The Hollywood Palace

Season 7 Episode 1

Host: Bing Crosby / Sweetwater

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 11, 1969 on ABC

Episode Recap

Host: Bing Crosby --Bing Crosby sings a song about Hollywood Palace's new season --Sammy Davis Jr. cameo from audience. --Gwen Verdon (sings and dances) - does a song about a new dance, the "It's a Poor Country discotek.......freaked-out, comin' on, jellybean, Psychedelic Stomp" (very long title, abbreviated). Western bar set with male dancers) --Bing talks with Gwen Verdon. --Sweetwater (rock group) - "Motherless Child" Commercial: Pepto-Bismol (animated ad with the Captain and the Kids) --Cameos: Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence in audience. --Dick Shawn (stand-up comedian) --Bobbie Gentry - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" --Bobby Gentry and Bing Crosby - "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" duet --The Rodriguez Brothers (high wire act) --Engelbert Humperdinck - "I Could Have Danced All Night" (with dancers) & "I'm A Better Man" --Medley of Beatles' songs: "Yellow Submarine" (Crosby & Humperdinck); "Can't Buy Me Love" (Verdon, Crosby, Humperdinck); "Fool on the Hill" (Gentry); "Yesterday" (Humperdinck); "With A Little Help from My Friends" (Dick Shaun, Gentry & Verdon); "And I Love Her" (Crosby); and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Bing, Engelbert & cast) --Bing Crosby sings "Love's Been Good to Me" (correct song title?)

--Throughout the show there are cameos by upcoming hosts: Sammy Davis Jr., Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence; Roy Rogers & Dale Evans; Flip Wilson; Tom Jones (These clips were probably taped at a different time and later edited into the show.)