The Midnight Special - Season 5

NBC (ended 1981)




Episode Guide

  • Hosts: The Bay City Rollers
    --The Bay City Rollers (hosts) - "You Made Me Believe in Magic," "Yesterday's Hero," "It's a Game" & "Love Fever" --Billy Braver (comedy segment) --Roger Daltrey - "One of the Boys" (music video) --Electric Light Orchestra - "Telephone Line" --England Dan & John Ford Coley - "It's Sad to Belong" & "Soldier in the Rain" --KC & the Sunshine Band - "Keep It Comin' Love" --Jimmy Webb - "Mixed-Up Guy," "The Highway Man" and a medley. --Midnight Special salute to Hoyt Axtonmoreless
  • Hosts: The Spinners
    Hosts: The Spinners
    Episode 37
    --The Spinners (hosts) - "Could It Be I'm Fallin' in Love," "Rubberband Man," "The Way We Were," "Games People Play," "You're Throwing a Good Love Away" & "Mighty Love" --Andy Gibb - "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" & "Love Is Thicker Than Water" --Johnny Rivers - "Slow Dancin'" --The Sons of Champlin - "Saved by the Grace of Your Love" & "Hold On" --Rod Stewart - "The Killing of George" music video --Salute to Blood, Sweat and Tearsmoreless
  • Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
    --KC & the Sunshine Band (hosts) - "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Keep It Comin' Love," "That's the Way (I Like It)" & "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" --Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night" --The Emotions - "Best of My Love," "Don't Ask My Neighbor" & "Flowers" --Peter McCann - "Do You Wanna Make Love" & "Right Time of the Night" --Flora Purim - "Nothing Will Be As It Was," "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly" & "Sometime Ago" --Cat Stevens - "The Old Schoolyard" (music video) --Salute to Willie Nelsonmoreless
  • Host: Gregg Allman
    Host: Gregg Allman
    Episode 35
    --Gregg Allman (host) - "Let This Be a Lesson to Ya," "Sweet Feelin'," "Midnight Rider," "Don't Keep Me Wondering" & "Midnight Rider" (closing credits) --Elvin Bishop and Gregg Allman - "Little Brown Bird" --Elvin Bishop & Booker T. and the MG's - "Don't You Lie to Me" & "Dedicated to the One I Love" --Booker T. and the MG's - "Double Thrust" --Bad Company - "Run with the Pack" (music video) --Jerry Lee Lewis - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" & "The Closest Thing to You" --Jennifer Warnes - "Right Time of the Night" & "I'm Dreaming" --Midnight Special salute to Little Richardmoreless
  • Host: Neil Sedaka
    Host: Neil Sedaka
    Episode 34
    --Neil Sedaka (host) - "Amarillo," "Laughter in the Rain," "A Song," "Bad Blood" & "One Night Stand" --George Benson and Van Morrison - "Misty" --Fleetwood Mac (on film) - "You Make Lovin' Fun" --Renaissance - "Carpet of the Sun" & "Midas Man" --Kenny Rogers - "Lucille" & "Daytime Friends" --Carole Bayer Sager - "Sweet Alibis" --Small Wonder - "Be Part of Me" & "Run Run Around" --Salute to Van Morrisonmoreless
  • Co-hosts: Emmylou Harris & Little Feat
    Emmylou Harris & Little Feat (co-hosts) --Emmylou Harris - "Queen of the Silver Dollar" (with Little Feat?) --Emmylou Harris - "My Songbird" --Little Feat - "Dixie Chicken," "Rocket in My Pocket" & "Rock and Roll Doctor" --Paul Barrere - "Old Folks Boogie" --Bonnie Raitt - "Runaway," "Home" & "Sugar Mama" --Weather Report - "Birdland" & "Teen Town" --Jessie Winchester - "Rhumba Man" & "I Can't Stand Up Alone" --Jessie Winchester and Emmylou Harris - "Nothing But a Breeze" --Neil Young (on film) - "Like a Hurricane" (concert footage)moreless
  • Hosts: Bread
    Hosts: Bread
    Episode 32
    --Bread (hosts) - "Lay Your Money Down" "The Chosen One" "She's the Only One" & "Lost Without Your Love" --England Dan and John Ford Coley - "It's Sad to Belong" & "Soldier in the Rain" --Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy" & "Go Back Home Again" --Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi" --Eddie Rabbitt - "Rocky Mountain Music" --Johnny Rivers - "Slow Dancin'" --Valentine - "Take You Back" & "I've Got It" --Salute to Kenny Rogersmoreless
  • Host: Neil Sedaka
    Host: Neil Sedaka
    Episode 31
    --Neil Sedaka (host) - "Oh Carole," "Tin Pan Alley," "Amarillo," "Hollywood Lady," "Sleazy Love" & "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" --The Captain and Tennille - "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" --Kim Carnes - "Sailin'" --Judy Collins - "Bread and Roses" --Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" & "If It's the Last Thing I Do" --Janis Ian - "I Want to Make You Love Me" & "Party Lights" --Helen Reddy - "You're My World" & "The Happy Girls" --Salute to Joan Baezmoreless
  • Host: Lou Rawls
    Host: Lou Rawls
    Episode 30
    --Lou Rawls (host) - "Some Folks Never Learn," "See You When I Git There," "Spring Again" & "Some Day You'll Be Old" --Lou Rawls and Donna Summer - "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" --Sammy Davis (cameo, walk on) --Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy" & "Go Back Home Again" --Gordon Lightfoot - "Race Among the Ruins" --Melanie - "Cyclone" --Leo Sayer - "When I Need You" & "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" --Gino Vannelli - "Summers of My Life" --Midnight Special salute to Earth, Wind & Firemoreless
  • Host: Wolfman Jack
    Host: Wolfman Jack
    Episode 29

    Wolfman Jack hosts "The Million Sellers of 1977," a compilation of performances from previous episodes.
    --ABBA perform "Dancing Queen" and "Fernando."
    --Stephen Bishop - "Save It for a Rainy Day" & "On and On."
    --Brick - "Dazz."
    --Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights."
    --Natalie Cole - "I've Got Love on My Mind."
    --Heart - "Magic Man" & "Crazy on You."
    --Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded By the Light" & "Spirit in the Night."
    --Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. - "Your Love."
    --Mary MacGregor - "Town Between Two Lovers."

  • Host: Helen Reddy (May 6, 1977)

    --Helen Reddy (host) - "You're My World," "The Happy Girls," "Midnight Skies" & "Aquarius Mirable."
    --The Babys - If You've Got the Time," "Looking for Love" & "Wild Man."
    --James Brown - "Get Up Offa That Thing" & "I Refuse to Lose."
    --The Kinks - "Sleepwaker" & "Juke Box Music."
    --Kenny Rogers - "Lucille" & "In and Out of Your Heart."
    --The Sanford/Townsend Band - "Smoke from a Distant Fire."
    --Midnight Special salute to Jerry Lee Lewis

  • British Rock hosted by Wolfman Jack
    --ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) - "Do Ya," "Rock Aria" & "Telephone Line" --Salute to Elton John (narrated by Wolfman Jack) - includes clips of Elton John performing "Bennie and the Jets" & "Philadelphia Freedom" on "Soul Train" --Salute to Rod Stewart (narrated by Wolfman Jack)

    Music Videos / Promotional clips: --Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Somebody to Love" & "Tie Your Mother Down" --Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" & "You Make Lovin' Fun" --Genesis - "Assault and Battery"moreless

  • Host: George Benson
    Host: George Benson
    Episode 26

    --George Benson (host) sings "Everything Must Change" and "Gonna Love You More."
    --Van Morrison sings "Moondance" (jam session with George Benson and other guests).
    --Van Morrison - "Joyous Sound."
    --Etta James - "Tell Mama."
    --Carlos Santana & George Benson - "Breezin'" and "Valdez in the Country" (instrumental songs).
    --Midnight Special salute to Eric Clapton.
    --Van Morrison - "Heavy Connection" & "Cold Wind in August."
    --Etta James & Dr. John - "I'd Rather be Blind."
    --Finale: Van Morrison - "Bring It on Home to Me" (with closing credits).

  • Host: Gabe Kaplan
    Host: Gabe Kaplan
    Episode 25
    --Gabe Kaplan (host) - does two comedy monologues. The first is about commercials for nose sprays; skin creams and a new deodorant for the ear. Second monologue is about the telephone, prank phone calls; blind dates --ABBA - "Dancing Queen" --James Darren & Hattie Winston - "You Take My Heart Away" --The Dirt Band - "Fish Song" & "Disco Stomp" --Rod Stewart - "Tonight's the Night" (taped in his home) & "The First Cut Is the Deepest" --Gary Wright - "Water Sign" & "I'm Alright" --Midnight Special salute to Judy Collinsmoreless
  • Host: George Carlin
    Host: George Carlin
    Episode 24
    --George Carlin (host) - comedy monologue about talking on phone & being put on hold --Stephen Bishop - "Save It for a Rainy Day" & "On and On" --Natalie Cole - "I've Got Love on My Mind," "Unpredictable You" & "Party Nights" --Chick Corea - "Music Magic" & "So Long Mickey Mouse" --Electric Light Orchestra - "Do Ya?" --Travis Shook (with the Club Wow Band) - "The Great Point Song" --Stanley Clarke with Return to Forever --Midnight Special salute to Jose Feliciano --On film: movie clip from "Rocky" starring Sylvester Stallonemoreless
  • Host: Aretha Franklin
    --Aretha Franklin (host) - "Respect," "Hooked on Your Love," "Sweet Passions," "When I Think About You" & "Meadows of Springtime" --The Babys - "If You've Got the Time" --Brian Cadd - "White on White Eldorado" & "Heavenly Night in September" --Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights" --Queen - "Tie Your Mother Down" (probably a music video) --Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak" & "Don't Believe a Word" --Midnight Special salute to Neil Sedaka (Sedaka sings a medley of songs, talks about his career & shows clips from past appearances) --On film: movie clip from "A Star Is Born" with Barbra Streisandmoreless
  • Hosts: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
    --Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (hosts) - "You Don't Have to Be A Star," "Your Love," "I Hope We Get to Love in Time" & "Gone at Last" --Themla Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" --Thelma Houston, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - "Proud Mary" --Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded by the Light" & "Spirit in the Night" --Fleetwood Mac (in concert from the University of California) - "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me," "Go Your Own Way" & "So Afraid" (Fleetwood Mac's segment ran 30 minutes w/commercials)moreless
  • Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
    --KC & the Sunshine Band - "(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty," "Get Down Tonight," "That's the Way (I Like It)" and "Baby I Love You" --ABBA - "Dancing Queen" --Jose Feliciano - "Every Woman" & "The Hungry Years" --Heart - "Magic Man," "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)," "Crazy on You" & "White Lightning and Wine" --Andy Kaufman - sings "I Trusted You" in a comedy song routine --Gordon Lightfoot (performance taped in Canada) - "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" & "Race Among the Ruins" --On film: clips from "Rocky" starring Sylvester Stallonemoreless
  • Host: Loretta Lynn
    Host: Loretta Lynn
    Episode 20
    --Loretta Lynn (host) - "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Somebody Somewhere" & "Your Woman Your Friend" --Loretta Lynn and Mickey Gilley - "Release Me," "Honky Tonk" & "Crazy Arms" --Billy Crystal (comedy monologue) - re: fashions on campus, his days in high school --Kinky Friedman - "Dear Abby" & "Ol' Ben Lucas" --Mickey Gilley - "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" & "Bring It On Home to Me" --Mother's Finest - "Rain" --Willie Nelson - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" & "Night Life" --Johnny Rodriguez - "Hillbilly Heart" & "Love Put a Song in My Heart" --Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need Love" & "Endless Flight"moreless
  • Hosts: The Electric Light Orchestra
    --Electric Light Orchestra (hosts) - "Livin' Thing," "Do Ya," "Telephone Line" & "Livin' Thing" --Electric Light Orchestra (on tape) - "Rock Aria" music video --Mary MacGregor - "Torn Between Two Lovers" & "I Just Want to Love You" --Don McLean - "Magdalene Lane," "Mule Skinner Blues" & "Cripple Creek" --George Miller (comedy monologue) - jokes about his childhood, friends, career, etc. --Santana - "Let the Music Set You Free," "Carnaval," "Let the Children Play" & "Jugando" --Santana (on tape) - "Give Me Love" --On film: clips from movie "Car Wash" with Rose Royce singing the title song.moreless
  • Host: Glen Campbell
    Host: Glen Campbell
    Episode 18
    --Glen Campbell (host) - "Southern Nights," "Sunflower," "For Crying' Out Loud," "This Is (Sarah's Song)," "God Only Knows" & "Early Morning Song" --ABBA - "Fernando" & "Dancing Queen" --David Dundas - "Jeans On" --Queen - "Somebody to Love" (probably a music video) --Seals & Crofts with Glen Campbell - "Dust on My Saddle" --Seals & Crofts - "Goodbye Old Buddies" & "Cause You Love" --Sly and the Family Stone - "Heard Ya Missed Me Well I'm Back" & "What Was I Thinkin' in My Head" --Midnight Special salute to the Spinners --On film: clip from the movie "A Star Is Born" --Closing credits: Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights" reprisemoreless
  • Host: Helen Reddy (4th Anniversary Show)
    Fourth Anniversary Show (with clips from past shows) --Helen Reddy (host) --The Bee Gees - "Nights on Broadway" (from 5-Dec-75) & "Jive Talkin'" --George Carlin (comedian) - monologue (re: what's expected of you when you reach different ages) --Earth, Wind & Fire - "Shining Star" (from 18-Apr-75) --Aretha Franklin - "Something He Can Feel" --Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge - "I Never Had It So Good" --Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good" (17-Jan-75) & "Faithless Love" --Neil Sedaka with the Captain and Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together" (from 14-Nov-75) --Midnight Special salute to Alice Cooper (2-part tribute)moreless
  • Host: Judy Collins
    Host: Judy Collins
    Episode 16
    --Judy Collins (host) - "Send in the Clowns," "Bread and Roses," "Everything Must Change," "Political Science" & "Special Delivery" (another source listed the song "Someday Soon") --Brick - "Dazz" & "That's What It's All About" --Freddy Fender - "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," "Living It Down" and a Fifties medley. --Robert Palmer - "Man Smart Woman Smarter" & "Gotta Get a Grip on You" (Part II) --Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" & "When I Need You" --Doc Severinsen - "Melody Aria" --Midnight Special salute to Rod Stewartmoreless
  • Million Sellers of 1976, Part 2
    Million Sellers of 1976, Part 2 hosted by Wolfman Jack --The Commodores - "Sweet Love" --England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" --The Four Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" --Henry Gross - "Shannon" --Elton John and Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" --Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing" --KC & the Sunshine Band - "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty," "Get Down Tonight" & "That's the Way (I Like It)" --Dorothy Moore - "Misty Blue" --Walter Murphy - "A Fifth of Beethoven" --Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" --The Staple Singers - "Let's Do It Again" --Gary Wright - "Dream Weaver"moreless
  • Host: Tom Jones
    Host: Tom Jones
    Episode 14
    --Tom Jones (host) - "Feel the Need" --Glen Campbell - medley of Beach Boys songs --Tom Jones and Sly & the Family Stone - "Everyday People" --Tom Jones and Lynn Anderson - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" --Tom Jones - "Delilah," "Third Rate Romance," "Why Me Lord," "Get Back," "Feelings," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Love Machine" & "Say You'll Stay until Tomorrow" --Glen Campbell - "Bloodline" --Emerson, Lake & Palmer (on film) - "I Believe in Father Christmas" --Sly and the Family Stone - "What I Was Thinkin' in My Head" --Lynn Anderson - "Stand by Your Man" --Closing credits: Tom Jones - "Say You'll stay till Tomorrow" (reprise)moreless
  • Host: Helen Reddy (December 10, 1976)

    --Helen Reddy (host) - "Birthday Song," "Long Hard Climb" & "I Am Woman."
    --Joe Cocker with Stuff - "I Broke Down" & "With a Little Help from My Friends."
    --Joe Cocker - "Without Love."
    --Judy Collins - "Someday Soon."
    --El Chicano - "Dancin' Mama" & "Para Ti."
    --Olivia Newton-John - "Every Face Tells a Story."
    --The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man."
    --Stuff - "How Long Will It Last"
    --Davy Traylor (winner on the "Gong Show") - "I Can't Stop Loving You" & "Takin' It to the Streets."
    --Midnight Special salute to Steppenwolf.

  • Million Sellers of 1976, Part 1
    Million Sellers of 1976, hosted by Wolfman Jack --The Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night" --Elvin Bishop - "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" --The Captain and Tennille - "Lonely Nights (Angel Face)" & "Shop Around" --Eric Carmen - "All By Myself" --Rick Dees & his Cast of Idiots - "Disco Duck (Part I)" --Dr. Hook - "Only Sixteen" --The Manhattans - "Kiss and Say Goodbye" --The Miracles - "Love Machine (Part I)" --Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (music video) --Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from S.W.A.T." --Cliff Richard - "Devil Woman" --The Sylvers - "Boogie Fever" --Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"moreless
  • Host: Diana Ross
    Host: Diana Ross
    Episode 11
    Guests: --Diana Ross (host) - "Love Hangover," Motown medley & "One Love in My Lifetime" --Jermaine Jackson - "Let's Be Young Tonight," "My Touch of Madness" & "Bass Odyssey" --Tata Vega - "Full Speed Ahead," "Been on My Own (Too Long in the Wilderness)" & "Never Had a Dream Come True" --Diana Ross, Tata Vega & Jermaine Jackson - "Let's Be Young Tonight" --The Commodores - "Just to Be Close to You," "Come Inside" & "Fancy Dancer" --Franklin Ajaye (comedian) - monologue (re: how he started his career; hecklers; audiences; soul radio stations; James Brown; blues singers)moreless
  • Host: Helen Reddy (November 19, 1976)

    --Helen Reddy (host) - "Bluebird," "Gladiola" & "I Am Woman"
    --Elvin Bishop - "Keep it Cool," "Give It Up," "Spend Some Time" & 'Rock My Soul"
    --David Dundas - "Jeans On"
    --The Ritchie Family - "The Best Disco in Town" & "Brazil"
    --Sashi and Yuri (rock musicians from Russia) - "My Hope" & "Out of the U.S.S.R."
    --Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "Reflections" & "Hold On to My Love"
    --Midnight Special salute to the band War.

  • Host: Lou Rawls
    Host: Lou Rawls
    Episode 9
    --Lou Rawls (host) - "Groovy People," Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" & "From Now On" --Lou Rawls and Dorothy Moore - "Mighty High" --Dorothy Moore - "For Old Times' Sake" --England Dan & John Ford Coley - "Nights Are Forever without You," "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" & "Showboat Gambler" --The Lettermen - medley: "The Way You Look Tonight," "When I Fell in Love," "A Summer Place," "Hurt So Bad," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "Shangri-La," "Going Out of My Head" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" --Neil Sedaka - "You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine," "Steppin' Out" & "Good Times, Good Music, Good Friends" --Midnight Special salute to Traffic --Animated film of Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby" (introduced by Reddy)moreless
  • Host: Frankie Valli
    --Frankie Valli (host) - "Boomerang," "Easily," "Swearin' to God" & "Can't Get You Off of My Mind" --Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" --Four Seasons - "Mystic Mr. Sam" --Peter Allen - "She Loves to Hear the Music" & "This Sideshow's Leaving Town" --Flash Cadillac with Wolfman Jack - "Did You Boogie (with Your Baby)" --Flash Cadillac - "Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me Higher and Higher" --Loretta Lynn - "Me and Bobby McGee" --Bob Seger (on film) - sings a medley of songs: "Travelin' Man" & "Katmandu" --Midnight Special salute to Joe Cockermoreless
  • Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
    --KC & the Sunshine Band - "(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty," "That's the Way (I Like It)," "Get Down Tonight" & "Baby I Love You (Yes I Do)"
    --ABBA - "Fernando," "Mamma Mia" & "S.O.S." (might be music videos)
    --The Bay City Rollers - "I Only Want to Be with You," "Saturday Night" & "Rock 'n' Roller"
    --Billy Braver (comedian) - monologue (re: unhappy childhood; shyness with girls; ex-wife) Later shows a picture of his missing uncle.
    --Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots - "Disco Duck"
    --Midnight Special salute to Gladys Knight & the Pipsmoreless
  • Host: Helen Reddy / The Spinners / Wild Cherry
    --Helen Reddy (host) - "Gladiola," "Long Time Looking" & "I Am Woman"
    --Helen Reddy - medley: "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)," "Angie Baby" and "Delta Dawn"
    --Franklin Ajaye (comedian) - monologue (re: training for the Olympics; personal hygiene; teenagers & dating.)
    --Martha Reeves - "For the Rest of My Life" and a medley of hits ("Jimmy Mack," "Quicksand," "Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the Streets")
    --The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man," "I Don't Want to Lose you" & "One of a Kind Love Affair"
    --Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music," "I Feel Sanctified" & "Hold On"
    --Midnight Special salute to James Brownmoreless
  • Co-hosts: Jackie DeShannon & Johnny Rivers
    --Jackie DeShannon (co-host) - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," "When You Walk in the Room," "Needles and Pins," "What the World Needs Now" & "The Weight"
    --Johnny Rivers (co-host) - "Secret Agent Man," "Seventh Son", "Poor Side of Town," "Summer Rain" & "Tracks of My Tears."
    --Jackie DeShannon & Johnny Rivers close the show singing "What the World Need Now"
    --The Byrds (from 2-Feb-1973) - "Mr. Tambourine Man" & "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star"
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross the Mersey" & "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"
    --Sam and Dave - "Hold On I'm Coming" & "Soul Man"
    --Steppenwolf - "Born to be Wild"
    --The Turtles - "Happy Together"
    --Midnight Special salute to Jan and Dean (features clips of their songs & an interview with Dean)moreless
  • Host: James Brown
    Host: James Brown
    Episode 4
    --James Brown (host) - "The Payback," "Cold Sweat," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" & "Please Please Please"
    --Black Oak Arkansas - "When The Band Was Shakin' All Over," "Fistful of Love" "Love Comes Easy" & "Lord Have Mercy"
    --Ruby Starr with Black Oak Arkansas - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
    --Alan (last name?) with Black Oak Arkansas - perform a tribute to Elvis Presley ("Love Me Tender," "Shake Rattle & Roll," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Teddy Bear"
    --The Brothers Johnson - "Get the Funk out Ma Face" & "I'll Be Good to You"
    --England Dan and John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" & "Nights Are Forever without You" (from the September 17, 1976 show).
    --Walter Murphy - "A Fifth of Beethoven"moreless
  • Host: George Carlin
    --George Carlin (host) - does a few comedy monologues
    --Glen Campbell - "When Will I Be Loved," "Rhinestone Cowboy" & "Gentle on My Mind"
    --Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots - "Disco Duck"
    --Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," "Groovy People" & "This Song Will Last Forever"
    --Helen Reddy - "Hold Me in Your Dreams Tonight," "Mama" & "Get off Me Baby"
    --Cliff Richard - "Devil Woman"
    --Midnight Special salute to Johnny Mathismoreless
  • Host: Lesley Gore
    Host: Lesley Gore
    Episode 2
    Golden Oldies Show
    --Lesley Gore (host) - "It's My Party," "Judy's Turn to Cry," "I'd Like to Be," "You Don't Own Me," and a medley of hits ("Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," "Maybe I Know," "She's a Fool," "That's the Way Boys Are" and "Sunshine")
    --The Drifters - "Up on the Roof" & "Save the Last Dance for Me"
    --Danny and the Juniors - "At the Hop" & "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay"
    --Lloyd Price - "Personality" & "Stagger Lee"
    --Jimmie Rodgers - "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," "Honey Comb" & "Oh Oh I'm Falling in Love Again"
    --Del Shannon - "Runaway," "Hats off to Larry" & "Keep Searchin'"
    --The Shirelles - "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" & "Soldier Boy"
    --Johnny Tillotson - "Poetry in Motion" & a medley of hits ("Heartaches by the Number," "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," "It Keep Right On A-Hurtin'" and "Talk Back Trembling Lips")
    --Bobby Vee - "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Come Back When You Grow Up," "My Girl" & "Hey Girl"moreless
  • Hosts: The Spinners
    --The Spinners (hosts) - "I've Got to Make It on My Own," "The Rubberband Man," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and "I Don't Want to Lose You"/"One of a Kind Love Affair" medley.
    --Electric Light Orchestra - "Showdown"
    --England Dan and John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," "Showboat Gambler" & "Nights Are Forever without You"
    --Dr. Hook - "A Little Bit More," "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms" & "Jungle to the Zoo" (another source lists "Only 16" as the 2nd song)
    --Elton John and Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" (probably a music video)
    --Junior Walker - "What Does It Take?" "(I'm A) Road Runner," "Shotgun" & 'I'm So Glad"
    --Midnight Special salute to Wolfman Jack (Wolfman Jack tells his own story: career as a DJ & clip from "American Graffiti")moreless