The Music Scene

Season 1 Episode 1

First Show

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Sep 22, 1969 on ABC

Episode Recap

Season Premiere

--Tom Jones introduces show

--Brief skit with David Steinberg and Christopher Ross about elevator shoes

--Show intro announcing guest acts and cast

--Commercial Break

--Brief skit of mixed marriage with all cast members

--Lilly Tomlin introduces James Brown

--James Brown sings "World"

--David Steinberg monologue about weirdos in the "Let's Make A Deal" line and introduces Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

--CSN&Y sing "Down By The River"

--Commercial Break

--Gunfight skit with Larry Hankin as the Tall Dark Stranger

--Buck Owens and The Buckaroos sing "Tall Dark Stranger"

--Scottish bit with Larry Hankin and Christopher Ross that introduces Oliver

--Oliver sings "Jean"

--Promo Spot for American Airlines

--Announcement of Tom Jones, Three Dog Night and The Beatles after commercial break

--Commercial Break

--Car crash bit, and then Three Dog Night sing "Easy To Be Hard"

--Chris Bokeno gushes over Tom Jones and Lily Tomlin calms her down by metioning Richard Nixon

--Tom Jones sings "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"

--Music Scene Report bit with Lily Tomlin introducing "Sugar Sugar" as the #1 song in the nation

--Music Scene Singers sing "Sugar Sugar" over a Senior Prom skit with the Music Scene male cast members and women heading for the dessert table

--Cast previews next week show with guests Edyie Gorme, Janis Joplin, Gary Pucket and Lou Rawls, Three Dog Night and the Nation's #1 song, and The New People, next on ABC

I'm supposing The Beatles singing "The Ballad of John and Yoko" appeared between Tom Jones and three Dog Night