Solid Gold - Season 3

(ended 1988)




Episode Guide

  • Countdown 82: A Solid Gold Special
    A countdown of the top 40 songs of 1982 hosted by Rex Smith & Marilyn McCoo. Performers include Laura Branigan (Gloria); Air Supply(Even the Night Are Better); Hall & Oates (You Make my Dreams); Sheena Easton(You Could Have Been with Me); Men at Work (Who Can it be Now); Go-Go's (We got the Beat); The Motels (Only the Lonely); Quarterflash (Harden My Heart); Lionel Richie (Truly); Juice Newton (Love's been a Little Bit Hard on Me); Melissa Manchester( You Should Hear How She Talks About You); Joe Cocker / Jennifer Warnes (Up Where we Belong); John Cougar (Hurts So Good/ Jack & Diane); Olivia Newton John("Make a Move on Me"); Rick Springfield("Don't Talk to Strangers"), Michael McDonald("I keep Forgetin");and Survivor("Eye of the Tiger"). Comedy from Wayland Flowers & Madame. John Roarke impersonates Ronald Reagan in a comedy sketch.moreless
  • Solid Gold Christmas 1982
    Rex Smith & Marilyn McCoo present a Christmas countdown of the top 40 Christmas Songs. Guests include Sister Sledge("Jingle Bell Rock"); The Chipmunks(Chipmunk Jingle Bells"); John Davidson("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" & "Winter Wonderland"); Donna Summer; Peter, Paul & Mary(A Soalin); Jerry Reed; Crystal Gayle; Oak Ridge Boys; Roberta Flack; America; Andrae Crouch; Marie Osmond("Let it Snow") and John Schneider. Comedy from Wayland Flowers and Madame plus Jeff Altman.moreless
  • Solid Gold Salutes the 70's
    Rex & Marilyn present the top 40 hits of the 70's decade. Performers include the Bee Gees ("Stayin' Alive"); Captain & Tennille ("Love Will Keep Us Together"); Natalie Cole ("This Will Be"); Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Midnight Train to Georgia"); Barry Manilow ("I Write the Songs"); Three Dog Night ("Joy to the World"); America; Debby Boone; Gloria Gaynor; Andy Gibb; The Hollies; Player("Baby Come Back"); and B.J. Thomas("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"). Comedy from Wayland Flowers & Madame.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 45 Classics
    Performers who present their classics include Englebert Humperdinck; Stephen Bishop; Lou Rawls; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ; Golden Earing; Chuck Berry Del Shannon; and Thelma Houston
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 44 Country
    A show of Country gold features performers Johnny Lee; Ronnie Milsap; Dottie West; Sylvia; John Schneider; Charlie Rich ; Lacy J Dalton; Jerry Reed; Charlie Daniels Band and Conway Twitty.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 43
    Performers include Martin Briley ("The Salt In My Tears"), The Little River Band ("We Two"), Chuck Mangione ("Journey to a Rainbow"), Sergio Mendes ("Never Gonna Let You Go"), Bryan Adams, Lindsey Buckingham, Gus Hardin, and Chevy Chase.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 42
    Performers include Champaign ("Try Again"), Natalie Cole ("Too Much Mister"), Dave Edmunds ("Slipping Away"), Lee Greenwood ("I.O.U."), Ronnie Laws ("In the Groove"), X ("Breathless"), and Barry Manilow. Natalie Cole & Marilyn end the show with a duet.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 41
    Performers include The Bee Gees ("The Woman in You"), DeBarge ("All This Love"), Eddie Rabbitt ("You Can't Run From Love"), Deniece Williams ("Do What You Feel"), The Greg Kihn Band ("I Fall To Pieces"), and Heaven 17. Comedy from Joan Rivers. Marilyn sings the #5 song.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 40
    Performers include Janie Fricke ("He's A Heartache"); A Flock of Seagulls ("Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)"); America ("The Border"); George Benson ("Inside Love"); Culture Club ("Time"); T.G. Sheppard ("Without You"); and The Thompson Twins. Rex sings the #5 song "Affair of the Heart". A duet from George Benson & Marilyn. A plug for Solid Gold Salutes the 70's.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 39
    Performers include Men at Work ("It's a Mistake"); Walter Egan ("Full Moon Fire"); James Ingram & Patti Austin ("How Do You Keep The Music Playing"); Waylon Jennings & Jerry Reed ("Hold On, I'm Comin'"); Culture Club; Gladys Knight and the Pips; and the Captain & Tenille. Comedy from Wayland Flowers & Madame.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 38
    Performers include June Pointer ("Ready for Some Action"); Dexys Midnight Runners ("The Celtic Soul Brothers"); Jose Feliciano ("Lonely Teardrops"); Bryan Adams ("Straight from the Heart"); Crystal Gayle; Kool & the Gang; and Night Ranger. Rex & Marilyn sing "Always Something there to Remind Me". A Rex & Marilyn duet closes the show.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 37
    Performers include Michael Sembello ("Maniac"); Sergio Mendes ("Never Gonna Let You Go"); Dolly Parton ("Potential New Boyfriend"); Alabama ("The Closer You Get"); Patrick Simmons ("Don't Make Me Do It"); The Whispers; and Bow Wow Wow. Rex sings the #5 Song "Solitare". Marilyn & Sergio Mendes sing a duet to close the show.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 36
    Performers include Carl Wilson ("What You Do to Me"); Paul Anka ("Hold Me 'til the Morning Comes"); Men at Work ("Overkill"); Prince ("Little Red Corvette"); The Hollies ("Stop in the Name of Love"); and Dolly Parton ("Potential New Boyfriend").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 35
    Performers include Dolly Parton("Potential New Boyfriend"); Rick Springfield("Affair of the Heart" video); Laura Branigan("Solitaire"); Joe Cocker; Irene Cara("Flashdance"); Naked Eyes ("Always Something there to Remind me"); and Berlin. Madame chats with the dancers.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 34
    Performers include Champaign ("Try Again"), Engelbert Humperdinck ("Til You And Your Lover Are Lovers Again"), Patrick Simmons ("So Wrong"), Sparks with Jane Wiedlin ("Cool Places"), Kim Carnes, Culture Club("Time"), Dexys Midnight Runners("Come on Eileen"), and Louise Mandrell.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 33 Classics
    Performers on this Classics Show include KC ("Get Down Tonight" 1975); Sheena Easton ("For Your Eyes Only" 1981); Johnny Mathis ("Chances Are" 1957 hit); Jefferson Starship; Rick Nelson; Marie Osmond; Tom Jones("Delilah" 1968 hit); Daryl Hall & John Oates; and Air Supply.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 32
    Performers include Julio Iglesias ("Amore"), The Greg Kihn Band ("Jeopardy"), Barry Manilow ("Some Kind Of Friend"), Men At Work ("Overkill"), Ronnie Milsap ("Stranger In My House"), Prince ("Little Red Corvette"), and the Thompson Twins ("Lies").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith 31 Country Gold
    Performers include Dottie West ("It's High Time"); Eddie Rabbitt ("I Love a Rainy Night"); Alabama ("Mountain Music"); Crystal Gayle ("Half the Way"); Tammy Wynette ("Stand by Your Man"); Michael Martin Murphey ("Wildfire"); Jerry Reed; Roger Miller; and The Bellamy Brothers.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 30
    Performers include Irene Cara("Flashdance"); Eddie Rabbit ;Melissa Manchester("Nice Girls");Stephen Bishop("It Might be You"); Adam Ant; and a Video from Styx("Mr. Roboto"). Comedy from Joan Rivers promoting her latest album. Rex sings a duet with Irene Cara.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 29
    Performers include Bryan Adams ("Straight from the Heart"); Janie Fricke ("You Don't Know Love"); The Greg Kihn Band ("Jeopardy"); O'Bryan ("I'm Freaky"); K.C. and Terri DeSario; and Phil Collins. A Solid Gold video by Michael Jackson ("Beat It").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 28
    Performers include Marty Balin ("What Love Is"); The English Beat ("I Confess"); Thelma Houston ("Working Girl"); Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton ("We've Got Tonight"); B.J. Thomas("Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love"); and The Spinners("City full of Memories"). A solo by Rex Smith.
    Joan Rivers performs a comedy monologue.A duet by Rex and Marilyn.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 27
    Performers include Laura Branigan ("Solitaire"); The Dazz Band ("On the One for Fun"); Dexys Midnight Runners ("Come On Eileen"); Robert John ("Bread And Butter"); Roberta Flack; and Johnny Lee.
    A Solid Gold video by Randy Newman ("I Love L.A."). A duet by Laura Branigan & Rex Smith("Separate Ways").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 26
    Performers include ABC ("Poison Arrow"); Patti Austin and James Ingram ("How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"); Debarge ("I Like It"); Sheena Easton ("You Do It"); Culture Club("Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"); The Flirts("JukeBox Don't put another dime"); John Schneider, and Bobby Vinton.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 25
    Performers include Peter Allen ("Just Another Make-Out Song"); Joe Cocker ("Seven Days"); Men at Work ("Be Good Johnny"); Oxo ("Whirly Girl"); Kelly Groucutt (former member of the Electric Light Orchestra); and Ricky Skaggs.
    A Solid Gold video by Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean"). A duet by Marilyn and Peter Allen.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 24
    Performers include The Weather Girls ("It's Raining Men"); Patti Austin & James Ingram ("Baby Come To Me"); Paul Davis ("Cool Night"); Missing Persons ("Windows"); Helen Reddy ("Don't Tell Me Tonight"); and Juice Newton. Golden Earring performs their 1974 hit "Radar Love". Video of the week by Duran Duran("Hungry Like the Wolf"). Comedian Tom Driesenmoreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 23
    Performers include Jefferson Starship ("Winds of Change"); Barry Manilow ("Some Kind of Friend"); Tanya Tucker("Feel Right"); Melissa Manchester ("Nice Girls"); Lionel Richie; Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers; and Night Ranger.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 22

    Performers include Toni Basil(Shopping from A to Z);Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle (You & I); Devo (That's Good); Linda Ronstadt(I Knew You When);Rachel Sweet (Voodoo); Charley McClain (With You);and Ray Parker Jr (Bad Boy). Marilyn performs "Heart to Heart". Rex & Rachel Sweet duet on "Everlasting Love". Comedian George Wallace.

  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 21 Grammy
    Performers, all of who are Grammy winners, include Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), the Charlie Daniels Band ("The Devil Went Down to Georgia"), Manhattan Transfer ("Boy from New York City"), Stephanie Mills ("I Never Knew Love like This Before"), Anne Murray ("Could I Have This Dance?"), Leo Sayer ("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"), Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"), and Bill Cosby.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 20

    Performers include The Bus Boys ("The Boys Are Back In Town"), Crystal Gayle ("Till I Gain Control Again"), The Go-Go's ("Vacation"), Michael McDonald ("I Gotta Try"), Sheena Easton, Tom Jones, and Rough Trade.

  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 19
    Performers include Ronnie Milsap ("Any Day Now"), Eddie Money ("Take a Little Bit"), Steel Breeze ("Dreamin' Is Easy"), Rosanne Cash, Saga, Frank Stallone, and The Temptations.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 18
    Performers include Adam Ant ("Goody Two Shoes"), Phil Collins ("You Can't Hurry Love"), Barry Manilow ("Memory"), Men At Work ("Down Under"), Prince ("1999"), Juice Newton, and Poco. A solo from Rex with the #4 song ("Shadows of the Night").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 17
    Performers include Skyy ("Movin' Violation"); Air Supply ("Now and Forever"); John Cougar Mellencamp ("Hand to Hold On To"); ABC; The Bellamy Brothers; The Lee Ritenour Band; and Vanity 6.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 16
    Performers include America ("Right Before Your Eyes"); Mac Davis ("Lying Here Lying"); Missing Persons ("Destination Unknown"); Rocky Burnette("Heartstopper"); Jeffrey Osborne("On the Wings Of Love"); Neil Diamond and Toni Basil("Mickey").
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 15
    Guests include the Go-Go's ("Get Up and Go" & "This Old Feeling"); Donna Summer ("State of Independence"); The Stray Cats ("Rock This Town"); Mickey Gilley; James Ingram & Patti Austin; and Kim Carnes. A solo from Marilyn("Muscles"). Rex Smith sings a duet with Mickey Gilley. A Solid Gold spotlight features "Heart Attack".moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 14
    Performers include The Gap Band ("You Dropped A Bomb On Me"); Paul Carrack and Noise to Go ("I Need You"); Chilliwack ("Whatcha Gonna Do (When I'm Gone)"); Lionel Richie ("Truly"); Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle ("You & I"); and the Osmond Brothers. Paul Davis performs his 1977 hit "I Go Crazy." Rex sings the #5 Song "Love me Tomorrow".moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 13
    Performers include Roberta Flack ("In The Name Of Love"), Joe Jackson ("Steppin' Out"), Bill Medley ("Right Here and Now"), Men at Work ("Down Under"), The Motels ("Forever Mine"), Scandal featuring Patty Smyth ("Goodbye to You"), and Earl Thomas Conley. A Solid Gold Spotlight on Rick Springfield " I Get Excited". Marilyn sings "Truly".moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 12 Classics
    A Solid Gold Classics show featuring performances by America ("Tin Man"), Judy Collins ("Both Sides Now"), The Charlie Daniels Band ("In America"), Barry Manilow ("Copacabana"), Eddie Money ("Two Tickets to Paradise"), Orleans ("Still the One"), the Righteous Brothers, and War. Also, a duet by Rex & Marilyn. This special show features the regular weekly countdown.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 11
    Performers include Air Supply ("Even the Nights Are Better"); Laura Branigan ("Gloria"); Kim Carnes ("Voyeur"); Jerry Reed ("The Bird"); Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes; Sheena Easton; and Rick James.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Classics
    A Solid Gold Classics show featuring The Commodores ("Easy"), Sheena Easton ("Morning Train"), Hall & Oates ("Kiss on My List"), Evelyn King ("Shame"), Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ("My Eyes Adored You"), Rick Nelson ("Travelin' Man"), Joe Cocker("With a Little Help from My Friends"), and Conway Twitty("It's Only Make Believe").
    This episode, despite being a special show, features the regular weekly Countdown. Also includes a plug by Rex for the Upcoming Solid Gold Christmas.moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 9

    Marilyn and Rex welcome performers Aretha Franklin ("Jump to It"); Evelyn 'Champagne' King ("Love Come Down"); Ronnie Milsap ("He Got You"); Cliff Richard ; Michael McDonald; and Janet Jackson("Young Love").

  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 8
    Marilyn and Rex welcome Billy Preston ("Don't Try to Fight It"); Sheena Easton ("Machinery"); REO Speedwagon ("Sweet Time"); Tammy Wynette ("You Still Get to Me in My Dreams"); Devo; Tavares; and Men at Work("Who Can it be Now"). Billy Preston and Marilyn McCoo duet on "Nothing From Nothing."
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 7
    Performers include KC ("You Said You'd Gimme Some More"); America ("You Can Do Magic"); The Stray Cats ("Rock This Town"); Tanya Tucker ("Cry"); The Four Tops; and The Motels. Burton Cummings, formerly of the Guess Who, performs "American Woman."
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 6

    Performers include Laura Branigan ("Gloria"), Sylvia, Steel Breeze ("You Don't Want Me Anymore"), Lionel Richie ("Truly"), ABC ("The Look of Love"), Lee Majors ("The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman"), and Juice Newton ("Break It to Me Gently").Marilyn & Rex sing "Don't Fight it".

  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 5
    Marilyn & Rex welcome Air Supply ("Young Love"), Toni Basil ("Mickey"), Stephen Bishop ("If Love Takes You Away"), Elton John ("Blue Eyes" music video), Tane Cain ("Holding On"), Rose Royce, and Michael Murphey. A duet by Marilyn & Stephen Bishop (On & On plus Save it for a Rainy Day).
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 4
    Marilyn & Rex welcome Karla Bonoff ("Please Be the One"), Randy Meisner ("Never Been in Love"), Eddie Money ("I Think I'm in Love"), Marie Osmond ("Back to Believing Again"), The Temptations ("I Can't Get Next To You"), John Waite ("Change"), and Dottie West.
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 3
    Marilyn and Rex welcome John Schneider ("In the Driver's Seat"); Jermaine Jackson ("Let Me Tickle Your Fancy"); Charlie Daniels Band ("Ain't No Ramblers Anymore"); Melissa Manchester ("You Should Hear How She Talks About You"); Rose Royce; and Billy Idol. Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker perform their duet "Up Where We Belong."moreless
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 2
    Marilyn & Rex welcome America ("You Can Do Magic"); Josie Cotton ("He Could Be The One"); Quarterflash ("Night Shift"); the Bellamy Brothers; Men at Work; and Larry Graham. Aretha Franklin performs her 1972 record "Day Dreaming."
  • Marilyn McCoo & Rex Smith Show 1

    Marilyn & Rex welcome John Cougar Mellencamp ("Jack & Diane"); Rick James ("Hard To Get"); Barry Manilow ("Even Now" & interview); Rosanne Cash; Huey Lewis & the News; Ronnie Milsap; Wayland Flowers and Madame; and comedian Jeff Altman. A duet from Rex and Marilyn("You Should Hear How She Talks about You").