Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Season 6

(ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • Jimmy Castor Bunch / Burton Cummings / Maureen Murphy / Bad Company / The Doors (on film) /Videos by Kate Bush, Uriah Heep

    --Burton Cummings - "Break It To Them Gently," "Draggin' Em Down The Line" and "Your Backyard."
    --Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Space Age," "Bertha Butt Boogie" and "E Man Boogie."
    --Bad Company (live performances, possibly on film) - "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" and "Can't Get Enough."
    --The Doors (B&W performances from the 1968 Granada TV special 'The Doors Are Open') - "Light My Fire" and "Unknown Soldier."
    --Uriah Heep (music videos) - "One More Night" and "Falling In Love."
    --Kate Bush (music videos) - "Wuthering Heights" and "The Man With The Child In His Eyes."
    --Maureen Murphy (stand-up comedian) - monologue includes jokes about dating.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Mr. Roger's Neighborhood parody & a caveman sketch.

  • May 12, 1979: Black Sabbath / The Outlaws / The Temptations / Switch / April Kelly / Williams & Ree / Alicia Bridges (videos)

    --Outlaws - Take It Anyway You Want It" and "Cry Some More."
    --Switch (lip-sync) - There'll Never Be" and "I Wanna Be Closer."
    --The Temptations - "There Is No Stopping (Til We Set The Whole World Rockin')," "Who Are You (And What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life)?" and "Ever Ready Love."
    --The Temptations - medley of hits: "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Blue)," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Just My Imagination" and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone."
    --Black Sabbath (live performance, possibly a music video) - "Never Say Die."
    --Alicia Bridges (music video) - "I Love The Nightlife" and "Body Heat."
    --Williams & Ree (comedy team) - tell a comic Native American story and perform the song "Running Bear."
    --April Kelly (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) Drug Education; (2) "Rock Rap" music news with fake Bob Dylan interview.

  • May 5, 1979: Herbie Mann / Jan & Dean / Village People / Elayne Boosler

    --The Village People (performing live) - "Macho Man" and "YMCA."
    --Herbie Mann - "Superman" and an unknown jazz instrumental song.
    --Jan & Dean (lip-sync) - "Surf City" and "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena."
    --Barry Mann (music video) - "Almost Gone."
    --Leo Sayer (music video) - "How Much Love?"
    --Dan Hill (music video) - "Sometimes When We Touch."
    --Gentle Giant (music videos) - "Giant For A Day" and "Words from the Wise."
    --Joan Armatrading (music video) - "Baby I" and "Bottom To The Top."
    --Elayne Boosler (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - "Rock Rap" music news: a female hippie and punk rock at a slumber party.

  • March 17, 1979: Bob Dubac (guest host) / Sarah Dash / Joe Cocker / Byron Allen / The Unknown Comic

    Guest host: Bob Dubac (comedian-magician) appears throughout the show.
    --Sarah Dash - "Sinner Man" (lip-sync, with series regulars The Disco Dance Dimensions).
    --Joe Cocker - "Lady Put The Light Out."
    --Rod Stewart (music videos) - "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Ain't Love A Bitch?"
    --Olivia Newton John (music video) - "A Little More Love."
    --Mike Nesmith (music video) - "Rio."
    --Klaatu (music video, animated) - "A Routine Day."
    --Byron Allen (stand-up).
    --The Unknown Comic (stand-up routine).
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches feature Tony "Hot Wax" Gianelli (in three segments) and "Beach Party Hall of Fame" (also three segments).
    Also appearing:
    --Larry Wilson (magic act) - card trick with volunteer from audience.
    --Kevin Dole films: (1) stop-motion film with banana (runs approx. 2.5 minutes); (2) "Once Upon A Time" - a look at college life (runs approx. 4 min. - 45 sec).

  • March 3, 1979: Jimmie Walker / The Dudek, Finnigan, Krueger Band (videos) / Videos by Dan Hartman, Janis Ian, Queen

    --Dan Hartman (music videos) - "Instant Replay" and "This Is It."
    --Queen (music videos) - "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race."
    --Dudek Finnigan Krueger Band (music videos) - "Run For Cover" "Just One Minute More" and "Gonna Move."
    --Janis Ian (music videos, w/live vocals) - "That Grand Illusion," "The Bridge," "I Need To Live Alone Again," "Tonight Will Last Forever" and "Silly Habits."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
    --Jimmie Walker (stand-up comedy)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - "Rock Rap" music news & a Disco music sketch.

  • February 24, 1979: Seals and Crofts / Glen Campbell / Maureen McGovern / Doug Kershaw / The Seals Brothers

    --Seals & Crofts - "Magnolia Moon," "Summer Breeze," "Hummingbird," "We May Never Pass This Way (Again)," "Get Closer," "Diamond Girl," "You're The Love," "Forever Like The Rose" and an instrumental jam.
    --Glen Campbell - "Love's for Love" and "If This Was The Last Song."
    --Maureen McGovern - "You Loved Me Too Late"
    --The Seals Brothers (Jim, Eddie, and "England" Dan) - "Ashes In The Snow."
    --Doug Kershaw, Glen Campbell, Seals & Crofts - "Louisiana Man."
    --Dash Crofts - "One More Time."

  • February 17, 1979: Jimmy Cliff and Oneness / Van Morrison / Rose Royce / Ronnie Schell

    --Van Morrison (performing live) - "Wavelength," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Checkin' It Out," "Kingdom Hall" and "Caravan."
    --Rose Royce (lip-sync) - "Do It, Do It."
    --Jimmy Cliff and Oneness (performing live) - "The Harder They Come," "Universal Love (Beyond The Boundaries)," "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Stand Up & Fight."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to "Boogie Oogie Oogie."
    --Ronnie Schell (comedian, from "Gomer Pyle USMC") - stand-up monologue.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) A Vaudeville-performance of "Me & My Shadow"; (2) Clown Family sketch.

  • February 10, 1979: Rick James & The Stone City Band / Bobby Kelton / Music videos by Devo, The Jacksons, David Johansen, and Santana

    --Rick James and the Stone City Band (lip-sync) - "Mary Jane," "Sexy Lady" and "Hollywood."
    --The Jacksons (music video) - "Blame It On The Boogie."
    --Devo (music videos) - "We Are Devo" and "Come Back Jonee."
    --David Johansen Group (music videos, live performances) - "Funky But Chic" and "Girls."
    --Santana (music videos, live performances) - "Well All Right," "Open Invitation" and "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to Sarah Dash's record "Sinner Man."
    --Bobby Kelton (stand-up comedian)

  • February 3, 1979: Sylvester / Sarah Dash / Franklyn Ajaye / David Bowie (concert film) / Heatwave (video)

    --Sylvester - "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" and "Dance (Disco Heat)."
    --Sarah Dash (lip-sync performance) - "Sinner Man," "(Come And Take This) Candy From Your Baby" and "You."
    --David Bowie (on film, live concert performance)- "Hang On To Yourself," "Ziggy Stardust," "What In The World?" "Blackout" and an instrumental song.
    --Heatwave (music videos) - "Mind Blowing Decisions" and "Party Poops."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to a Disco version of the "Close Encounters of The Third Kind" theme.
    --Franklyn Ajaye (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - appear in two "Rock Rap" (music news parody) sketches.

  • December 2, 1978: Evelyn 'Champagne' King / Thin Lizzy / Art Metrano / The Moody Blues (videos) / City Boy (video)

    --Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Dancin' Dancin' Dancin'," "Shame" and "I Don't Know If It's Right."
    --Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town," "Emerald," "Dancin' In The Moonlight," "Genocide (The Killing of The Buffalo)," "Are You Ready?" and "Sha La La."
    --The Moody Blues (music videos) - "Steppin' In A Slide Zone" and "Had To Fall In Love."
    --City Boy (music videos) - "What A Night" and "5-7-0-5."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to Andy Gibb's record "Shadow Dancing."
    --Art Metrano (comic magician)

  • November 25, 1978: Best of Season Five (1977-78)

    Highlights from Season 5 (1977-78)
    --The Brothers Johnson - "Strawberry Letter 23."
    --Andy Gibb - "I Just Want To Be Your Everything."
    --Frankie Valli - "Swearin' To God."
    --The Spinners - "Rubberband Man."
    --Rod Stewart (music video) - "Hot Legs"
    --Kansas (music video) - "Dust In The Wind"
    --The Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster."
    --Stephen Bishop - "On And On."
    --Chuck Berry - "Roll Over Beethoven."
    --Peter Allen - "I Go To Rio."
    --Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Exodus."
    --The Unknown Comic (stand-up comedian)
    --Steve Landesberg (stand-up comedian)

  • November 18, 1978: Harry Chapin / Tom Chapin / Steve Chapin / Bob Dubac / Tim Thomerson

    --Harry Chapin - "Dancin' Boy," "Jenny," "Mr. Tanner," "Flowers Are Red," "A Better Place To Be" and "Poor Damned Fool."
    --Tom Chapin - "In the City of Mercy" and one other song.
    --Steve Chapin - "Love Is Not In Season."
    --Bob Dubac (comic magician)
    --Tim Thomerson (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) Western saloon bit with Gary Mule Deer; (2) "Rock Rap" music news; and (3) Hillbilly courting bit.

  • November 11, 1978: The Emotions / Lenny Williams / David Letterman / Videos by Blondie, Alice Cooper, and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

    --The Emotions (performing live) - "Whole Lot of Shakin'," "Walking The Line," "Best of My Love," "Smile" and "Flowers."
    --Lenny Williams - "You Got Me Running" and "Cause I Love You."
    --Blondie (music video) - "Denis."
    --Alice Cooper (music video) - "How You Gonna See Me Now?"
    --Richie Blackmore's Rainbow (music videos) - "Long Live Rock N Roll" and "Gates of Babylon."
    --David Letterman (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - perform two "Rock Rap" music news sketches.

  • November 4, 1978: A Taste of Honey / REO Speedwagon / Jay Leno / Climax Blues Band (video)

    --A Taste of Honey (performing live) - "Disco Dancin'," "World Spin," "Boogie Oogie Oogie," "This Love of Ours" and "Distant."
    --REO Speedwagon (performing live) - "Roll With The Changes," "Time For Me To Fly," "Keep Pushin'" and "Ridin' The Storm Out."
    --Climax Blues Band (music video) - "Mistress Moonshine."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to a Disco version of the "Star Wars" theme.
    --Jay Leno (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: "Fantasy Island" parody (part one); Spelling Bee sketch; "Rock Rap" (music news); "Fantasy Island" parody (part two); and a WWII movie parody.

  • October 28, 1978: Exile / The Trammps / Chris Rea / Charlie Hill / Carole Bayer Sager (videos) / UFO (video)

    --Exile (lip-sync performance) - "Kiss You All Over" "Never Gonna Stop" "Stay With Me" and "One Step At A Time."
    --The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" "That's Where The Happy People Go" and "The Night The Lights Went Out."
    --Chris Rea (lip-sync) - "Fool (If You Think It's Over)"
    --Carole Bayer Sager (music video) - "It's The Falling In Love" and "I Don't Wanna Dance No More."
    --UFO (music video, live performance) - "Only You Can Rock Me."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps
    --Charlie Hill (Native American comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - perform three "Rock Rap" (music news) sketches and a parody of the American Express commercials.

  • October 21, 1978: War / Jean-Luc Ponty / Stormin' Norman and Suzy / Dale Gonyea / Rick Podell

    --War - "Baby Face (She Said Do Do Do Do)," "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and "Cisco Kid."
    --Jean-Luc Ponty - "Enigmatic Ocean," "Mirage" and "Wandering On The Milky Way."
    --Stormin' Norman & Suzy - "Oceans of Love" and one other song.
    --Rick Podell, (stand-up comedy)
    --Dale Gonyea (pianist-comedian) performs "Nobody Knows My Mom."
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sinking Ship & Bon Voyage sketches.

  • Nick Gilder / The Sylvers / Mike Preminger / Electric Light Orchestra (videos) / Walter Murphy Band (videos)

    --Nick Gilder (performing live) - "Hot Child In The City," "Got To Get Out," "Here Comes The Night" and "Frustration."
    --The Sylvers (lip-sync performance) - "Boogie Fever," "Come Dance with Me" and "Swept For You Baby."
    --Electric Light Orchestra (music videos) - "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Turn To Stone," "Wild West Hero" and "Mr. Blue Sky."
    --Walter Murphy Band (music videos) - "The Music Will Not End" and "Gentle Explosion."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (series regulars) dance to the Village People's record "Macho Man."
    --Mike Preminger (comedian) - stand-up routine.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - appear in three sketches: a cheerleader skit, Playboy Club, and a Kitty Ball commercial parody.

  • October 7, 1978: Tony Orlando / Linda Clifford / Tom Dreeson / Dave Mason (videos)

    --Tony Orlando (performing live) - "That's Rock'n Roll," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Since I Met You Baby," "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Don't Let Go."
    --Linda Clifford (performing live) - "If My Friends Could See Me Now, " "Runaway Love," "Keep Smiling" and "Gypsy Lady."
    --Dave Mason (music videos) - "Don't It Make You Wonder?" "Share Your Love" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - perform to Frankie Valli's record "Grease."
    --Tom Dreeson (stand-up comedian)

  • September 30, 1978: Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77 / Ram Jam / Marty Cohen / Joe Restivo / Journey (videos) / Meat Loaf (video)

    --Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 - "The Real Thing," "Mas Que Nada," "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)" and "Fool On The Hill."
    --Ram Jam - "Black Betty," "All For The Love of Rock & Roll," "Keep Your Hands On The Wheel" and "Too Bad On Your Birthday."
    --Meat Loaf (music video) - "Paradise by The Dashboard Light."
    --Journey (music videos) - "Feeling That Way" and "Lights."
    --Plus, scenes from the movie "Grease" with Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.
    --Joe Restivo (stand-up comedian) - imitates male singers.
    --Marty Cohen (stand-up monologue)

  • September 23, 1978: Cheryl Ladd / Con Funk Shun / David Sayh / Jethro Tull (video)

    --Cheryl Ladd - "Think It Over," "The Rose Nobody Knows" and "Lady Gray."
    --Con Funk Shun (performing live in Houston, Texas) - songs include "Confunkshunizeya," "So Easy," "Make It Last" and "Ffun."
    --Jethro Tull (music video) - "Heavy Horses."
    Also appearing:
    --David Sayh (stand-up comedian) - monologue topics include TV commercials and pets.
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (series regulars) dance to "Salsation."

  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly / Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. / Richard Belzer / George Miller / Wings (music video)

    --Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. - "You Don't Have to Be a Star," "Shine On Silver Moon," "Carry Me" and "I Thank You."
    --Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - "Workin' Together," Golden Time of Day," "Travelin' Man," "You're Not the Same."
    --Paul McCartney & Wings (music video) - "I've Had Enough."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (series regulars) - dance to Donna Summer's record "Last Dance."
    --Richard Belzer (stand-up comedian) - routine includes imitations of Jack Nicholson, lounge singers, Mick Jagger, Nixon singing, etc.
    --George Miller (stand-up comedian) - routine includes jokes about his childhood, dieting, etc.