Steeleye Span

    --Rory Gallagher - "Cradle Rock," "They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore," and "Who's That Coming?"
    --Electric Flag (with Mike Bloomfieid and Buddy Miles) - "The One You Are," "Every Now and Then," "The Band Kept Playing" and 1 other song.
    --Robert Klein (comedian) - does a comedy routine with harmonica, pokes fun at commercials.
    --Steeleye Span - "Gaudete," "Gamble Gold," "Two Magicians" and 1 other song.
    --Rory Gallagher - "Million Miles Away" and a reprise of "They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore."

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  • October 26, 1974: Ashford and Simpson, Dave Mason, Jim Stafford

    --Dave Mason - "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Baby...Please" and "The Lonely One."
    --Jim Stafford performs "Wildwood Weed," "Swamp Witch," "Garbage Can Blues (One Man Band)" and a Flamenco guitar bit.
    --Ashford & Simpson sing "Everybody's Got To Give It Up," "I Need Your Light" and a medley of songs they wrote ("Let's Go Get Stoned," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "You're All I Need To Get By," "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough").
    --Dave Mason - "Every Woman," "World In Changes," "All Along The Watchtower," "Misty Morning Stranger," and a reprise of "Gimme Some Lovin'."

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  • October 19, 1974: The Rolling Stones (on tape/film), Waylon Jennings, Kool and the Gang
    The Rolling Stones (music videos) - "Till the Next Goodbye," "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."
    The Rolling Stones (clips from the movie 'Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones') - "All Down the Line," "Bye Bye Johnnie" and "Love in Vain."
    Waylon Jennings - "Ain't No God In Mexico," "You Can Have Her," "Honky Tonk Heroes," "Waymore's Blues," "This Time" and "Slow Rollin' Low."
    Kool and the Gang - "Hollywood Swinging," "Jungle Boogie" and "Funky Stuff."
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  • October 12, 1974: Bad Company, Rare Earth, Renaissance
    Bad Company - "Bad Company," "Ready for Love," "Little Miss Fortune," "Rock Steady" and "Can't Get Enough."
    Rare Earth - "Get Ready"
    Renaissance - "Can You Understand?" and "Black Flame."
    Bad Company - "The Stealer" and "Can't Get Enough" (reprise).
  • October 5, 1974: Curtis Mayfield, The Stylistics, The Natural Four
    Curtis Mayfield - "Kung Fu," "Love Me (Right In The Pocket)," "Sweet Exorcist" and "Ain't Got Time."
    The Stylistics - "Rockin' Roll Baby," "Let's Put It All Together," 3rd song (unknown title), and "You Make Me Feel Brand New."
    The Natural Four - 1st song (unknown title), "Things Will Be Better Tomorrow," "Try Love Again" and "Can This Be Real?"
    The Natural Four - "You Bring Out the Best in Me."
    The Stylistics - "Betcha by Golly, Wow" and "You Are Everything."
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  • September 28, 1974: Dr. John, Johnny Nash, Graham Central Station
    Dr. John - "Peace Brother Peace," "Tipitina," "Such A Night," "Quitters Never Win," 5th song - unknown title, and "Didn't He Ramble?"
    Johnny Nash - "I Can See Clearly Now," 2nd song - unknown title, and "My Merry-Go-Round."
    Graham Central Station - "Feel The Need," "I Believe In You" and "Release Yourself."
    Johnny Nash - "You Can't Go Halfway."
    Dr. John - "Qualified" and "Didn't He Ramble?"
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  • September 21, 1974: The O'Jays, The Hues Corporation, The Commodores, The Impressions
    The O'Jays - "Back Stabbers," "Put Your Hands Together" and "For the Love of Money."
    The Hues Corporation - "All Goin' Down Together," "Love Train" (cover of The O'Jays hit), "Freedom for the Stallion" and "Rock the Boat."
    The Commodores - "Machine Gun," "I Feel Sanctified" and "Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong."
    The Impressions - "People Get Ready," "It's All Right," "Talking About My Baby"/"Woman's Got Soul" medley, and "Finally Got Myself Together."
    The O'Jays - "When the World's at Peace."
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