Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Season 7

(ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • The Bar-Kays / Molly Hatchet / Goldfinger & Dove / Jerry Winnick / Videos by The Motors, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, XTC

    --The Bar-Kays - "Move Your Boogie Body," "Today Is The Day" and "Shake Your Rump To The Funk."
    --Molly Hatchet - "Flirtin' With Disaster," "Gator Country" and "Dreams I'll Never See."
    --Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (music video) - "Refugee."
    --The Motors (music video) - "Love And Loneliness."
    --XTC (music videos) - "Making Plans For Nigel" and "Life Begins At The Hop."
    --Jerry Winnick (stand-up comedian).
    --Neil Challahan (comedian) - does a dog food parody titled "Last Of The Wild Mustangs."
    Also appearing:
    --Goldfinger & Dove (magic act) - appear in two segments.

  • May 17, 1980: The Police / Gary Yudman / Goldfinger & Dove / Videos by Fleetwood Mac, Nazareth, Linda Ronstadt, The Specials

    --The Police (performing live) - "Roxanne," "Message In A Bottle," "Can't Stand Losing You," "Next To You," "Walking On The Moon," "The Bed's Too Big Without You" and "Deathwish."
    --Fleetwood Mac (music video, concert film) - "Sara."
    --Linda Ronstadt (videos taped in recording studio, with live vocals) - "How Do I Make You?" and "Hurt So Bad."
    --The Specials (music videos) - "Gangsters" and "Message To You Rudy."
    --Nazareth (music video) - "Holiday."
    Also appearing:
    --Gary Yudman (stand-up comedian)
    --Goldfinger & Dove (magic act)

  • May 10, 1980: Pat Benatar / Richard Robinson / Diane Nichols / Videos by Gary Numan, Pink Floyd, Prince, Toto

    --Pat Benatar (performing live) - "Heartbreaker," "I Need A Lover," "We Live for Love" and "No You Don't."
    --Gary Numan (music videos) - "Cars" and "Down in the Park."
    --Pink Floyd (music video) - "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)."
    --Prince (music videos) - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"
    --Toto (music videos) - "99" and "All Us Boys."
    Also appearing:
    --Richard Robinson (vampire magician act) - appears in four segments during show.
    --Diane Nichols (stand-up comedian).

  • May 3, 1980: Cindy Bullens / Steve Forbert / Bobby Kelton / The Commodores (videos) / Fleetwood Mac (video)

    --Cindy Bullens - "Survivor," "Too Close To Home," "Steal The Night Away" and "Holding Me Crazy."
    --Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune," "Say Goodbye To Little Jo" and "Sweet Love That You Give Me (Sure Goes A Long, Long Way)."
    --Fleetwood Mac (music video) - "Tusk."
    --The Commodores (music videos) - "Still," "Sail On," "Midnight Magic" and "Wonderland."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to Denise Williams' record "I've Got The Next Dance."
    --Bobby Kelton (stand-up comedian) - talks about the energy crisis, beauty salons, and weight loss clinics.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches: (1) "Love Themes For The Nuclear Age" record offer parody and (2) a game show parody with Tony "Hot Wax" Gianelli.

  • April 26, 1980: Rick Derringer / Le Roux / Peter Pit / Cheap Trick (videos) / Lene Lovich (videos)

    --Rick Derringer - "Don't Ever Say Goodbye," "Guitars and Women," "Teenage Love Affair," "Hang On Sloopy" and "Jump, Jump, Jump."
    --Le Roux - "It Could Be The Fever," "New Orleans Ladies" and "Mystery."
    --Dennis Frederiksen (of Le Roux, aka David London) - performs a song from the "Can't Stop The Music" soundtrack.
    --Cheap Trick (music videos) - "The Dream Police," "Way Of The World" and "Voices."
    --Lene Lovich (music videos) - "Bird Song" and "Angels."
    --Peter Pit (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - do a sketch about Summer campers.

  • Kool & The Gang / Lou Rawls / Bobby Kosser / O'Brien and Severa / Captain & Tennille (video) / Rose Royce (videos)

    --Kool & The Gang - "Hangin' Out," "Too Hot," "Ladies Night" and "Got You Into My Life."
    --Lou Rawls - "Heartache (Just When You Think You're Loved)," "Old Times," "Sit Down And Talk To Me" and "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reason Than One)?"
    --Captain & Tennille (music video) - "Do That To Me One More Time."
    --Rose Royce (music videos) - "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" and "Is It Love You're After?"
    -- O'Brien and Severa (comedy team)
    --Bobby Kosser (stand-up comedian)

  • March 1, 1980: The Oak Ridge Boys / Peaches & Herb / Rick and Ruby / The Sports (videos) / UK (video)

    --Peaches & Herb - "Roller Skatin' Mate," "I Pledge My Love," "Gypsy Lady" and "Howzabout Some Love?"
    --The Oak Ridge Boys - "Dancing The Night Away," "Sail Away," "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight" and "Dream On."
    --Con Funk Shun - "Chase Me" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind."
    --The Sports (music videos) - "Who Listens To The Radio?" and "Don't Throw Stones."
    --UK (music video) - "Nothing To Lose."
    --Rick and Ruby (musical-comedy team of Brian Seff and Monica Ganas) - imitate various singers.

  • February 23, 1980: Bob Grill / The O'Jays / Paul Mooney / Janis Ian (video) / Roxy Music (video)

    --Rob Grill - "Rock Sugar," "Feel The Heat," "Strangers" and "Where Were You When I Needed You?"
    --The O'Jays (lip-sync) - "Forever Mine," "Get On Out and Party," "Sing A Happy Song," "I Want You Here With Me" and "Use Ta Be My Girl."
    --Janis Ian (music video) - "Fly Too High."
    --Roxy Music (music video) - "Angel Eyes."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to "Greased Lightning" from the 'Grease' soundtrack.
    --Paul Mooney (stand-up comedian)
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) & (2) 2-part Summer camp sketch; (3) "Love Songs For Short People" record offer.

  • Chic / REO Speedwagon / Jay Leno / Videos by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, David Johansen, The Village People

    --Chic - "My Feet Keep Dancing," "Le Freak" and "I Want Your Love."
    --REO Speedwagon - "Roll With The Changes," "Only The Strong Survive," "Easy Money," "Back On The Road Again" and "Keep Pushin'."
    --Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (music video) - "Here Comes My Girl."
    --David Johansen (music videos) - "Melody" and "Swaheto Woman."
    --Village People (music videos) - "Ready For The 80s" and "Sleazy."
    --Jay Leno (stand-up comedian)

  • February 9, 1980: Rupert Holmes / Tanya Tucker / Jimmie Walker / Dick Lord / Rufus and Chaka Khan (videos) / Squeeze (video)

    --Tanya Tucker - "Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone," "Crossfire Of Desire," "Blind Love," "Tear Me Apart" and "Somebody Must Have Loved You Right Last Night."
    --Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)," "Partners In Crime" and "Him."
    --Rufus & Chaka Khan (music videos) - "Do You Love What You Feel?" and "Masterjam."
    --Squeeze (music video) - "Cool For Cats."
    --Jimmie Walker (stand-up monologue) - talks about drug use, McDonalds, and how African-Americans are represented on TV commercials.
    --Dick Lord (stand-up comedy) - routine about jogging.

  • February 2, 1980: Jim Messina / The Spinners / Rick and Ruby / Mike Nesmith (video)

    --Jim Messina (performing live) - "The Magic Of Love," "New And Different Way," "You Need A Man," "Do You Want To Dance?" "Seeing You (For The First Time)" and "Nobody But You."
    --The Spinners (lip-sync) - "Body Language," "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl," "Let's Boogie, Let's Dance" and "Are You Ready For Love?"
    --Mike Nesmith (music video) - "Cruisin' (Lucy & Ramona & Sunset Sam)."
    ---Rick and Ruby (musical-comedy team of Brian Seff and Monica Ganas) - sing "Duke Of Earl" and do imitations of the Eagles, Neil Diamond, Cher, Patty Smith, and Debby Boone.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches: (1) "Love Themes For The Really Fat" record offer; (2) "Torn Between Two Lovers" skit.

  • December 1, 1979: Tavares / Glenn Super / The Who (on film) / Videos by ABBA, The Boomtown Rats, Ellen Foley, Triumph

    --Tavares - "Positive Forces," "More Than A Woman" and "Never Had A Love Like This Before."
    --The Who (on film) - "Won't Get Fooled Again" (from the movie "The Kids Are All Right").
    --ABBA (music videos) - "Does Your Mother Know?" and "Voulez Vous."
    --Ellen Foley (music videos) - "What's A Matter Baby?" "Stupid Girl" and "We Belong To The Night."
    --The Boomtown Rats (music video) - "I Don't Like Mondays."
    --Triumph (music video) - "Lay It On The Line."
    --Glenn Super ( stand-up comedian) - routine includes Elvis Presley parody.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - "Record Reviewer" sketch.

  • November 24, 1979: Rick James / LTD / Mike Binder / Videos by Kim Carnes, Journey, Graham Parker, and Van Halen

    --Rick James (lip-sync performance)- "Fire It Up," "Love Gun" and "Fool On The Street."
    --LTD - "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)" and "Dance 'N' Sing 'N'."
    --Graham Parker (music videos) - "Local Girls" and "Protection."
    --Van Halen (live music videos) - "Dance The Night Away" and "You're No Good."
    --Kim Carnes (music videos) - "Stay Away" and "What Am I Gonna Do?"
    --Journey (music videos) - "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" and "Loving You Is Easy."
    --Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to a Disco version of the "Star Wars" theme.
    --Mike Binder (stand-up comedian) - topics include drugs, Disneyland.

  • November 17, 1979: Bonnie Pointer / Billy Preston / Bram Tchaikovsky / Andy Huggins / Ian Hunter (live music videos)

    --Billy Preston - "I Come To Rest In You," "It Will Come In Time, "That's The Way God Planned It" and "Nothing From Nothing."
    --Bonnie Pointer - "Heaven Must Have Sent You," "More And More" and "Free Me From My Freedom."
    --Bram Tchaikovsky - "Strange Man, Changed Man," "Lonely Dancer," "Girl Of My Dreams" and "Lady From The USA."
    --Ian Hunter (live music videos w/Mick Ronson on guitar & Ellen Foley on backing vocals) - "Just Another Night" and "Cleveland Rocks."
    --Andy Huggins (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - appear in two sketches set in a classroom.

  • November 10, 1979: Heatwave / Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes / Irv Burton / Videos by Hall & Oates, Nicolette Larson

    --Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - "All I Want Is Everything," "Living In The Real World" and "Vertigo."
    --Heatwave - "Always And Forever," "Razzle Dazzle," "Eyeballin'" and "Raise A Blaze."
    --Nicolette Larson (music videos w/Andrew Gold in band) - "Back In My Arms Again" and "Dancin' Jones."
    --Hall & Oates (music videos) - "Wait For Me," "Bebop Drop," "The Woman Comes And Goes" and "Intravino."
    --Irv Burton (stand-up comedy) - sings "Ain't To Pround To Beg" and talks about movies & TV shows.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) Teacher meeting with nerdy student & his family. (2) Sammy Davis parody.

  • November 3, 1979: John Cougar Mellencamp / Gloria Gaynor / Roger and Roger / KISS (videos) / New England (videos)

    --Gloria Gaynor sings "Never Can Say Goodbye," "I Will Survive" (in English and Spanish) and "Let Me Know (I Have A Right)."
    --John Cougar Mellencamp - "A Little Night Dancin'," "Small Paradise," "I Need A Lover" and "Miami."
    --KISS (music videos) - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" and "Sure Know Something."
    --New England (music videos) - "P.U.N.K. (Puny Undernourished Kid)" and "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya."
    --Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to "Get Up And Boogie."
    --Roger and Roger (comedy team) - impersonate Archie & Edith Bunker and imitate various singers.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) people playing "Spin The Bottle." (2) A "Love Themes For Stupid People" record offer.

  • October 27, 1979: Devo (live performances & music videos) / The Ritchie Family / Tasha Thomas / Kelley Rodgers

    --Devo (live performances) - "Secret Agent Man," "Blockhead," "Uncontrollable Urge" and "Mongoloid."
    --The Ritchie Family - "The Best Disco In Town," "It's A Man's World," "Where Are The Men?" "Put Your Feet To The Beat" and "Bad Reputation."
    --Tasha Thomas - "You're The One I Love (From Day To Day)," "Hot Buttered Boogie" and "You Put The Music In Me."
    --Devo (music videos) - "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise" and "Devo Corporate Anthem."
    --Kelley Rodgers (stand-up comedian)
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars)

  • Brooklyn Dreams / Stephanie Mills / Garry Shandling / Videos featuring Ashford and Simpson, Michael Jackson, Kansas

    --Brooklyn Dreams - "Your Love's So Good To Me," "Street Man" and "Love Love's Desire."
    --Stephanie Mills - "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'?" and "Put Your Body in It."
    --Michael Jackson (music video) - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
    --Kansas (music videos) - "On The Other Side," "People Of The South Wind," "Reason To Be" and "Away From You."
    --Ashford & Simpson (music videos) - "Found A Cure" and "Stay Free."
    --The Disco Dance Dimensions perform to Donna Summer's record "Bad Girls."
    --Garry Shandling (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) Unruly students (including one student imitating James Dean); (2) TV Game show spoof.

  • Maxine Nightingale / Denny Johnston / America (concert videos) / Bob Welch (music videos, live performances)

    --Maxine Nightingale - "Lead Me On," "(Bringing Out) The Girl In Me," "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Hideaway."
    --Bob Welch (music videos, live performances) - "China," "Church," "Precious Love" and "Three Hearts."
    --America (on film, performance from Central Park) - "Only Game In Town," "All Around" and "Foolin'."
    --Denny Johnston (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) "Rock Rap" music news (includes joke about Linda Ronstadt dating Jerry Brown); (2) cooking show spoof.

  • October 13, 1979 (Chicago airdate): Dr. Hook / Dixie Dregs / Larry Wilson / Blondie (videos) / Desmond Child & Rouge (videos)

    --Dixie Dregs (live performance) - "Punk Sandwich," "Gina Lola Breakdown" and "Cruise Control."
    --Dr. Hook (lip-synch performance) - "Clyde," "Sharing The Night Together" and "You Make My Pants Want To Get Up & Dance."
    --Dr. Hook (music video) - "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman."
    --Blondie (music videos) - "Dreaming" and "Die Young, Stay Pretty."
    --Desmond Child & Rouge (videos) - "Westside Pow Wow" and "Our Love Is Insane."
    --Larry Wilson (comic magician) - appears twice during show.

  • October 6, 1979: War (10th Anniversary celebration) / Murray Langston / Natalie Cole (videos)

    --War performs "Galaxy," "I'm The One Who Understands," "Spill The Wine," "All Day Music," "Slippin' Into Darkness," "Cisco Kid," "Gypsy Man" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
    --Lee Oskar & Pat Rizzo (both from War) - perform a harmonica piece.
    --Lonnie Jordan & Alice Tweed Smith (both from War) - "Grey Rainy Days."
    --War (music video) - "Low Rider."
    --Natalie Cole (music videos) - "Your Lonely Heart" and "Stand by."
    --Murray Langston (stand-up comedian)

  • September 29, 1979: A Taste Of Honey / John Pate / ELO (videos) / Poco (videos)

    --A Taste Of Honey - "Dance," "Take The Boogie Or Leave It," "I Love You," "Do It Good" and "Boogie Oogie Oogie."
    --Electric Light Orchestra (music videos) - "Don't Bring Me Down" and "Last Train To London."
    --Poco (music videos) - "Heart Of The Night" and "Crazy Love."
    --"Walt Disney Disco" (music videos, Disco songs synched up to excerpts from vintage cartoons) - (1) unknown Disco song (w/Mickey Mouse footage); (2) "Macho Duck" (w/Donald Duck footage).
    --John Pate (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: (1) Teenage couple necking on sofa; (2) "Rock Rap" music news.

  • Smokey Robinson / Keith & Darrell / Chris Rush / Heart (on tape) / Olivia Newton-John (video)

    --Smokey Robinson - "Ooo Baby Baby," "Share It," "Get Ready" and "Cruisin'."
    --Keith and Darryl (Smokey's nephews) perform "Kickin' It Around."
    --On tape: Heart on tour (3-part report). Segment includes interviews with Ann and Nancy Wilson, rehearsal and recording studio footage.
    Heart is shown performing "Cook with Fire," "High Time," "Crazy On You" and "Straight On."
    --Olivia Newton John (music video) - "Totally Hot."
    --Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) dance to the Jacksons' "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground."
    --Chris Rush (comedian) - talks about UFO's.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: unruly students in classroom; "Rock Rap."

  • September 15, 1979: Nick Gilder / Nancy Parker / David Bowie (videos) / Carly Simon (videos)

    --Nick Gilder (performing live) - "(You Really) Rock Me," "Electric Love," "Into The 80s," "Watcher Of The Night," "Metro Jets" and "Hold On Me Tonight."
    --David Bowie (music videos) - "D.J.," "Look Back In Anger" and "Boys Keep Swinging."
    --Carly Simon (music videos) - "Vengeance" and "We're So Close."
    --Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) - roller disco routine.
    --Nancy Parker (stand-up comedy)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - appear in 3 sketches: a student arriving late for school; "Romance For Siamese Twins" record offer; and a "Rock Rap" music news report.