Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Season 8

(ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • Black Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult / Lois Bromfield / Pat Benatar (videos) / Billy Burnette (videos)

    --Black Sabbath (post-Ozzy Osbourne) - "Heaven & Hell," "Die Young" and "Neon Knights."
    --Blue Oyster Cult - "Born To Be Wild" (live), "The Marshall Plan" (music video w/cameo by Don Kirshner), and "Godzilla" (live concert film).
    --Pat Benatar (music videos) - "You Better Run" and "I'm Gonna Follow You."
    --Billy Burnette (music videos) - "Don't Say No" and "In Just A Heartbeat."
    --Don's Rock Dancers (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to George Benson's record "Give Me The Night."
    --Lois Bromfield (stand-up monologue)

  • Ashford & Simpson / Cameo / Dennis Blair / Videos by AC/DC, David Bowie

    --Ashford & Simpson - "Nobody Knows," "Found A Cure," "Love Don't Make It Right," "Rushing To" and "Happy Endings."
    --Cameo - "Cameosis," "On The One," "I Just Want To Be" and "Shake Your Pants."
    --David Bowie (music video) - "Ashes To Ashes."
    --AC/DC (music videos) - "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "What Do You Do For Money Honey?"
    --Dennis Blair (stand-up routine) plays guitar and imitates various singers and politicians.

  • Lou Reed / Rocky Burnette / Jay Johnson / Roger Daltrey (video) / Judas Priest (videos)

    --Lou Reed (performing live) - "So Alone," "Standing On Ceremony," "Walk On The Wild Side," "Keep Away," "The Kids," "Street Hassle" and "My Old Man."
    --Rocky Burnette - "Tired Of Toein' The Line," "Fallin' In Love" (lip-sync) and "Rock Billy Boogie."
    --Roger Daltrey (music video) - "Free Me."
    --Judas Priest (music videos) - "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight."
    --Disco Dance Dimensions (dance troupe, series regulars) dance to "Fame."
    --Jay Johnson (comedian) - does a ventriloquist act with a plant as his "dummy."

  • Stanley Clark / Pure Prairie League / Kelley Rodgers / The Cars (videos) / James Taylor and Carly Simon (on film) / Joey Wilson (videos)

    --Pure Prairie League - "I'm Almost Ready," "Let Me Love You Tonight," "I'll Be Damned," "Two Lane Highway" and "Too Many Heartaches In Paradise."
    --Stanley Clarke - "Danger Street," "We Supply" and an instrumental song.
    --James Taylor & Carly Simon (on film) - Mockingbird" (from the movie "No Nukes")
    --The Cars (music videos) - "Touch And Go" and "Panorama."
    --Joey Wilson (music videos) - "If You Don't Want My Love" and "Underground."
    --Kelley Rodgers (stand-up comedian) - routine includes imitations of Johnny Cash and Neil Young.
    The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: "Rock Rap" music news (two-part sketch) and a spoof of specialty record albums sold on TV.

  • John Cougar Mellencamp / The Spinners / Jim Stafford / Daryl Hall and John Oates (videos)

    --John Cougar Mellencamp & The Zone - "This Time," "Ain't Even Done With The Night," "Hot Night In A Cold Town," "I Need A Lover" and "To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)."
    --The Spinners - "Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time," "Now That You're Mine Again," "I Just Want To Fall In Love," "Pipedream," "I Just Want To Be With You" and "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl."
    --Jim Stafford performs "Spiders And Snakes," "Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother," "Hurricane Laverne," a "Dueling Banjos" comedy routine, a blues parody, and "Disco Fungus."
    --Hall & Oates (music videos) - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "How Does It Feel To Be Back?"

  • Ambrosia / Maze / Paul Rodriguez / Angel City (video) / Ted Nugent (video)

    --Ambrosia - "Biggest Part Of Me," "No Big Deal," "You're The Only Woman," "Kamikaze" and "Rock N' A Hard Place."
    --Maze - "Southern Girl," "Changing Times" and "Joy And Pain."
    --Angel City (music video) - "No Secrets."
    --Ted Nugent (music video, live performance) - "Wango Tango."
    --Paul Rodriguez (stand-up comedian).
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Correspondence course commercial sketch.

  • Larry Graham / John Klemmer / David Sayh / Rolling Stones (videos) / Split Enz (videos)

    --Larry Graham - One In A Million You," "Can You Handle That?" "When We Get Married" and one other song.
    --John Klemmer - "Adventures In Paradise" and two other songs.
    --Rolling Stones (music videos) - "Emotional Rescue" and "She's So Cold."
    --Split Enz (music videos) - "I Got You" and "I Hope I Never."
    --David Sayh (stand-up comedian) - routine includes drug jokes.
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Toupee sketch and a skit about a "New Wave" barbershop quartet.

  • Joan Armatrading / Devo (live performances & videos) / Andrew 'Dice' Clay / Elvis Costello (videos) / Graham Parker (videos)

    --Joan Armatrading - "Me, Myself, I," "All The Way From America," "Love and Affection," "When You Kisses Me," "He Wants Her" and "Show Some Emotion."
    --Devo (live performances) - "Whip It," "Snowball" and "Gates Of Steel."
    --Devo (music videos) - "Girl U Want" and "Freedom of Choice."
    --Elvis Costello (music videos) - "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" and "High Fidelity."
    --Graham Parker & the Rumour (music videos) - "Stupefaction" and "Love Without Greed."
    Andrew Dice Clay (stand-up comedian) - routine includes imitations of John Travolta dancing and Sylvester Stallone as "Rocky."

  • Irene Cara / Rick James & The Stone City Band / Glenn Super / Genesis (videos) / Paul McCartney (videos)

    --Rick James & The Stone City Band - "Big Time," "Come Into My Life" "Love Gun," "Summer Love" and "Mary-Go-Round."
    --Irene Cara - "Fame" and "Out Here On My Own."
    --Paul McCartney (music videos) - "Coming Up" and "Waterfalls."
    --Genesis (music videos) - "Turn It On Again" and "Misunderstanding."
    --Don's Rock Dancers (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to the Pretenders' record "Brass In Pocket."
    --Glenn Super (musical-comedy act)
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches: (1) "Lubbock," a parody of the TV series "Dallas" (2) "Love Theme For Flashers" record album ad.

  • The Manhattans / Robert Palmer / The Tremblers (featuring Peter Noone) / Arsenio Hall / Pete Townshend (videos)

    --The Tremblers (featuring Peter Noone) - "You Can't Do That," "She Was Something Else" and "Don't Say It."
    --The Manhattans - "Shining Star," "Kiss And Say Goodbye," "New York City" and "Girl Of My Dream."
    --Robert Palmer - "Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)," "Not A Second Time," "Johnny & Mary" and "Sulky Girl."
    --Pete Townshend (music videos) - "Let My Love Open The Door" and "Rough Boys."
    --Don's Rock Dancers (series regulars) - dance to Billy's Joel's record "It's Still Rock & Roll To Me."
    --Arsenio Hall (stand-up comedy monologue).
    --The Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - sketches: "Lubbock" (a parody of the TV series "Dallas") and a Trappist Monk Choir audition.

  • Al Di Meola / Ian Hunter / Jay Ferguson / The Unknown Comic / Queen (video)

    Performances and videos by Al Di Meola, Ian Hunter, Jay Ferguson and Queen.
    Comedy by The Unknown Comic.

  • The Crusaders / Randy Crawford / Robert Guillaume / Franklyn Ajaye / Huey Lewis & The News (videos) / The Pretenders (videos)

    --Randy Crawford - "Street Life" (backed up by The Crusaders) and "One Day I'll Fly Away."
    --Robert Guillaume & The Crusaders - "Soul Shadows."
    --The Crusaders also perform three instrumental songs.
    --The Pretenders (music videos) - "Talk Of The Town," "Brass In Pocket" and "Kid."
    --Huey Lewis & The News (music videos) - "Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later)" and "Don't Ever Tell Me That You Love Me."
    --Don's Rock Dancers (dance troupe, series regulars) perform to Pete Townshend's record "Let My Love Open The Door."
    --Franklyn Ajaye (stand-up comedian).
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches: (1) "Instant Thanksgiving Dinner" sketch. (2) "Love Themes" record album parody. (3) A sketch about "The Sixth Beatle."

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Billy Preston & Syreeta / Kip Addotta / Jackson Browne (on film) / Bruce Springsteen (on film)

    --Billy Preston & Syreeta - "With You I'm Born Again" and "Please Stay."
    --Billy Preston - "Nothing From Nothing," "You Are So Beautiful" and "Outa Space."
    --Syreeta - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours."
    --Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Make A Little Magic," "Anxious Heart" and "An American Dream."
    --John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) performs a banjo instrumental.
    --Al Garth & John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) perform an instrumental song.
    --Bruce Springsteen (on film) - "Thunder Road" (from the concert film "No Nukes").
    --Jackson Browne (on film) - "Running On Empty" (from the concert film "No Nukes").
    --Kip Addotta (stand-up comedian)
    --Village Idiots (comedy troupe, series regulars) - Sketches: (1) Decaf Coffee skit. (2) "Rock Rap" music news.