Solid Gold

(ended 1988)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Solid Gold '79
      Pilot for the series features the same format with a countdown of the top 50 songs of 1979. Hosted by Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell. Videotaped at NBC on January 5, 1980. Features performances by George Benson, Blondie (Heart of Glass music video), The Commodores (Sail On), Rita Coolidge, Robert John(Sad Eyes), Nicolette Larson(Lotta Love), Maxine Nightingale (Lead Me On), Peaches and Herb (Shake Your Groove Thing), Sister Sledge (We are Family), Amii Stewart (Knock on Wood), John Stewart (Gold), Rod Stewart (Do ya Think I'm Sexy Music Video), Supertramp (Logical Song Music Video), the USC Marching Band (Tusk) and the Village People. Comedy spots by Steve Allen; Marty Cohen; and Tim Reid & Richard Sanders from WKRP in Cinncinati.moreless
    • Season 1 Debut co-host Paul Anka
      Dionne Warwick hosts this new music series combining live performances and dance with a weekly co-host. This week's co-host is Paul Anka (It Doesn't matter anymore). Musical guests include Irene Cara(Fame), Larry Graham(One in a Million You), Chuck Berry (Johnny Be Good), Johnny Lee(Lookin' for Love), Linda Ronstadt (How Did I make You-music video) and Mickey Gilley(Stand By Me). Comedy from Steve Allen. Dionne sings "No Night So Long" and a duet with Paul Anka.moreless
    • Co-Host Paul Williams
      Dionne welcomes co-host Paul Williams (Love Dance)and musical guests including Rod Stewart (music video), Natalie Cole (Someone that I used to Love), The Spinners (Cupid), Christopher Cross (Sailing), the S.O.S. Band(Take your Time Do it Right), and Hall & Oates (How does it feel to be Back music video). Comedy from Steve Allen. Dionne sings "I'll Never Love this Way again". A duet by Paul & Dionne.moreless
    • Co-host Andy Gibb
      Guests include Andy Gibb(Shadow Dancing); Paul Simon (One Trick Pony); Oak Ridge Goys (Heart of Mine); Robert John (Hey There Lonely Girl); Rocky Burnette (Tired of Toein' the Line); Stephanie Mills(Never Knew Love Like this before); Bill Cosby; Coasters(Charlie Brown). Comedy from Marty Cohen. Dionne performs "Deja Vu". Andy Gibb & Dionne Warwick duet on "I just want to be your everything."moreless
    • Co Host Glen Campbell
      Performers include the Rolling Stones(Emotional Rescue Music Video), Seals & Crofts (Diamond Girl), Pure Prairie League (I'm Almost ready), Tanya Tucker("Hollywood Smiles"), Larsen-Feiten Band(Who'll be the Fool Tonight), and Amy Holland (How Do I Survive). Comedy from Jay Johnson & Lenny Rush. Dionne sings "The Look of Love."

      See 'Recap' for the Solid Gold Top 10.moreless
    • Co-host Peaches & Herb
      Dionne welcomes Chevy Chase, Air Supply ("All Out of Love"), Al Jarreau ("Distracted"), Billy Joel ("It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"), Johnny Paycheck ("Take This Job and Shove It"), co-host Peaches & Herb, Donna Summer, and magician David Copperfield.
    • Co-host George Benson
      Dionne welcomes George Benson (Give Me the Night/ Love Times Love), the Rolling Stones (She's So Cold music video), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (You Don't have to be a Star), Don Williams (I believe in You), Molly Hatchet (Beatin' the Odds), and the Spinners(Now that You're Mine). Comedy from Gallagher & Marty Cohen.
      . Dionne sings "Make It Easy On Yourself."
    • co-host Commodores
      Dionne welcomes co-host The Commodores(Heroes) and Solid Gold recording acts Pete Townsend(Let my Love Open the Door- music video), Leo Sayer (More than I can Say), John Stewart (Gold), Johnny Rivers, TG Sheppard (Do You Want to go to Heaven), and 707(I could be Good for You). Comedy from Glenn Super. Dionne Warwick sings her 1968 hit "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" See 'Recap' for the Solid Gold Top 10.moreless
    • co-host Gladys Knight & the Pips

      Dionne welcomes co-host Gladys Knight. The performers are Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Bourgie, Bourgie"), Tanya Tucker ("Pecos Promenade"), Andy Gibb(Time is Time), Hall and Oates, Eddie Rabbitt, Peter Townshend (probably a video), and comedian Steve Allen. Dionne sings "Midnight Train to Georgia" with Gladys Knight & the pips.

    • Co-host Bobby Vinton
      Narada Michael Walden("The Real Thang"); Debby Boone ;Split Enz("I Got You");Paul Simon ("Late in the Evening") ; Ray, Goodman & Brown ("My Prayer")
    • co-host Natalie Cole
      Dionne welcomes co-hostess Natalie Cole("Hold On"). Musical guests include Andy Gibb("Me Without You"), Paul Simon (Late in the Evening), Johnny Lee (One in a Million), Dire Straits (Skate Away), Grace Jones (Breakdown), and Jimmy Hall("I'm Happy that Love has Found you"). Comedy from Gallagher. A solo from Dionne ("Alfie"). A duet by Dionne & Natalie (You've Got A Friend")moreless
    • co-host Toni Tennille
      Dionne welcomes co-host Toni Tennille("This Is Not the First Time"), Air Supply ("Every Woman in the World"), The Babys ("Turn and Walk Away"), Larry Graham ("When We Get Married"), Billy Joel ("Sometimes a Fantasy"), the Manhattan Transfer ("Trickle Trickle"), and Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard ("Suddenly").
    • co-host Johnny Mathis
      Dionne welcomes co-host Johnny Mathis ("Chances Are"), Rocky Burnette ("Fallin' in Love"), Rita Coolidge ("Fool That I Am"), The Dirt Band ("High School Yearbook"), Geraldine Hunt ("Can't Fake the Feeling") and Teena Marie ("I Need Your Lovin'"). Dusty Springfield sings her 1966 hit "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." Gallagher provides the comedy.moreless
    • co-host Bobby Goldsboro

      Dionne welcomes co-host Bobby Goldsboro(Goodbye Marie) and Performers including Kool & the Gang (Celebration); Ronnie Laws (Every Generation);Bellamy Brothers(Lovers Live Longer);Neilsen Pearson Band(If I should Sail); Thin Lizzy (Killer on the Loose);and Willie Nelson & Leon Russell(Heartbreak Hotel).Comedy from Jimmy Aleck. Dionne & Bobby close the show with "Watching Scotty Grow". A solo from Dionne (After You).

    • Co-hosts Richard Sanders & Tim Reid
      Performers: Patrice Rushen ("Look Up"), Susan Anton & Fred Knoblock ("Killing Time"), Phil Everly ("Dare To Dream Again"), Leif Garrett ("You Had To Go And Change On Me"), Split Enz ("I Hope I Never"), and Tavares ("Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"). Comedy from Arsenio Hall. Dionne sings her 1964 hit "Walk On By."moreless
    • co-host Neil Sedaka
      Dionne welcomes co-host Neil Sedaka ("Laughter in the Rain"), Debby Boone ("You Light Up My Life"), Bette Midler ("My Mother's Eyes"), Peter Allen, Stephen Bishop, The Manhattans, and John Cougar Mellencamp.
    • co-host Jim Stafford
      Dionne welcomes co-host Jim Stafford ("Spiders & Snakes"), Rod Stewart ("Passion"), Billy Burnette, The Commodores, LaToya Jackson, Leo Sayer, and Seals & Crofts.
    • co-host Pointer Sisters
      Dionne welcomes co-hosts The Pointer Sisters ("Could I Be Dreaming"), Billy Burnette, Teri De Sario ("All I Wanna Do"), Richie Havens ("Here Comes The Sun"), Tierra ("Together"), The Vapors ("Turning Japanese"), and Dottie West ("Are You Happy Baby?"). Dionne sings "All The Time" and joins the Pointer Sisters for "Yes We Can Can."

      See Recap for the top 10 countdown.moreless
    • Co- Host Cliff Richard
      Dionne & Cliff (A little in Love)welcome Andy Gibb (Time is Time),Rick Nelson(It hasn't happened Yet), The Captain & Tenille(Do that to me One more Time), Viola Mills(If you Could Read my Mind) & Con Funk Shun(Too Tight) and the Bellamy Brothers("Do You Love as good as you look"). Comedy from Jay Johnson. Dionne sings "Have you lost that Loving feeling".moreless
    • Guest Host Deborah Harry
      Guest Host Deborah Harry("The Tide is High")fills in while Dionne is in Las Vegas. Guests include George Burns("Willy Won't you sing a song with me"), Chuck Berry("Maybellene"), Hall & Oates("Kiss on my List"), Linda Clifford("Red Light"), Don Williams("I Believe in You"), and Air Supply("Every Woman in the World"). Comedy from Roger & Roger, and Marty Cohen.moreless
    • Solid Gold 80
      Solid Gold 80
      Episode 20
      A countdown of theTop 20 songs of 1980 is hosted by Dionne Warwick and features performances by Air Supply(All Out of Love), George Benson(Give me the Night); Irene Cara(Fame), Christopher Cross(Sailing); Billy Joel(It's Still Rock N Roll to me- music video); The Pointer sisters(He's So Shy); Eddie Rabbitt(Driving My Life Away video);Cliff Richard (Dreaming); Rolling Stones(Emotional Rescue music video) ; and Paul Simon(Late in the Evening music video). Comedy from Marty Cohen. A solo from Dionne ("No Night So Long").moreless
    • co-host Larry Gatlin
      Dionne welcomes co-hosts Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers ("I've Done Enough Dying Today"), Firefall ("Staying with It"), Rupert Holmes ("Blackjack"), Tina Turner ("Proud Mary"), ABBA, John Cougar Mellencamp, and Ronnie Milsap.
    • Co-host Issac Hayes
      Dionne welcomes co-host Isaac Hayes ("Don't Let Go"), Gail Davies ("I'll Be There"), Rupert Holmes ("Blackjack"), Donnie Iris ("Ah, Leah"), The O’Jays ("Use ta Be My Girl"), and Phil Seymour ("Precious to Me"). Plus, Willie Tyler & Lester, a ventriloquist act.
    • Co-host Dottie West
      Dionne welcomes co-host Dottie West ("Are You Happy Baby?"), Delbert McClinton ("Giving It Up for Your Love"), Fleetwood Mac ("Sara" music video), the Pointer Sisters ("Where Did the Time Go?"), Yarborough And Peoples, Molly Hatchet ("The Rambler"), and the Statler Brothers ("In the Garden"). Dottie West & Dionne Warwick sing "9 to 5."moreless
    • co-host Roberta Flack
      Dionne Warwick welcomes co-host Roberta Flack ("Killing Me Softly with His Song"), Peabo Bryson ("Love Is a Waiting Game"), Barry Manilow ("I Made It Through the Rain"), Charlie Rich ("Are We Dreamin' the Same Dream?"), Phil Seymour ("Precious to Me"), Ray Stevens ("Take Care of Business") and the Whispers ("It's a Love Thing"). Also appearing: comedian Denny Johnston.moreless
    • Co-host Leo Sayer
      Co-host Leo Sayer
      Episode 25
      Sister Sledge opens the show with "All American Girls". Harry Chapin performs "Remember when the Music". Dionne introduces Wayland Flowers and Madame. Jermaine Jackson sings "You like me Don't You". Leo Sayer performs his latest hit "Living in a Fantasy". A classic from Dionne "What the world needs now". Country Gold from Mickey Gilley "A headache tomorrow or a heartache tonight". Loverboy performs "Turn Me Loose". A duet by Leo and Dionne (You make me feel like Dancing) closes the show. See 'Recap' for the Solid Gold Top 10.moreless
    • co-host Smokey Robinson
      Dionne welcomes co-host Smokey Robinson ("Bein' with You"), Nicolette Larson ("Ooo-Eee"), Sheena Easton ("Morning Train"), A Taste of Honey ("Sukiyaki"), Dire Straits ("Sultans of Swing"), James Taylor and J.D. Souther ("Her Town Too"), and Jim Stafford ("Cow Patti"). Comedy from Wayland Flowers & Madame plus Marty Cohen.
    • Guest Host Anne Murray
      Performers include Andrae Crouch; Anne Murray; Andy Gibb; The Who; The Shirelles; Don Williams; and Juice Newton. Comedy from Marty Cohen plus Wayland Flowers & Madame.
    • Guest Host Cliff Richard
      Cliff Richard is the guest host ("Give A Little Bit More" and "A Little in Love"). The other performers include Alabama ("Old Flame"); Badfinger ("Hold On"); Natalie Cole ("This Will Be" 1975 hit); Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Bourgie, Bourgie"); Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio ("A Woman Needs Love"); and Mel Tillis ("Southern Rain").
      Comedy from Marty Cohen and Wayland Flowers & Madame.

    • co-host Aretha Franklin
      Co-Hostess Aretha Franklin sings "Respect" and introduces Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"), Air Supply ("Lost in Love"), Tierra, Johnny Mathis; Don McLean ("Crying"), and Roseanne Cash ("Seven Year Ache"). Dionne sings the Solid Gold theme both slowly and the usual version heard on the end credits "live". Dionne & Aretha duet on "I Say a little Prayer".moreless
    • co-host Helen Reddy
      Dionne Warwick welcomes co-host Helen Reddy ("Can't Say Goodbye to You"), Hall & Oates ("Kiss on My List"), Rupert Holmes ("Him"), the Marshall Tucker Band ("This Time I Believe"), Rufus ("Tonight We Love"), T.G. Sheppard ("I Loved 'Em Every One") and Deniece Williams ("What Two Can Do").
    • co-host Roger Miller
      Dionne and co-host Roger Miller welcome Aretha Franklin ("What a Fool Believes"), Franke and the Knockouts ("Sweetheart"), The Rovers ("Wasn't That a Party"), Sister Sledge ("Next Time You'll Know"), and The Spinners ("Long Live Soul Music").
    • co-host Bill Cosby
      co-host Bill Cosby
      Episode 32
      Dionne welcomes co-host Bill Cosby. Also appearing are Dr. Hook ("That Didn't Hurt Too Bad"), Crystal Gayle ("Too Many Lovers"), Bobby Goldsboro ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), B.B. King ("The Thrill Is Gone"), and the Manhattan Transfer ("The Boy from New York City"). Also: Concert footage of Paul McCartney in London.moreless
    • Classics Show
      Classics Show
      Episode 33
      Dionne presents a classics show featuring Performers: Deborah Harry of Blondie("Call Me"); Glen Campbell ("Rhinestone Cowboy");The Captain & Tennille ("Do That to Me One More Time");Dr. Hook ("When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman") ;Neil Sedaka ("The Hungry Years"); Chuck Berry ; and the Commodores. A medley duet by Dionne & Lionel Richie. Comedy from Wayland Flowers and Madame; Marty Cohen and Wil Shriner.moreless
    • Dionne Classics Show #2
      Dionne presents a classics show featuring Aretha Franklin ("Respect"), Andy Gibb ("Shadow Dancing"), Gladys Knight & the Pips ("I've Got to Use My Imagination"), Johnny Mathis ("Chances Are"), Helen Reddy ("I Am Woman"), The Statler Brothers ("Flowers on the Wall"), and B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"). A duet by Dionne & Andy Gibb ("I Just want to be your everything"). Dionne sings "Alfie" produced for this episode by musical director Michael Miller.moreless
    • co-host Rick Nelson
      Dionne welcomes co-host Rick Nelson ("Believe What You Say"), Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), Sheena Easton ("Morning Train"), Rupert Holmes ("Escape"), Ronnie Milsap ("Am I Losing You?"), John O'Banion ("Love You like I Never Loved Before"), and Styx ("Too Much Time on My Hands").
    • co-host Barry White
      Dionne and co-host Barry White perform "Never Never Gonna Give You Up." Barry White and his wife Glodean sing "I Want You." Additional performers are Gary US Bonds ("This Little Girl"), Terri Gibbs ("Somebody's Knocking"), Pure Prairie League ("Still Right Here In My Heart"), Nicolette Larson & the Dirt Band ("Make a Little Magic"), Conway Twitty ("Rest your Love on Me"), and Carl Wilson ("Hold Me"). Dionne sings "Reach Out For Me." Comedy from Wayland Flowers & Madame plus Marty Cohen. See 'Recap' for the Solid Gold Top 10.moreless
    • co-host Chuck Mangione

      Chuck Mangione (co-host) performs "Feels So Good."
      Performers include Lacy J. Dalton ("Whisper"), Rupert Holmes ("I Don't Need You"), Smokey Robinson ("Being with You"), Split Enz ("Hard Act to Follow"), James Taylor ("Hard Times") and Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back in Town").

    • co-host Oak Ridge Boys
      Dionne welcomes co-hosts The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira"), Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), Christopher Cross ("Say You'll Be Mine"), Get Wet ("Just So Lonely"), Bill Medley ("Hey, Girl"), Sister Sledge ("We Are Family"), and Bill Withers ("Just the Two of Us").
    • co-host Billy Preston
      Performers include co-host Billy Preston ("Nothing from Nothing"); A Taste of Honey ("Sukiyaki"); Dave & Sugar ("Fool by Your Side"); Juice Newton ("Queen of Hearts"); Don McLean ("Since I Don't Have You"); REO Speedwagon ("Don't Let Him Go"); and Lee Ritenour ("Is It You?").
    • co-host Jose Feliciano
      Performers include co-host Jose Feliciano ("Chico and the Man" theme); Air Supply ("The One That You Love"); The Greg Kihn Band ("The Break Up Song"); Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty with the Heartbreakers ("Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"); Leo Sayer ("Where Did We Go Wrong?"); Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"); and Hank Williams Jr. ("Dixie on My Mind").moreless
    • Dionne Classics Show #3
      A classics show features Stephanie Mills ("Winner"), Stanley Clarke and George Duke ("Sweet Baby"), Hall & Oates ("You Make My Dreams"), Jim Photoglo ("Fool in Love with You"), Billy Preston ("A Change Is Going to Come"), Cliff Richard ("Devil Woman"), Dottie West ("Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"), and Jose Feliciano.moreless
    • co-host Gladys Knight and the Pips
      Performers include Gladys Knight and the Pips (co-hosts, "Love Was Made for Two"); Anne Murray ("Blessed Are the Believers"); Joe Dolce ("Shaddup You Face"); Gary US Bonds ("This Little Girl"); Firefall ("You Are the Woman"); Rick Springfield ("I've Done Everything for You"); and Robbie Dupree ("Brooklyn Girls").
    • Co-host Harry Chapin
      Performers include co-host Harry Chapin ("Circle"), The Manhattan Transfer ("Boy from New York City"), Delbert McClinton ("Shotgun Rider"), Charlie Rich ("You Made It Beautiful"), Johnny Rivers ("Memphis"), Carole Bayer Sager ("Stronger than Before"), Santana ("Winning"), and Holly Stanton ("Just a Little"). Dionne sings "Windows of the World".
    • Dionne & Mickey Gilley
      Performers include co-host Mickey Gilley ("You Don't Know Me"); Razzy Bailey ("Midnight Hauler"); Robbie Dupree ("Saturday Night"); and The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira"). Stephen Bishop performs his 1977 hit "On and On". Dionne sings "Don't Make me Over".
    • Classics Show
      Classics Show
      Episode 45
      This compilation show (of clips from past episodes) features Peter Allen singing "I Go to Rio". Other performers include Chuck Berry ("Maybellene"), Debby Boone ("You Light Up My Life"), Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner("Proud Mary")and Rick Nelson ("Garden Party"). Comedy by Wayland Flowers and Madame.
    • Guest Host Debbie Harry
      Debbie Harry (of Blondie) fills in while Dionne is performing in Las Vegas. Debbie sings "The Tide Is High" and introduces the video for Blondie's "Rapture." Ms. Harry also appears in a comedy bit with regular Marty Cohen. The other performers are Air Supply ("Every Woman In The World"), Chuck Berry ("Maybelline"), George Burns ("Willie, Won't You Sing a Song With Me?"), Linda Clifford ("Red Light"), Hall and Oates ("Kiss On My List"), Delbert McClinton, and Don Williams ("I Believe In You"). Also appearing: Roger and Roger.moreless
    • Country Gold
      Country Gold
      Episode 47
      Dionne welcomes performers of Country Gold including Mickey Gilley, Charlie Rich, Jim Stafford, Anne Murray, Glen Campbell & Tanya Tucker, Johnny Lee, Roger Miller, Johnny Paycheck, and Larry Gatlin. Johnny Paycheck performs "Take this job and Shove It". Jim Stafford Classic Country Gold "Spiders and Snakes". Anne Murray with "Could I have this Dance". Roger Miller performs "Dang Me". Glen Campbell & Tanya Tucker duet on "Dream Lover". Charlie Rich with "Behind Closed Doors". Larry Gatlin performs "All the Gold in California."moreless
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