Solid Gold - Season 6

(ended 1988)




Episode Guide

  • Solid Gold & Summer Love
    A summer special featuring Love Songs hosted by Dionne Warwick. Julio Iglesias joins Dionne for "Grande, Grande, Grande." Other performers are Belinda Carlisle ("Mad About You"), Kenny Loggins ("Danger Zone"), Miami Sound Machine ("Conga" and "Words Get in the Way"), Eddie Rabbitt ("Repetitive Regret"), Air Supply, the Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, and Sha Na Na.moreless
  • Solid Gold Countdown 85
    A countdown of the top 40 songs of 1985 hosted by Dionne Warwick. Performers include Madonna; Stevie Wonder; Julian Lennon; Tina Turner; Pointer Sisters; REO Speedwagon; Whitney Houston; Starship; Billy Ocean; Tears for Fears; Kool & the Gang; Paul Young; Chaka Khan; Thompson Twins; DeBarge; and John Parr. Interviews with Sting; Kenny Rogers; Phil Collins; and Hall and Oates. Comedy with Arsenio Hall. A countdown of the top 5 videos and Top 40 singles of 1985 featuring the Solid Gold Dancers.moreless
  • Solid Gold Christmas 1985
    A special featuring popular stars performing the best in Christmas music hosted by Dionne Warwick featuring co-host Eddie Rabbitt. Guests include Donna Summer, Barry Manilow; Anne Murray; James Ingram; Crystal Gayle; New Edition; Laura Branigan; Peter, Paul & Mary; John Schneider; Captain & Tenille; Andrae Crouch; Suzanne Somers; Richard Carpenter; and the Chipmunks. The Comedy of Arsenio Hall. A solo by Dionne opens the show.moreless
  • Dionne #1 Singles
    Dionne #1 Singles
    Episode 40
    Performers include A-ha ("Take On Me"), Falco ("Rock Me Amadeus"), Whitney Houston ("How Will I Know?" & "Saving All My Love for You"), Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love"), Starship ("We Built This City"), Tears for Fears ("Shout"), and Stevie Wonder ("Part-Time Lover"), and John Parr. Dionne sings "That's What Friends are For".
    Plus an interview with Phil Collins.moreless
  • Dionne Ladies of the 80's
    The Ladies of the '80s include The Bangles ("Manic Monday"), Sheena Easton ("Sugar Walls"), Whitney Houston ("How Will I Know?"), Patti LaBelle ("New Attitude"), The Pointer Sisters ("Freedom"), Sheila E., and Juice Newton. Grace Slick is featured in this week's interview segment.
  • Dionne Solid Gold Soul
    Performers include Kenny Loggins ("I'll Be There"), James Ingram and Michael McDonald ("Yah Mo B There"), Billy Ocean ("When the Going Gets Tough (the Tough Get Going)"), El DeBarge, Janet Jackson("What Have you Done for me Lately"), Kool & the Gang, Little Richard("Great Gosh Amighty"), and Luther Vandross. A solo from Dionne (Go Home).
    Plus an interview with Smokey Robinson.moreless
  • Dionne Country Gold
    Dionne Country Gold
    Episode 37
    Performers include Glen Campbell ("It's Just a Matter of Time"), Ronnie Milsap ("Lost in the Fifties Tonight"), Marie Osmond ("Read My Lips"), Kenny Rogers ("Morning Desire"), Alabama, and The Charlie Daniels Band. Eddie Rabbitt and Juice Newton perform their #1 Country hit "Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)."
  • Dionne Show #36
    Dionne Show #36
    Episode 36
    Performers include A-ha ("Hunting High and Low"), Falco ("Vienna Calling"), Patti Austin, The Bangles, Kenny Loggins, Smokey Robinson, and The Golden Boys of Bandstand (former teen idols Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell).
    Plus an interview with Julian Lennon. A Dionne solo (On My Own).
  • Dionne Show 35
    Dionne Show 35
    Episode 35
    Dionne welcomes performers Culture Club ("Move Away"), El DeBarge ("Who's Johnny"), Electric Light Orchestra("Calling America"), Exile ("Super Love"), Peter Frampton ("All Eyes on You" & an interview), Level 42 ("Something About You"), and James Ingram.
    Dionne performs a solo ("There'll be Sad Songs" by Billy Ocean). A duet by Dionne & James Ingram.moreless
  • Dionne Show 34
    Dionne Show 34
    Episode 34
    Dionne's guests include Stevie Wonder ("Part Time Lover"), Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine ("Bad Boy"), Honeymoon Suite ("Feel It Again"), The Jets ("Crush on You"), Marilyn Martin ("Move Closer"), Charlie Daniels Band, and the SOS Band.
  • Dionne Show # 33
    Dionne Show # 33
    Episode 33
    Performers include Philip Bailey ("State of the Heart"), Gary Morris ("Anything Goes"), Nu Shooz ("I Can't Wait"), Feargal Sharkey ("You Little Thief"), Kim Carnes("Divided Hearts"), Robert Palmer("Addicted to Love"), and Starpoint("Til the end of Time"). Ozzy Osborne is interviewed. Dionne sings the #8 Song "Bad Boy".
  • Dionne & Roy Clark
    Dionne & Roy Clark
    Episode 32
    Performers include Roy Clark (co-host, "Tobacco Road"), Morris Day ("The Character"), Dennis DeYoung ("Call Me"), The Fabulous Thunderbirds ("Tuff Enuff"), and Little Richard ("Great Gosh A'mighty"). Dionne sings "We Built This City (on Rock 'n' Roll)." Dionne and Roy Clark perform "Bye Bye Love." Plus, the second half of a Phil Collins interview.moreless
  • Dionne & Frank Sinatra
    Special Co-host Frank Sinatra sings "Mack the Knife." Dionne joins Frank for a duet of "You And Me." Additional performers include Air Supply("The One That You Love"), Juice Newton, and Smokey Robinson. Comedian Joe Piscopo, doing his Frank Sinatra impersonation, sings "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Under My Thumb" and "Born to Run". A Solo from Dionne "Come Fly with Me".
    Plus, the first half of an interview with Phil Collins. The Solid Gold dancers feature a countdown of Frank Sinatra Hits with "New York,New York" at #1.moreless
  • Dionne & Stephen Bishop
    Performers include Alabama ("She and I"), the Greg Kihn Band ("Love And Rock And Roll"), Stephen Bishop, Animotion, Janet Jackson, Barry Manilow, and Graham Nash. Plus, the second part of the Smokey Robinson interview. A solo from Dionne with "Little Bit of Love" a New Edition #1 R&B hit. Dionne and Stephen Bishop duet on "Separate Lives" to close the show.moreless
  • Dionne & Gordon Thomson
    Dionne welcomes Gordon Thomson, from Dynasty, as the co-host. This week's performers include The Bangles("Manic Monday"), Culture Club("God Thank You Woman"), Ronnie Milsap("Happy Happy Birthday Baby"), Miami Sound Machine("Bad Boy"), Robert Palmer("Addicted to Love"), and Teddy Pendergrass("Love for Two"). Plus, an interview with Smokey Robinson, and a flashback to 1977. A solo by Dionne ("Secret Lovers"). A duet by Dionne & Ronnie Milsap ("Any Day Now").
  • Guest Host Julian Lennon
    Performers include Julian Lennon (guest host, "Stick Around"), Peter Frampton ("Lying"), Melissa Manchester and Al Jarreau ("The Music Of Goodbye"), Cherrelle featuring Alexander O'Neal ("A Broken Heart Can Mend"), Vanity ("Under The Influence"), Anne Murray, Robert Tepper("No Easy Way Out"), and OMD. Also, Waylon Jennings is interviewed.
  • Guest Host Gladys Knight
    Guest host Gladys Knight welcomes performers Culture Club ("Move Away"), Exile ("I Could Get Used to You"), Five Star ("Let Me Be the One"), The Force M.D.'s ("Tender Love"), Barry Manilow("He doesn't Care but I do"/ "It's a Long way up"), and Jennifer Rush. An appearance by Mike the Dog. Also Gladys Knight and the Pips with their classic ("I've got to Use My Imagination").moreless
  • Dionne & Smokey Robinson
    Performers include Smokey Robinson (co-host, "Hold On to Your Love"), A-ha ("Train of Thought"), Sly Fox ("Let's Go All The Way"), Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love"), Dan Seals ("Bop"), and Marie Osmond("Read My Lips"). Plus an interview with Little Richard. A solo from Dionne (This Could be the Night by Loverboy).moreless
  • Dionne & Billy Dee Williams
    Dionne welcomes performers including Billy Dee Williams (co-host); an interview with Little Richard ("Great Gosh Amighty") ; Michael McDonald; Lee Greenwood("Streamline"); Marilyn Martin ("Night Moves"); Jose Feliciano & Diane Schuur; and the Pick Hit from Opus ("Live is Life"). Comedy from Glenn Super. A solo from Dionne of Kyrie a #1 hit by Mr. Mister. A duet by Dionne & Michael McDonald (I'll Never Love this Way Again, I Keep Forgeting).moreless
  • Dionne & Glen Campbell
    Performers include Glen Campbell (co-host), ABC("How to be a Millionaire"), Baltimora ("Tarzan Boy"), Isley-Jasper-Isley ("Caravan of Love"), Sheila E. ("A Love Bizarre"), and Robert Tepper ("No Easy Way Out"). Plus an interview with Lionel Richie. Dionne performs "How Will I Know" a hit for her cousin Whitney Houston.
  • Dionne & Lorenzo Lamas
    Performers include Lorenzo Lamas (co-host), Atlantic Starr ("Secret Lovers"), Thompson Twins ("King for a Day"), Louise Mandrell ("Some Girls Have All the Luck"), Dream Academy("Life In a Northern Town"), and The Temptations. Dionne sings her new single "Whisper in the Dark".
  • Dionne & Anne Murray
    Anne Murray (co-host, "Now And Forever"), Whitney Houston ("How Will I Know"), Maurice White ("I Need You"), Laura Branigan("I Found Someone"), Mike and the Mechanics("Silent Running"), and New Edition. Dionne sings the #4 song "When the Going Gets Tough". Plus, an interview with Julian Lennon.
  • Dionne Love Songs Co-Host David Hasselhoff
    Dionne salutes Love Songs with co-host David Hasselhoff. Performers include Phil Collins, Huey Lewis & the News, Johnny Mathis, Teddy Pendergrass, The Pointer Sisters("Freedom"), Kenny Rogers, and Jack Wagner ("Love Can Take Us All the Way").
    Also, Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick duet on "Weakness" (from The Woman in Red soundtrack).moreless
  • Dionne Show # 20
    Dionne Show # 20
    Episode 20
    Performers include John Denver ("Dreamland Express"), Billy Ocean ("When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going"), Melissa Manchester & Al Jarreau("The Music of Goodbye"),Dire Straits("Sultans of Swing") and Michael McDonald. Dionne & Friends(Dionne, Gladys Knght, Stevie Wonder) perform live their former #1 song "That's What Friends are For" along with special guests Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Bayer Sager & Burt Bacharach. Plus, an interview with Pat Benatar. Dionne sings the #7 song "Go Home".moreless
  • Dionne & Christopher Cross
    Dionne welcomes co-host Christopher Cross ("Every Turn of the World"), Stevie Wonder ("Go Home"), Sheena Easton("Magic of Love"), John Schneider("What's a Memory like you doing in a love like this"), Thompson Twins("King for a Day"), and Paul Young("Everything Must Change"). Plus an interview with Kenny Loggins.
    Dionne sings the #7 song "I Miss You" by Klymaxx. Dionne & Christopher Cross duet with Sailing, and Arthur's Theme.
  • Dionne & Burt Bacharach
    Performers include Burt Bacharach (co-host), Kool & the Gang ("Emergency"), Stephanie Mills ("Stand Back"), 9.9 ("I Like the Way You Dance"), Howard Jones, Miami Sound Machine("Conga"), and Bobby Vinton. Dionne & Burt perform the #1 song "That's What Friends Are For," a song that Bacharach co-wrote (with Carole Bayer Sager). Dionne & Burt perform "Alfie", a hit from 1967. An interview with Grace Slick. See Recap for top 10 countdown.moreless
  • Dionne & Larry Gatlin
    Performers include Larry Gatlin (co-host) and the Gatlin Brothers, Andre Cymone ("Lipstick Lover"), Luther Vandross ("Never Too Much"), Pia Zadora ("Come Rain or Come Shine"), Corey Hart("Everything in My Heart"), and Ta Mara & the Seen("Everybody Dance"). A duet by Larry & Dionne ("Takin' Somebody with Me"). Dionne sings "Broken Wings".moreless
  • Dionne & Mac Davis
    Dionne & Mac Davis
    Episode 16
    Performers include Mac Davis (co-host), Cameo ("Single Life"), Robin Gibb ("Toys"), Whitney Houston ("How Will I Know?"), John Waite ("The Choice"), and The Judds. Dionne sings "That's What Friends Are For." Also, Part 2 of the Kenny Loggins interview. Dionne sings a duet with her cousin Whitney Houston"You're a Friend of Mine".moreless
  • Dionne & Mac Davis
    Dionne & Mac Davis
    Episode 15
    Performers include Mac Davis (co-host), Kim Carnes ("Begging For Favors"), Klymaxx ("I Miss You"), The Pointer Sisters ("Dare Me"), Corey Hart, The Judds, and B.J. Thomas. Plus, Part 1 of an interview with Kenny Loggins.
  • Dionne Show # 14
    Dionne Show # 14
    Episode 14
    Dionne Warwick joins The Spinners for their 1974 hit "Then Came You." Also appearing are Juice Newton ("Hurt"), Kenny Rogers ("Morning Desire"), Starship ("We Built This City"), Freddie Jackson, Howard Jones, and Wang Chung. Plus, an interview with Phil Collins.
  • Dionne & Peter Allen
    Performers include Peter Allen (co-host), Roger Miller ("River In The Rain"), John Parr ("Love Grammar"), Jennifer Holliday, Michael McDonald, and The Spinners. Plus, Olivia Newton-John is interviewed.
  • Dionne & Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder, co-hosting for a second week, performs "Go Home." Dionne joins Stevie for a duet of "Weakness." Other performers include Laura Branigan ("Hold Me"); The Charlie Daniels Band; New Edition; Michael McDonald; and The Thompson Twins. Plus, part two of an interview with Phil Collins. Portions of the Top 10 are in the recap.moreless
  • Dionne & Stevie Wonder
    Performers include Stevie Wonder (co-host, "Part-Time Lover"), Adam Ant ("Vive Le Rock"), Sheena Easton ("Do It For Love"), Kenny Rogers ("Morning Desire"), Kool and the Gang ("Emergency"), and Paul Young ("I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"). Dionne covers Paul Young's previous hit "Every Time You Go Away." Dionne joins Stevie Wonder for a duet ("It's You").moreless
  • Dionne Solid Gold Salutes the Movies (Part 2)
    Solid Gold Salutes the Movies (Part 2 of 2).
    The performers include Kenny Loggins ("Footloose"); Ray Parker Jr. ("Ghostbusters"); The Pointer Sisters ("I'm So Excited" from National Lampoon Vacation); Stevie Wonder ("I Just Called to Say I Love You" fromThe Woman in Red); Waylon Jennings (Mamas Don't let your Baby's Grow Up to be Cowboys); Franki Valli (Grease)and John Parr (St. Elmo's Fire). A Salute to the Movie "Grease". Comedy from Mark McCollum. Dionne sings "Against All Odds".moreless
  • Dionne Solid Gold Salutes the Movies (Part 1)
    Solid Gold Salutes the Movies (Part 1 of 2).
    The performers include Christopher Cross ("Arthur's Theme" from Arthur); The Pointer Sisters ("Neutron Dance" from Beverly Hills Cop); Rick Springfield ("Don't Walk Away" from Hard To Hold); Survivor ("Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III); Deniece Williams - ("Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose); Bonnie Tyler ("Holding Out for a Hero" from Footloose); Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (Up Where We Belong).
    Comedian Arsenio Hall. Plus, a tribute to the Bee Gees & Saturday Night Fever. Dionne performs "Fame" title song to the movie with the dancers and concludes the show with "The Way We Were".moreless
  • Dionne & Luther Vandross
    Dionne welcomes co-host Luther Vandross ("Wait for Love"), Rosanne Cash ("Never Be You"), Ready for the World ("Oh Sheila"), Tom Jones, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and New Edition.
  • Dionne & Eddie Rabbitt
    Starship performs "We Built This City" from their album Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Other performers are Eddie Rabbitt (co-host), Kool & the Gang ("Cherish"), Shannon ("Urgent"), Quarterflash, and Sister Sledge. Dionne Warwick and Eddie Rabbitt perform a duet ("You and I").
  • Dionne & El DeBarge
    Dionne welcomes performers El Debarge; Natalie Cole (A Little Bit of Heaven); ABC (Be Near Me); Crystal Gayle; Manhattan Transfer; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; and OMD (So In Love). A solo from Dionne (Part-Time Lover). A medley duet by Dionne and El DeBarge (All this Love, Who's Holding Donna Now, Rhythm of the Night). An interview with the Pointer Sisters.moreless
  • Dionne & David Foster
    Dionne welcomes guests David Foster (Love Theme from St. Elmos Fire), Sheila E; Motels and John Schneider. A solo by Dionne (Freedom). A medley of hits by Dionne & David Foster.
  • Dionne & Air Supply
    Dionne welcomes Air Supply (co-hosts), A-ha ("Take On Me"), Whitney Houston ("Saving all My Love for You"), King ("Love and Pride"), Kenny Loggins ("I'll Be There"), Michael Franks, and Ronnie Milsap. A solo from Dionne ("Cherish"). A medley of hits by Dionne & Air Supply. Also, comedian Jeff Altman.
  • Dionne & Mac Davis
    Dionne & Mac Davis
    Episode 3
    Dionne welcomes guests including co-host Mac Davis ("I Feel the Country Callin' Me"), Five Star ("All Fall Down"), John Parr ("St. Elmo's Fire"), Jack Wagner ("Too Young"), Sylvia, Maurice White("Stand By Me"), and Paul Young. Also, comedian Jeff Altman. Dionne does a duet with Maurice White.
  • Dionne & Boy George
    Dionne welcomes special guests Culture Club (Love is Love), and performers Rick Nelson(Do You Know What I Mean), Billy Ocean (Mystery Lady), Sister Sledge (Frankie), Tears for Fears (Head over Heels); and Wham("Young Guns"). A special duet by Dionne & Boy George (I Say a Little Prayer). The #5 Song from Dionne (You're only Human").Comedy from Arsenio Hall.

    See 'Recap' for the Top 10.moreless
  • Dionne & Co-host Johnny Mathis
    Dionne Warwick returns as series host and welcomes guests Johnny Mathis (co-host), Cock Robin ("When Your Heart Is Weak"), Tears for Fears ("Shout"), Tina Turner ("Private Dancer"), John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, and Juice Newton. Comedian Arsenio Hall. Plus, an interview with Sting.