Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Season 3

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(ended 1982)

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Episode Guide

  • March 26, 1976: Highlights from the 1975-76 Season

    Special episode featuring highlights from the 1975-76 season.
    Performances by Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath, Captain & Tennille, Janis Ian, LaBelle, Barry Manilow, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Sha Na Na, and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
    Music videos by Bad Company and Roger Daltrey.

  • March 19, 1976: Gladys Knight & The Pips / The Undisputed Truth / The Crusaders / Doug Kershaw & Slidin' Jake

    Music:
    --The Undisputed Truth - "Smiling Faces Sometimes" and "UFO's."
    --Gladys Knight & The Pips - "I've Got To Use My Imagination," "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me," "On And On," "Midnight Train To Georgia," "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."
    --Doug Kershaw - "Mama's Got The Know How."
    --Slidin' Jake & Doug Kershaw - "Orange Blossom Special" and "Louisiana Man."
    --The Crusaders perform two jazz instrumental songs.
    On tape: Vintage performances by The Doors, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding (from the 1967 WPIX TV special "Murray The K In New York").

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  • March 12, 1976: Coke & Vida / Lisa Hartman / C.W. McCall / Ike & Tina Turner Revue / Queen (music video)

    Music:
    --Ike & Tina Turner Revue - "Oh My My," "Sexy Ida," "Baby, Get It On," "Only Women Bleed" and "I Want To Take You Higher."
    --Lisa Hartman - "He Ain't You," "Room Without A Door," "Somebody Been Lovin' Her," "Pickin' Up The Pieces" and "Kentucky Rainbows."
    --C.W. McCall - "Convoy," "Green River" and "Classified."
    --Coke & Vida - "Everything's Coming Our Way" and two other songs.
    --Queen (music video) - "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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  • March 5, 1976: Andrew Gold / Sha Na Na / Betty Wright

    Music:
    --Andrew Gold - "Heartaches In Heartaches," "That's Why I Love You," "Endless Flight" and "Go Back Home Again."
    --Betty Wright - "Open The Door To Your Heart," "Love Train" and "Everybody Was Rockin'."
    --Betty Wright - medley of other artists' hits: "Clean Up Woman," "Pillow Talk," "Yes I'm Ready," "I've Never Found A Man (To Love Me Like You Do)," "Me And Mrs. Jones," "Sunshine," "Let's Get Married" and "Where Is The Love (You Promised Me)?"
    --Sha Na Na - "Tears On My Pillow," "Tell Laura I Love Her," "Rockin' Robin," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Blue Moon."
    --Sha Na Na - medley of "Tequila," "Leader of The Pack" and "I Will Follow Him" (followed by a rumble dance).
    --Sha Na Na - medley: "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay," "Hound Dog," "Great Balls of Fire," "Sherry," "Surfin' USA," "My Girl," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Dance To The Music," "Pinball Wizard," "Crocodile Rock," "Little Darlin'" and "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay."
    --Sha Na Na - "Goodnight Sweetheart."

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  • February 27, 1976: The Hudson Brothers / Rufus featuring Chaka Khan / Tom Snow

    Music:
    --Chaka Khan & Rufus - "Once You Get Started," "You Got The Love," "I'm A Woman," "Sweet Thing" and "Have A Good Time."
    --The Hudson Brothers - "Apple Pie Hero," "Ma Ma Ma Baby," 3rd song (title unknown), "Hard On Me," 4th song (title unknown), and "Smooth Talker."
    --Tom Snow - "You," "Get Up And Live It" "Taking It All In Stride" and "Street Noise."
    --Roger Glover (music video) - "Love Is All" (animated scene from the movie "The Butterfly Ball").

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  • February 20, 1976: Ramsey Lewis / Johnny Rodriguez / 10cc (videos)

    --Ramsey Lewis - "What's The Name Of This Funk (Spider Man)?" "That's The Way of The World," "Don't It Feel Good?" "Juaacklyn" and "Sun Goddess."
    --Johnny Rodriguez - "Love Put A Song In My Heart," "I Really Don't Want To Know," "Pass Me By," "Something," "That's The Way Love Goes," "Ridin' My Thumb To Mexico," "I Couldn't Be Me Without You" and "I Can't Stop Loving You."
    --10cc (music videos) - "Art For Art's Sake," "I'm Not In Love," "Don't Hang Up" and "Head Room."

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  • February 13, 1976: Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart / Rory Gallagher / The Ohio Players

    --Rory Gallagher - "Let Me In," "I Take What I Want," "Ain't Too Good" and "Souped Up Ford."
    --The Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Sweet Sticky Thing" and "Honey."

    Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart segments:
    --Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart - "Last Train to Clarksville."
    --Davy Jones sings "I Wanna Be Free."
    --Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart - "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight."
    --Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart - "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."
    --Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart - "I'm a Believer" and "I Remember The Feeling."

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  • February 6, 1976: People's Choice / The Sensational Alex Harvey Band / Grover Washington Jr.

    Music:
    --Grover Washington Jr. - "Mister Magic" and "In a Sentimental Mood."
    --Grover Washington Jr. & Darryl Washington - instrumental song/title unknown.
    --The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - "Delilah," "Hot City Symphony - Pt. 1 - Vambo" and "The Hot City Symphony - Pt. 2 - Man in the Jar."
    --People's Choice - "Party Is A Groovy Thing," "Nursery Rhymes (Part I)" and "Do It Any Way You Wanna."

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  • January 30, 1976: Gloria Gaynor Revue, Jimmie Spheeris, Leslie West

    Music:
    --Gloria Gaynor Revue - "Casanova Brown," "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself," "How High The Moon," "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Reach Out, I'll Be There."
    --Big Al Downing (of The Gloria Gaynor Revue) - "I Love To Love."
    --Gloria Gaynor Revue (female back-up singer) - "Smile (Though Your Heart Is Aching)."
    --Leslie West (of the rock group Mountain) - "Down by the River," "House Of The Rising Sun" and "Mississippi Queen" (featuring drum solo by Carmine Appice).
    --Jimmie Spheeris - "Sunken Skies," "Dragon Is Dancing," "Since I Fell For You" and "I Am The Mercury."

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  • January 23, 1976: Flying Burrito Brothers / Sparks / The Staple Singers

    Music:
    --The Staple Singers - "Funky Love," "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again" and "I'll Take You There."
    --Sparks - "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us," "Without Using Hands," "Hospitality On Parade," "How Are You Getting Home?" and "In The Future" and "Looks, Looks, Looks."
    --Flying Burrito Brothers - "Dim Light, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)," "Bon Soir Blues," "Diggy Liggy Li," "Hot Burrito No. 2" and "Six Days On The Road."

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  • January 16, 1976: ABBA, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Esther Phillips, Gary Wright

    --ABBA - "SOS," "Hey Hey Helen," "Waterloo," "Rock Me" and "Mamma Mia."
    --The Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Dog Days," "Silent Treatment" and "Another Man's Woman."
    --Esther Phillips - "One Night Affair," "I Can Stand A Little Rain" and "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes."
    --Gary Wright - "Blind Feeling," "Dream Weaver," "Love Is Alive" and "Are You Weepin'?"

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  • January 9, 1976: Jimmy Cliff / Joe Walsh & Friends

    Music:
    --Joe Walsh - "Meadows," "Walk Away," "Mother Says," "Welcome To The Club," "Turn To Stone," "Rocky Mountain Way," "Get Back" and "Gimme Some Lovin'."
    --Joe Walsh & The Eagles - "Help Me Thru The Night."
    --Jimmy Cliff - "Fundamental Reggay," "I'm Gonna Live, I'm Gonna Love," "Remake The World" and "The Harder They Come."

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  • December 19, 1975: Harry Chapin / Tom Chapin / Loudon Wainwright III

    Music includes:
    Harry Chapin - "Dreams Go By," "Cat's in the Cradle" and "A Better Place to Be."
    Loudon Wainwright III - "Plane, Too" and "Down Drinking at the Bar."

  • December 12, 1975: David Essex, Kansas, Millie Jackson

    Music:
    --David Essex - "All The Fun of The Fair," "Rock On," "Good Old Rock And Roll," "Here It Comes Again" and "All The Fun of The Fair" (reprise).
    --Kansas - "Down The Road," "Mysteries And Mayhem," "The Pinnacle" and "Icarus - Borne On The Wings of Steel."
    --Millie Jackson - "Leftovers," "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" and "Loving Arms."

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  • December 5, 1975: Hoyt Axton / Melissa Manchester / New Riders of The Purple Sage

    Music:
    --Melissa Manchester - "Just Too Many People," "Happy Endings," "Just You And I" and "Love Havin' You Around."
    --New Riders of The Purple Sage - "Strangers On A Train," "Up Against The Wall, Redneck," "Take A Letter, Maria," "La Bamba," "I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady" and "Mighty Time."
    --Hoyt Axton - "Where Did The Money Go," "Lion In The Winter," "Telephone Booth," "Beyond These Walls" and "Sweet Misery."

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  • November 28, 1975: Janis Ian, Chuck Mangione Quartet, Pure Prairie League

    Music:
    --Janis Ian - "When The Party's Over," "At Seventeen," "Water Colors," "In The Winter" and "Stars."
    --Pure Prairie League - "Two Lane Highway," "Pickin' To Beat the Devil," "Kansas City Southern," "Harvest," "Aren't You Mine?" and "Just Can't Believe It."
    --Chuck Mangione Quartet - "Land of Make Believe" and two other songs.

  • November 21, 1975: Kool & The Gang / The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Gino Vannelli

    Music:
    --Kool And The Gang - "Spirit of The Boogie," "The Penguin," "Mother Earth" and "Winter Sadness."
    --Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Rocky Top," "Ripplin' Waters," "Bayou Jubilee," "Diggy Liggy Lo," (5th song title unknown), "Fish Song" and "Moon Just Turned Blue."
    --Gino Vannelli - "People Gotta Move," "Keep On Walking" and "Powerful People."

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  • November 14, 1975: Graham Central Station, Emmylou Harris, Steppenwolf

    Music:
    --Steppenwolf - "Mr. Penny Pincher," "Caroline (Are You Ready For The Outlaw World)," "Just For Tonight," "Someone Told A Lie," "Hard Rock Road" and "Another's Lifetime."
    --Graham Central Station - "We've Been Waiting," "It's Alright," "Release Yourself," "Your Love" and "The Jam."
    --Emmylou Harris - "Bluebird Wine," "Wheels," "If I Could Only Win Your Love," "Amarillo," "Too Far Gone" and "Jambalaya."

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  • November 7, 1975: Herbie Hancock, Labelle

    --Herbie Hancock - "Hang Up Your Hang Ups," "Bubbles" and one more song.
    --Labelle (Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash) - "Nightbird," "Black Holes In The Sky," "Good Intentions," "Lady Marmalade," "What Can I Do For You?" "Slow Burn," "(Can I Speak To You Before You Go To) Hollywood?" and "Messin' with My Mind."

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  • October 31, 1975: The Captain & Tennille / Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen / Tavares / Sparks (video)

    Music:
    --The Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Mind Your Love," "The Way I Want To Touch You," "1954 Boogie Blues," "Gentle Stranger" and "Good Songs."
    --Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - "Armenian Folk Dance" (correct title?), "It's Gonna Be One of Those Nights," "The Shadow Knows" (with backing vocals by Nicolette Larson), "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar," "Paid In Advance" and "Too Much Fun."
    --Tavares - "Free Ride," "Too Late," "She's Gone" and "It Only Takes A Minute."
    --Sparks (music video) - "Get In The Swing."

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  • October 24, 1975: B.T. Express, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow

    Songs include:
    --B.T. Express - "Give It What You Got" and "Close to You."
    --Natalie Cole - "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and "Your Face Stays in My Mind."
    --Barry Manilow - "Could It Be Magic?" and "It's a Miracle."

  • October 17, 1975: Black Sabbath, Mahogany Rush, New Birth

    Songs include:
    --Black Sabbath - "Paranoid," "Killing Yourself to Live" and "War Pigs."
    --Mahogany Rush - "Strange Universe."
    --New Birth - "Dream Merchant" and "Grandaddy."

  • October 10, 1975: Eddie Kendricks, Mirabai, Uriah Heep

    Music:
    --Uriah Heep - "Prima Donna," "Return To Fantasy," "Easy Livin'," "Stealin'" and "Shady Lady."
    --Eddie Kendricks - "Happy," "Skippin' Work Today," "Get The Cream Off The Top" and "Boogie Down."
    --Eddie Kendricks - Temptations medley: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "The Girl's Alright With Me," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" and "Get Ready."
    --Mirabai - "Exactly What You Are," "To Be Young" and "Determination."

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  • October 3, 1975: The Amazing Rhythm Aces / Buddy Miles and The Earth Rockers / Roger Daltrey (videos/film)

    Music:
    --Amazing Rhythm Aces - "Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights," "Hit The Nail On The Head," "Why Can't I Be Satisfied?" "Ella B" and "Third Rate Romance."
    --Buddy Miles & The Earth Rockers - "Rockin' & Rollin' On The Streets of Hollywood" "No Time For Sorrow" "Blues City," "Do It To Me" and "My Last Words of Love."
    --Roger Daltrey (music videos) - "Milk Train," "Oceans Away," "Proud" "Near To Surrender," "Walking The Dog" and "Come & Get Your Love."
    --Roger Daltrey (on film, clip from "Tommy") - "Listening To You."

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  • September 26, 1975: The Commodores / Rare Earth / Spanky and Our Gang / Bad Company (videos)

    Music:
    --The Commodores - "Machine Gun," "Slippery When Wet," "I Feel Sanctified" and "Wide Open."
    --Spanky & Our Gang - "L.A. Freeway," "When I Wanna," "Standing Room Only," "Since You've Gone" and one other song.
    --Rare Earth - "Keeping Me Out of The Storm" "Boogie With Me Children" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You."
    --Bad Company (music videos) - "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Feel Like Makin' Love."

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  • September 19, 1975: Chuck Berry, ingrid Berry, Johnny Rivers, Ruby Starr & Grey Ghost

    Music:
    --Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode" and "Reelin' & Rockin'."
    --Billy Peek - "It Came Out Of The Sky."
    --Chuck Berry & Ingrid Berry - "Baby, What You Want Me To Do."
    --Chuck Berry - "Nadine (Is It You?)," "My Ding-A-Ling" and "House Lights."
    --Johnny Rivers - "Wild Night," "Summer Rain," "The Tracks Of My Tears," "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" and "Poor Side Of Town."
    --Grey Ghost & Ruby Starr - "Burnin' Whiskey," "Sweet, Sweet, Sweet," "Long Wait" and "Living Proof."
    --Johnny Rivers - "Help Me, Rhonda."

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