The Midnight Special - Season 7

NBC (ended 1981)




Episode Guide

  • Host: Larry Gatlin
    Host: Larry Gatlin
    Episode 1
    --Larry Gatlin (host) - "Colorado," "Do It Again Tonight," "Done Enough Dying Today" & "Penny Annie" --The Cars - "Just What I Needed" & "My Best Friend's Girl" --Devo (on film) - "Come Back Jonee" video --Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Shame" --Tony Orlando - "Don't Let Go," "That's Rock 'n' Roll," "Save the Last Dance for Me" --Tavares - "More Than a Woman" & "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" --The Jeff Kutash Dancers (series regulars) - one dancer dances to "Love Will Find A Way"; several dancers perform to "Copacabana"; two women dance to a "Saturday Night Fever" medley. --Closing credits: Larry Gatlin - "Do It Again Tonight" reprisemoreless
  • Host: REO Speedwagon (September 22, 1978)

    --REO Speedwagon (host) - "Keep Pushin'," "Time for Me to Fly," "Roll with the Changes" & "Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight."
    --Atlanta Rhythm Section - "I'm Not Going to Let It Bother Me Tonight" & "Champagne Jam."
    --The Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right" & "Mistress Moonshine."
    --Little River Band - "Reminiscing," "Help Is on Its Way" & "Shut Down, Turnoff."
    --Ozark Mountain Daredevils - "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" and "Tough Luck."
    --A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie."

  • Host: Dolly Parton (September 29, 1978)

    --Dolly Parton (host) - "Two Doors Down," "Here You Come Again," "Heartbreaker," "Baby I'm Burnin," "Jolene" & "I Will Always Love You."
    --Rita Coolidge (on film, music video) - "You."
    --Alice Cooper (music video) - "How You Gonna See Me Now?"
    --Crystal Gayle - "Cry Me a River."
    --Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You."
    --Paul McCartney and Wings (music videos) - "With a Little Luck" & "I've Had Enough."
    --Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good."
    --Frankie Valli - "Grease" (performance from 8/18/78?).
    --Midnight Special salute to Queen.

  • Hosts: The Dirt Band
    --The Dirt Band (guest hosts) - "Whoa Babe," "In for the Night" & "For a Little While" --Steve Martin and John McEuen (banjo duet) - "Pitkin Country Turnaround" --Steve Martin - "King Tut" --Steve Martin - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (film clip) --Steve Martin and the Dirt Band - "Ramblin' Man" & "White Russia" --Steve Martin, the Dirt Band and LeRoux - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" --John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) - "Opus '36" --John McEuen and LeRoux - "Tokin' Funk" --Michael Johnson - "Bluer Than Blue" & "Almost Like Being in Love" --Louisiana's LeRoux - "New Orleans Ladies" & "Slow Burn" --The Who - "Who Are You?" (music video)moreless
  • Host: Wolfman Jack
    Host: Wolfman Jack
    Episode 5
    --Wolfman Jack (host) --Linda Clifford - "If My Friends Could See Me Now" --Exile - "Kiss You All Over" --Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Shame" --Cheryl Ladd - "Think It Over" --Little River Band - "Reminiscing" & "Help Is on Its Way" --Paul McCartney and Wings (music video) - "London Town" --Anne Murray - "You Needed Me" & "You Won't See Me" --Stonebolt - "I Will Still Love You" & "The Shadow" --The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" & "Season for Girls"moreless
  • Hosts: Hall & Oates
    --Hall & Oates (guest hosts) - "I Don't Want to Lose You," "It's a Laugh," "Melody for a Memory," "Don't Blame It on Love" and a medley of hits ("She's Gone," "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl") --Daryl Hall - "August Day" --Alice Cooper - "How You Gonna See Me Now?" --Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City" --Heart - "Cook with Fire," "Crazy on You," "High Time" & "Straight On"moreless
  • Hosts: The Atlanta Rhythm Section
    --The Atlanta Rhythm Section (guest hosts) - "Champagne Jam," "Imaginary Lover," "I'm Not Going to Let It Bother Me Tonight" & "I'm So Into You" --The Atlanta Rhythm Section & Sea Level - "Long Tall Sally" --Ambrosia - "How Much I Feel" --The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl" --Paul Davis - "Sweet Life" --Paul Davis and Crystal Gayle - "I Don't Want to Be Just Another Love" --Van Morrison - "Wave Length" --Sea Level - "That's Your Secret" --Midnight Special salute to the Beach Boysmoreless
  • Host: Ted Nugent
    Host: Ted Nugent
    Episode 8
    --Ted Nugent (guest host) - "Cat Scratch Fever," "Free for All," "Need You Bad" & "Stranglehold" --REO Speedwagon - "Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight" (performance taped in Kansas City) --AC/DC - "Sin City" --Thin Lizzy - "Cowboy Song" (live in London) --Cheap Trick - "Surrender" & "California Man" Other performers (music videos): --Golden Earring - "Grab It for a Season" --Aerosmith - "Come Together" (on film)moreless
  • Disco Show hosted by Wolfman Jack
    --Wolfman Jack (host) --Pattie Brooks - "The House Where Love Died" & "After Dark" --Chic - "Everybody Dance," "Dance, Dance, Dance" & "Le Freak" --Gallagher (comedian) --Rick James and the Stone City Band - "You and I" & "Mary Jane" --Sylvester - "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" & "Grateful" --Sylvester (with the Kutash Dancers) - "Dance (Disco Heat)" --Laura Taylor - "Dancin' in My Feet"moreless
  • Host: Wolfman Jack
    Host: Wolfman Jack
    Episode 10
    --Wolfman Jack (host) --Robby Benson - "Mr. Weinstein" & "It's Too Late for Me" --Peabo Bryson - "Feel the Fire" & "Reaching for the Sky" --Marshall Chapman - "Why Can't I Be Like Other Girls?" & "Hell and Back" --The Crusaders - "Snowflake" & "Many Stops Along the Way" --Gallagher (comedian) - comedy segments throughout show --Barbara Mandrell - "Woman to Woman" & "How Long" --Kelly Warren - "One Man's Woman" --Salute to the Beach Boysmoreless
  • Host: Tina Turner
    Host: Tina Turner
    Episode 11
    --Tina Turner (guest host) - "Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n' Roll," "Viva la Money," "Night Time Is the Right Time" & "Sometimes When We Touch" --Edwin Starr - Contact" & "I'm So Into You" --Rod Stewart - "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?" & "Blondes Have More Fun" (probably music videos) --The Three Degrees - "Giving Up, Giving In" & "The Runner"moreless
  • Host: Wolfman Jack
    Host: Wolfman Jack
    Episode 12
    --Wolfman Jack (host) --Alicia Bridges - "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)" & "Body Heat" --Chanson - "Don't Hold Back" & "Why" --First Choice - "Hold Your Horses" & "Dr. Love" --Paul Jabara - "Dancin'" & "Trapped in a Stairway" --Patrick Juvet - "Got a Feeling" & "I Love America" --Santana - "Open Invitation" & "One Chain"moreless
  • Host: Blondie (January 19, 1979)

    --Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (lip-synch); "One Way or Another" (live); "Hanging on the Telephone" (live); & "Sunday Girl" (live).
    --Sarah Dash - "Sinner Man" & "Candy from Your Baby."
    --Peaches and Herb - "Shake Your Groove Thing," "Reunited" & "We've Got Love."
    --Music videos: Queen (on film) - "Bicycle Race" & "Fat Bottomed Girls."
    --The Jeff Kutash Dancers (series regulars) - dance to "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "The Groove Line" & "42nd Street."
    --Closing credits: Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (lip-synch, probably the same performance as earlier in show).

  • Hosts: The Village People
    --The Village People (guest hosts) - "Y.M.C.A.," "Macho Man," "San Francisco" & "Hot Cop" --Eric Carmen - "Change of Heart" & "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" --Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" & "I Said Yes" --Toto - "Hold the Line," "I'll Supply the Love" & "Georgy Porgy" --Rod Stewart - "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (probably a music video) --Jeff Kutash Dancers (series regulars) - dance to "Country Hoedown," "Shoo-Shoo-Shoo-Be-Doo" "In the Bush" & "Keep On Jumpin." --Closing credits: The Village People - "Y.M.C.A." (reprise)moreless
  • Host: The Jacksons
    Host: The Jacksons
    Episode 15
    --The Jacksons (guest hosts) - "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," "Things I Do for You" & "Destiny" --The Jacksons - "Blame It on the Boogie" (music video) --Dan Hartman - "Instant Replay" & "Countdown/This Is It" --Grace Jones - "Below the Belt" & "Do or Die" --KC and the Sunshine Band - "Who Do Ya Love?" "Do You Feel Alright?" and a medley of hits ("Get Down Tonight," "That's the Way I Like It," "Shake Your Booty," "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Keep it Comin' Love" and "It's the Same Old Song") --Hot Chocolate (on film) - "Every 1's a Winner" video --The Jeff Kutash Dancers (series regulars) - dance to "Dance Dance Dance" & "Shake Your Groove Thing" --Closing credits: The Jacksons - "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" reprisemoreless
  • Hits of 1978 (hosted by Wolfman Jack)
    --Wolfman Jack (host) --Andy Gibb - "Shadow Dancing" --Journey - "Patently" & "Wheel in the Sky" --Little River Band - "Reminiscing" & "Shut Down, Turn Off" --Paul McCartney and Wings - "With a Little Luck" (music video) --Ted Nugent - "Cat Scratch Fever" & "Need You Bad" --Dolly Parton - "Baby I'm Burnin'" --Johnny Paycheck and Mac Davis - "Take This Job and Shove It" --Jerry Rafferty - "Baker Street" (music video?) --Rod Stewart - "I Was Only Joking" --Donna Summer - "Last Dance" --On film: Clips from "The Last Waltz" with Bob Dylan and other performers.moreless
  • Host: Alice Cooper
    Host: Alice Cooper
    Episode 17
    --Alice Cooper (host) - "From the Inside," "Serious," medley ("I'm Eighteen," "Only Women Bleed" and "Billion Dollar Babies"), "How You Gonna See Me Now" & "Inmate's We Are All Crazy"

    Other guests (some of these may be music videos): --The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl" --Chic (on film) - "Le Freak" & "I Want Your Love" video --Instant Funk - "I've Got My Mind Made Up" & "Crying" --Olivia Newton-John - "A Little More Love" --Tanya Tucker - "Not Fade Away," "Lover Goodbye" & "I Am the Singer, You Are the Song"moreless

  • Hosts: Brooklyn Dreams

    --Brooklyn Dreams (hosts) - "Street Man," "Make It Last," "First Love," "On the Corner" and "Street Dance."
    --Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams - "Heaven Knows."
    --Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams - Motown medley ("So Fine," "Maybe," "My Girl," "My Guy," "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Good Lovin'," "Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Heatwave").
    --Edwin Starr - "Contact" and "I'm So Into You."
    --George Thorogood and the Destroyers - "House of Blue Lights" and "Move It On Over."
    --Voyage - "Souvenirs."
    --Music videos: Eddie Money - "Maybe I'm a Fool" & "Love the Way You Love Me."

  • Host: Alicia Bridges
    --Alicia Bridges (host) - "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)," "Body Heat," "In the Name of Love" & "City Rhythm" --The Dirt Band - "For a Little While" --Gary's Gang - "Keep On Dancin'"& "Let's Love Dance Tonight" --Chaka Khan - "I'm Every Woman" & "Life Is a Dance" --Steve Martin and the Dirt Band - "King Tut" --Toto - "I'll Supply the Love" & "Georgy Porgy" --Closing credits: Alicia Bridges - "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)" reprise.moreless
  • Hosts: Rick James & the Stone City Band
    --Rick James & the Stone City Band (guest hosts) - "You and I," "Bustin' Out" & "High on Your Love" --Linda Clifford - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" --Evelyn "Champagne" King - "I Don't Know If It's Right" & "Shame" --Nicolette Larson - "Lotta Love" & "Rhumba Girl" --Cheryl Lynn - "Got to Be Real" & "Star Love" --Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good" --Anne Murray - "You Needed Me" & "You Won't See Me"moreless
  • Host: Linda Clifford
    --Linda Clifford (guest host) - "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Sweet Melodies," "One of Those Songs" & "Let Me Be Your Woman" --Arpeggio - "Let the Music Play" & "Love and Desire" --Peaches & Herb - "Shake Your Groove Thing," "We've Got Love" & "Reunited" --Eddie Rabbitt - "Every Which Way But Loose" --The Village People - "Y.M.C.A.," "Macho Man" & "Hot Cop" --Bill Wray - "Pinball, That's All"moreless
  • Hosts: The Babys
    Hosts: The Babys
    Episode 22
    --The Babys (guest hosts) - "Everytime I Think of You," "Head First" & "Run to Mexico" --The Byrds (on film) - "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" & "Turn Turn Turn" --G.Q. - "Disco Nights" & "Wonderful" --Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" & "I Said Yes" --George Harrison - "Blow Away" (music video) --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Don't You Write Her Off" & "Surrender to Me" --Tavares - "Straight from Your Heart" & "Never Had a Love Like This Before"moreless
  • Hosts: Sister Sledge
    --Sister Sledge (guest hosts) - "He's the Greatest Dancer," "We Are Family," "Lost in Music," "Thinking of You" --David Naughton - "Makin' It" --The Raes - "A Little Lovin' (Keeps The Doctor Away)" & "Get Up and Dance" --Narada Michael Walden - "I Don't Want Nobody Else (to Dance with You)" & "Give Your Love a Chance" --Dream Express - "Midnight Dream"

    Music Videos (promotional clips): --The Village People - "In the Navy" --Olivia Newton-John - "A Little More Love" --Al Stewart - "Son on the Radio" & "Time Passages"moreless

  • Hosts: The Beach Boys

    --The Beach Boys (hosts) - "Good Vibrations," "Here Comes the Night," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Angel Come Home" (lead vocals by Dennis Wilson) and "Lady Lynda."
    --The Beach Boys, Roger McGuinn & Wolfman Jack - "Rock 'n' Roll Music."
    --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Don't You Write Her Off," "Surrender to Me" and "Backstage Pass."
    --Blondie (from 19-Jan-1979) - "Heart of Glass" (lip-synch); "One Way or Another" (live) & "Hanging on the Telephone" (live).
    --Tavares - "Straight from Your Heart," "More Than a Woman" & "Never Had a Love Like This Before."

    Music videos: Bad Company (concert footage) - "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" & "Can't Get Enough of Your Love."

  • Host: Amii Stewart
    Host: Amii Stewart
    Episode 25
    --Amii Stewart (guest host) - "Knock on Wood," "Light My Fire," "Bring It on Back to Me," "Get Your Love Back" & "Closest Thing to Heaven" --Badfinger - "Look Out California," "The Winner" & "Love Is Gonna Come at Last" --G.Q. - "Disco Nights (Rock Freak)" & "This Happy Feeling" --Peaches & Herb - "Reunited" --Tasha Thomas - "Midnight Rendezvous" & "Shoot Me with Your Love"

    Music videos: --Elvis Costello and the Attractions - "(What's So Funny) 'bout Peace, Love and Understanding?" & "Oliver's Army"moreless

  • Hosts: Peaches & Herb
    --Peaches & Herb - "Shake Your Groove Thing," "We've Got Love," "Reunited" & "Love It Up Tonight" --Rickie Lee Jones - "Young Blood" & "Chuck E's in Love" --Little River Band - "Reminiscing" --Carrie Lucas - "Dance With You" & "Danceland" --Melba Moore - "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance," "Where Did You Ever Go?" & "You Stepped into My Life" --Raydio - "Rock On" & "You Can't Change That"moreless
  • Hosts: Journey
    Hosts: Journey
    Episode 27
    --Journey (guest hosts) - "Loving You Is Easy," "Just the Same Way," "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin," "City of the Angels" & "Too Late" --Journey and Herbie Hancock - "I'm a Roadrunner Baby" --Herbie Hancock - "Ready or Not" & "Tell Everybody" --The Jacksons - "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," "Destiny" & "Things I Do for You" --Levi and the Rockats - "All Through the Night" & "Rockabilly Idol" --Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" & "Make Believe Lovers"moreless
  • Host: Gloria Gaynor
    Host: Gloria Gaynor
    Episode 28
    --Gloria Gaynor (guest host) - "I Will Survive," "I Said Yes," "Anybody Wanna Party?" "Never Can Say Goodbye" & "You're All I Need to Get By" --Jay Ferguson - "Thunder Island," "Shake Down Cruise," "Turn Yourself In" & "No Secrets" --The Gap Band - "Shake," "Baby Baba Boogie" & "Open Up Your Mind (Wide)" --Rod Stewart - "Ain't Love a Bitch" & "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy" (music videos) --Ron Wood - "Buried Alive"moreless
  • Host: Bob Welch
    Host: Bob Welch
    Episode 29
    --Bob Welch (guest host) - "Precious Love," "Ebony Eyes," "Three Hearts," "Danchiva" & "Church" --Thelma Houston - "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning," "Don't Leave Me This Way" & 'I Wanna Be Back in Love Again" --Fast Fontaine - "Hard Working Girl" & "Real Life" --Foxy - "Hot Number" & "Get Off" --Paul McCartney and Wings - "Goodnight Tonight" (music video) --Olivia Newton-John - "Deeper Than the Night"moreless
  • Hosts: Raydio
    Hosts: Raydio
    Episode 30
    --Raydio (guest hosts) - "Rock On," "You Can't Change That," "Jack and Jill," "Hot Stuff" & "More Than One Way to Love a Woman" --England Dan & John Ford Coley - "Hollywood Heckle and Jive," "Love Is the Answer" & "Rolling Fever" --McFadden and Whitehead - "Mr. Music" & "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" --Dolly Parton - "You're the Only One," "Great Balls of Fire" & "Star of the Show" --Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" & "Make Believe Lovers"moreless
  • Midnight Special 1978 Highlights, Part 2
    Midnight Special 1978 Highlights, Part 2 (Part 1 was seen on February 9, 1979)
    --Wolfman Jack (host)
    --Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Imaginary Lover" & "I'm Not Going to Let It Bother Me Tonight"
    --The Dirt Band and Steve Martin - "White Russia"
    --Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You"
    --Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City"
    --Kenny Rogers - "Love or Something Like It"
    --Kenny Rogers and Dottie West - "Every Time Two Fools Collide"
    --Steve Martin - "King Tut"
    --Steve Martin and John McEuen - "Pitkin Country Turnaround"
    --Teddy Pendergrass - "Close the Door" & "Only You"
    --Donna Summer - "I Feel Love"
    --A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie"
    --The Who - "Who Are You" (music video)moreless
  • Host: Suzi Quatro
    Host: Suzi Quatro
    Episode 32
    --Suzi Quatro (guest host) - "Stumblin' In," "Evie," "If You Can't Give Me Love," "Breakdown" & "Non-Citizen"
    --David Naughton - "Makin' It"
    --Roger Voudouris - "Get Used to It," "Can't Stay Like This Forever" & "Just What It Takes"
    --Carly Simon - "Vengeance" & "We're So Close" (these 2 songs might be music videos)
    --Paul Warren and Explorer - "The Others" & "Faded Glory"
    Music Videos:
    --Queen - "Love of My Life"
    --David Bowie - "Boys Keep Swingin'" & "D.J."moreless
  • Host: Mac Davis
    Host: Mac Davis
    Episode 33
    --Mac Davis (guest host) - "Somethin's Burnin'"
    --Mac Davis - medley of current pop songs ("Best Disco in Town," "I Love the Nightlife," "Le Freak," "Love to Love You Baby," "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Dancin' Fool," "Soul Man," "I Love Music," "Y.M.C.A.," "Dance (Disco Heat)" & "Instant Replay")
    --ABBA - "Does Your Mother Know" (music video)
    --Lisa Hartman - "Hold On I'm Comin'" & "Oh Me Oh My"
    --McFadden and Whitehead - "Mr. Music" & "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
    --Bonnie Pointer - "Heaven Must Have Sent You," "Free Me from My Freedom" & "Aw Shoot"
    --Gerry Rafferty - "Days Gone Down" (music video)moreless
  • Hosts: Little River Band
    --Little River Band (hosts) - "Lonesome Loser," "It's Not a Wonder," "Mistress of Mine" & "Man on the Run"
    --Beckmeier Brothers - "Rock 'n' Roll Dancing" & "Snakes in the Grass"
    --Music videos: KISS - "I Was Made for Loving You" & "Sure Know Something"
    --Moon Martin - "Rolene," "Bad Case of Loving You" & "I've Got a Reason"
    --Maxine Nightingale - "Lead Me On" & "Bringing Out the Girl in Me"
    --On film: The Who - "Baba O'Reilly"moreless
  • Host: Bob Welch
    Host: Bob Welch
    Episode 35
    --Bob Welch (guest host) - "Outskirts," "Big Towne 2061," "Rebel Rouser" & "Hot Love Cold War"
    --Bob Welch (music video) - "Ghost of Flight 401"
    --Elvin Bishop - "Honest I Do"
    --Paul Butterfield & Rick Danko - "Mystery Train"
    --Bob Welch and John Mayall - "Rock Me Baby" (with John McVie on bass and Spencer Davis on harmonica)
    --John Mayall - "Falling"
    --Music video: Electric Light Orchestra - "Don't Bring Me Down"
    --Music videos: Van Halen - "Dance the Night Away" & "Bottoms Up"
    --The Whizz Kids - "Cheesecake Baby" & "Get Your Hooks Off Me"moreless