Appearances on TV could help groups get wider recognition. Some groups even made their own TV spectaculars. Links to imdb are included—wiki is another good sources of info. The Monkees TV series is mentioned in-line on their their page.

In the early 60s, almost every big city had an afternoon or Saturday "dance show" hosted by the local DJ (here in New York, it was Alan Freed and then Cousin Brucie). Two network shows that featured the rock 'n' roll restart were Shindig and Hullabaloo. The hipper of the two was the former (at least until the producer Jack Good was forced out). The kids in the UK had several outstanding pop shows: Ready, Steady, Go! and Top Of The Pops (see Kinks). Little Steven's Underground garage has an excellent show called TV A-Go-Go , which you should listen to right now.

There are two types listed here: Variety Series and Specials. Of the hundreds of variety shows that were presented during the 60s, these two shows were tops. The Specials section includes a few favs.

But, perhaps the most influential variety show of that time was the ground-breaking Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. There's an Easter Egg page about this and the follow-on NBC skit show. But since you're here to read about TV, here's a direct link. You're welcome.


The Ed Sullivan Show  
Mostly live
See dates, CBS
Elvis Presley

Buddy Holly

Bob Dylan

Taken at rehearsal. CBS lawyers wouldn't let Dylan
sing John Birch Society Blues. Bobby walked.
The Beatles

First appearance drew millions of viewers.
The Rolling Stones

Let's Spend Some Time Together.
The Doors

Jim told Ed that he'd change "higher." He didn't—they were banned.
Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Band

Ed Sullivan was a New York-based celebrity columnist who started his variety show on radio as The Talk Of The Town. Smoothly switched to TV for a 20+ year run of presenting Broadway stars, jugglers, popular singers, and comedians.

We put up with stiff-as-a-board Ed and his talking mice, plate twirlers and knife-throwers† 'cause he knew talent: he helped introduce rock 'n' roll, hosted the British Invasion (see 2/9/64), and showcased Motown.
  †which were kinda goofy fun, if you were in the right frame of mind!

2022 Update: Doubled the list by adding all Motown and some pop stars (no Herman or Freddie). Separated the years for ease of browsing. Revised the PDF. Link to an episode guide (all shows).

11/20/55   Bo Diddley(all three filmed at The Apollo) rehearsed Sixteen Tons, played Bo Diddley(banned after)
  LaVern Baker Tweedlee Dee
  The Five Keys Ling Ting Tong
9/9/56   Elvis Presley(1st appearance) Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Ready Teddy, Hound Dog
10/28/56   Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Love Me, Hound Dog
11/18/56   Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
  Elvis Presley Love Me Tender film clip
1/6/57   Elvis Presley Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel, Too Much, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Peace In The Valley
1/20/57   Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby
4/7/57   Buddy Knox Party Doll
4/28/57   Bill Haley & The Comets 40 Cups Of Coffee, Rudy's Rock
6/30/57   The Everly Brothers Bye, Bye Love
8/4/57   The Everly Brothers Bye, Bye Love, Hey Doll Baby
8/11/57   Buddy Knox Party Doll, Hula Love
9/1/57   The Del Vikings Jitterbug Mary
9/15/57   Billy Ward & The Dominos Stardust
10/6/57   The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie
10/20/57   Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones Black Slacks
10/27/57   The Platters(on film from Paris) The Great Pretender
11/3/57   Sam Cooke You Send Me
  Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones Black Slacks
11/17/57   Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps Dance To The Bop
12/1/57   Buddy Holly & The Crickets That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue
  Sam Cooke You Send Me, For Sentimental Reasons
  The Rays Silhouettes
12/8/57   The Platters Only You, Indiff'rent
1/5/58   The Everly Brothers This Little Girl, Wake Up Little Susie
1/26/58   Buddy Holly & The Crickets Oh, Boy
2/23/58   LaVern Baker Substitute
3/2/58   The Everly Brothers This Little Girl Of Mine
3/9/58   The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie, Be Bop A Lula
  Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones Cotton Pickin' Rockers
4/20/58   The Champs Tequila
  Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys Saints Ding, Dong, Say Darling
4/27/58   The Everly Brothers All I Have To Do Is Dream
6/15/58   The Platters Twilight Time
7/27/58   Sheb Wooley The Purple People Eater
2/8/59   Johnny Cash Don't Take Your Guns To Town
3/1/59   The Platters Sound And The Fury, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
4/5/59   The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me
6/28/59   Lloyd Price Personality
8/2/59   The Platters Dance With Me, Henry, Remember When, Darktown Strutter's Ball
6/12/60   Dennis The Menace (Jay North) Little Boy's Blues
7/24/60   Lloyd Price I Only Have Eyes For You
12/4/60   Jackie Wilson To Be Loved, Lonely Teardrops, Alone At Last
10/29/61   The Everly Brothers Lucille, Don't Blame Me
1/21/62   Jackie Wilson That's Why, The Greatest Hurt
2/18/62   The Everly Brothers(from Miami) Crying In The Rain, Jezebel
3/4/62   Fats Domino Jambalaya, Let The Four Winds Blow
4/1/62   Jackie Wilson Heart
5/27/62   Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops, Forever And A Day
12/9/62   The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry
3/17/63   The Chad Mitchell Trio Columbus Stockade Blues, Blowin' In The Wind
3/24/63   Chubby Checker Peanut Vendor, Let's Limbo Some More/Limbo Rock
5/12/63   Bob Dylan cancelled John Birch Society Blues  (CBS suits, not Ed, wouldn't let him perform it)
2/2/64   The Modern Folk Quartet unknown song
2/9/64   The Beatles(1st appearance) All My Lovin', Til There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
2/16/64   The Beatles(from Miami) She Loves You, This Boy, All My Lovin', I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, I Want To Hold Your Hand
2/23/64   The Beatles(recorded 2/9/64) Twist And Shout, Please Please Me, I Want To Hold Your Hand
3/8/64   The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over
3/15/64   The Dave Clark Five Do You Love Me, Bits And Pieces, Glad All Over
4/5/64   The Searchers Needles and Pins, Ain't That Just Like Me?
5/3/64   Stevie Wonder Fingertips
  Gerry & The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, I'm The One
5/10/64   Dusty Springfield Stay Awhile, I Only Want To Be With You
  Gerry & The Pacemakers I Like It, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
5/24/64   The Beatles(on film) You Can't Do That (scene from A Hard Day's Night which was cut from the final edit of the film), Ed interviews The Boys™ in London
5/31/64   The Dave Clark Five Can't You See That She's Mine?, Do You Love Me?
6/7/64   Billy J Kramer & Dakotas Pride, Little Children, Bad To Me
9/27/64   The Beach Boys I Get Around, Wendy
10/11/64   Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman
10/18/64   The Animals I'm Crying, House Of The Rising Sun
10/25/64   The Rolling Stones(1st appearance) Around And Around, Time Is On My Side
11/1/64   Dave Clark Five Anyway You Want It, ?
12/27/64   The Supremes Come See About Me
1/24/65   The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
2/14/65   The Dave Clark Five Everybody Knows, Because, Anyway You Want It
4/4/65   Cilla Black You're My World
4/11/65   Gerry & The Pacemakers Ferry Across The Mersey, It's Gonna Be Alright [with movie scenes], Why, Oh Why
5/2/65   The Rolling Stones The Last Time, Little Red Rooster, Everybody Needs Someone To Love, 2120 S Michigan (over the closing credits)
  Dusty Springfield All Cried Out
5/16/65   The Beach Boys bumped due to program length
5/30/65   The Animals Bright Lights, Big City, Bring It On Home To Me
6/20/65   The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over, Come Home, I Like It Like That
6/27/65   Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas From A Window, Bad To Me
8/29/65   Gerry & The Pacemakers I Like It, You'll Never Walk Alone, I'm The One
9/12/65   The Beatles(recorded 8/14/65) I Feel Fine, I'm Down, Act Naturally, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday, Help!
  Cilla Black Goin' Out of My Head & September In The Rain
10/10/65   The Supremes(from Hollywood) You're Nobody
10/17/65   The Animals(from Hollywood) The Work Song
  Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Ring Dang Doo
10/24/65   Marvin Gaye Take This Heart Of Mine
10/31/65   Barry McGuire (with The Grass Roots) Child Of Our Times
11/14/65   The Dave Clark Five Over And Over, Catch Us If You Can
12/5/65   Martha & The Vandellas Dancin' In The Streets
12/12/65   The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man, Turn, Turn, Turn
12/26/65   The Remains Let Me Through
1/2/66   The Four Seasons Let's Hang On
1/23/66   Rick Nelson Your Kind Of Lovin', Fire-Breathin' Dragon
1/30/66   Four Tops Nice And Easy, hits medley
2/6/66   The Animals We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Inside Looking Out
2/13/66   The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, As Tears Go By, 19th Nervous Breakdown
2/20/66   The Dave Clark Five Over And Over, At The Scene
  The Supremes My World Is Empty Without You, Somewhere
3/20/66   The Young Rascals Good Lovin'
3/27/66   Cilla Black Love's Just A Broken Heart
4/17/66   The Animals Shake, Don't Bring Me Down
4/24/66   The Dave Clark Five Catch Us If You Can, Try Too Hard
5/1/66   The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart, More
6/5/66   The Beatles(promo films) Rain, Paperback Writer
6/12/66   The Dave Clark Five Look Before You Leap, Please Tell Me Why
7/17/66   Simon & Garfunkel(on tape) I Am A Rock [tacked onto 1/30 repeat]
9/11/66   The Rolling Stones Paint It Black, Lady Jane, Have You Seen Your Mother...
9/25/66   The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love, medley
10/2/66   The Four Seasons I've Got You Under My Skin
10/16/66   Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
11/20/66   Dave Clark Five Sitting Here Baby, 19 Days (promo film)
12/4/66   The Supremes My Favorite Things, hits medley
12/11/66   The Mamas & The Papas Monday, Monday, California Dreamin', Words of Love
1/15/67   The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday, Let's Spend Some Time Together
1/22/67   The Lovin' Spoonful Nashville Cats, Darlin' Be Home Soon
2/12/67  The Beatles(promo films) Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane
  The Young Rascals Lonely Too Long, Come On Up, Mickey's Monkey
2/19/67   Four Tops Bernadette, Climb Every Mountain, hits medley
3/19/67   The Lovin' Spoonful Bald Headed Lena, Do You Believe in Magic?, Daydream
3/26/67   The Dave Clark Five I've Got To Have A Reason, You Got What It Takes
4/30/67   Paul Revere & The Raiders Good Thing, Ups And Downs, Him Or Me—What's It Gonna Be?, Kicks
5/7/67   The Supremes(from Expo 67) The Happening, hits medley
5/14/67   The Turtles Happy Together, She'd Rather Be With Me
2/19/67   The Temptations hits medley
6/4/67   The Young Rascals A Girl Like You, Groovin'
6/11/67   The Mamas & The Papas Dedicated To The One I Love, Creeque Alley
6/18/67   Spanky & Our Gang(20th ann show) Sunday Will Never Be The Same, Coney Island Washboard
9/10/67   The Young Rascals Groovin', A Girl Like You, How Can I Be Sure?
9/17/67   The Doors(banned after) People Are Strange, Light My Fire (unchanged)
9/24/67   The Mamas & The Papas Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon), medley: Monday, Monday/I Call Your Name/California Dreamin'
10/15/67   The Lovin' Spoonful She's Still a Mystery, Only Pretty
11/12/67   The Turtles Happy Together, She's My Girl
11/19/67   The Temptations Stop! In The Name Of Love, Baby Love
  The Supremes Get Ready, I'm Losing You
11/26/67   The Beatles(promo film) Hello,Goodbye
12/17/67   Spanky & Our Gang Lazy Day, Sunday Morning
1/14/68   Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hangin' On
3/17/68   Bee Gees Words
3/24/68   Spanky & Our Gang I'd Like to Get to Know You
  The Supremes Forever Came Today, Fats Waller medley
3/31/68   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles hits medley
5/5/68   Diana Ross & The Supremes & Ethel Merman Irving Berlin medley
5/26/68   Spanky & Our Gang Three Ways From Tomorrow
8/22/68   Country Joe & The Fish
Jimi Hendrix
Both cancelled, allegedly CJ&F paid $2,500 NOT to appear!
9/29/68   Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation, Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon
  Diana Ross & The Supremes Love Child, Funny Girl medley
10/13/68   The Beach Boys Do It Again, Good Vibrations
11/24/68   Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man
12/15/68   Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life, You Met Your Match, Alfie
12/29/68   Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People/Dance To The Music/Ya Ya Ya, M'Lady, Hey Music Lover
  Judy Collins Both Sides Now
1/5/69   Diana Ross & The Supremes Love Child, I'm Living In Shame, I Get A Kick Out Of You
2/2/69   Vanilla Fudge Shotgun
  The Temptations The Best Things In Life Are Free, Runaway Child, hits medley
2/16/69   Blood, Sweat & Tears Smiling Phases, Spinning Wheel
3/9/69   Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary, Good Golly Miss Molly
3/16/69   Janis Joplin Raise Your Hand, Maybe
3/23/69   Sly & The Family Stone Love City, Stand
4/27/69   Joe Cocker & The Grease Band Feelin' Alright
5/4/69   Richie Havens High Flyin' Bird
5/11/69   Diana Ross & The Supremes The Impossible Dream, You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You, No Matter What Sign You Are
6/1/69   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Doggone Right, Abraham, Martin & John
6/15/69   The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back, Bye Bye Love
8/17/69   Steppenwolf It's Never Too Late, medley: Born To Be Wild/Magic Carpet Ride
9/28/69   The Temptations I Can't Get Next To You, September In The Rain, Autumn Leaves
10/19/69   Smith Baby It's You
  NY Mets (feat Tom Seaver) Heart
10/26/69   Santana Persuasion, Jingo Jingo
11/2/69   The Band Up On Cripple Creek
11/16/69   Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner
11/23/69   The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter, Love In Vain, Honky Tonk Woman
12/14/69   Jackson 5 Stand, I Wonder Who's Loving You Now, I Want You Back
12/21/69   Diana Ross & The Supremes
(Swinging, Soulful Sixties—clip show)
Someday We’ll Be Together, then Ed sez Diana going solo
Clips of Beatles @ Shea, clips from previous shows
1/4/70   The Temptations Psychedelic Shack
1/11/70   Ike & Tina Turner Proud Mary, Bold Soul Sister
2/15/70   The "New" Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof, show tunes medley
3/1/70   The Beatles(Beatles Songbook tribute) Two of Us, Let It Be (from movie); everybody sings Beatles songs!
Ed's Beatle Tribute

4/5/70   The Temptations You Make Me So Very Happy, Psychedelic Shack
4/19/70   Paul McCartney(promo film) Maybe I'm Amazed
4/26/70   Richie Havens The Minstrel From Gault
5/10/70   Jackson 5 The Love You Save, I Want You Back/ABC
5/17/70   Ringo Starr(promo film) Sentimental Journey
9/20/70   Blood, Sweat & Tears Lucretia McEvil
9/27/70   Rare Earth I'm Losing You, Let The Sunshine In(on ice w/ skaters)
10/4/70   Melanie Peace Will Come
10/25/70   Ravi Shankar(UN 25th ann) Raga
11/8/70   Four Tops Put A Little Love In Your Heart, It's All In The Game
11/22/70   Cass Elliot Richard Rodgers tribute—Cass sings in several sections
12/27/70   Goose Creek Symphony unknown song
1/31/71   The Temptations Get Ready, Just My Imagination, hits medley
2/28/71   The Everly Bros Bowling Green, Mama Tried, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love
Final Ed Sullivan Show:
3/28/71   Melanie Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma, Alexander Beetle, Ruby Tuesday
Ed Sullivan Guide 2022 Update
If you would like the shows in month & day order, or by artist, download this cool 3-page guide.
Ed Sullivan Show: "Rock Icons Playlist ," from the 50s to the 80s.
See the wild set designs with your favs, from Elvis to Janis. 75 clips and growing (and no chopping the tops/bottoms off, either—square man). There is also a Motown playlist (among others). Have fun, kids!
Cool articles:
The Rolling Stones 1st Appearance @ The Ed Sullivan Show website
The Beatles American Debut @ The Ed Sullivan Show website
Ed Sullivan Show Episode Guide @ TVDb


The Johnny Cash Show  
Mostly taped
See dates, ABC
Bob Dylan

Joni Mitchell

Pete Seeger

Linda Ronstadt

Derek & The Dominos

Carl Perkins, Eric & Johnny
Judy Collins

Roy Orbison

Johnny's shows set a standard that has yet to be equaled. Stellar core show with June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins, The Tennessee Two, The Statler Brothers—all filmed at the "real" Grand Ole Opry: The Ryan Auditorium in Nashville (except 1/6/71, which was filmed at Vanderbilt University).

The premiere show, set for just a summer fill-in featured Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Other prominent guests are listed below. The shows were filled with American music, including gospel and a train song. Available for viewing on DVD.

Selected shows, Saturdays 9:30-10:30 PM:
6/7/69   Joni Mitchell
Bob Dylan
Both Sides Now; Girl From Saskatoon (with Johnny)
I Threw It All Away; Livin' The Blues; Girl From The North Country (with Johnny)
6/14/69   Gordon Lightfoot For Lovin' Me (with Johnny)
6/21/69   Linda Ronstadt The Only Man That'll Walk The Line; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; I Never Will Marry (with Johnny)
7/5/69   Buffy Sainte-Marie Quiet Places; Custer (with Johnny)
7/19/69   Joni Mitchell
The Monkees
The Gallery; The Long Black Veil (with Johnny)
Nine Times Blue; Everybody Loves A Nut (with Johnny)
| 8/16/69   Melanie Baby Guitar, Silver Threads And Golden Needles (w/Grandpa Jones)
9/6/69   Ian & Sylvia Country Boy
9/20/69   Ramblin' Jack Elliott
'Mama' Cass Elliot
If I Were A Carpenter; Take Me Home (with Johnny)
Soft And Tenderly; Gentle On My Mind/Born To Lose/Release Me (with Johnny)
9/27/69   Roy Orbison
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cryin'; Pretty Woman (with Johnny)
Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary
Selected shows, Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM:
1/21/70   Arlo Guthrie Motorcycle Song; Talking Blues (with Johnny)
| 2/25/70   Cass Elliot New World Coming
3/4/70   Pete Seeger Cripple Creek; Worried Man Blues (with Johnny)
3/11/70   Linda Ronstadt Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4/1/70   Roy Orbison Pretty Woman, So Young, Cryin', Only The Lonely
4/15/70   Judy Collins Desperate Ones; Sons Of; Turn, Turn, Turn (with Johnny)
9/23/70   Arlo Guthrie Highway In The Wind; Come On Little Children; Oklahoma (with Johnny)
10/7/70   Joni Mitchell Girl From The North County (with Johnny)
10/14/70   Linda Ronstadt Long, Long Time; Big Yellow Taxi/The Old Swimming Hole/Water Isn't Water Anymore (with Johnny)
10/21/70   The Guess Who Hand Me Down World
11/4/70   Melanie Baby Guitar; Silver Threads & Golden Needles (with Johnny)
| 11/11/70   Ian & Sylvia
Stevie Wonder
Four Strong Winds; Crazy Arms; Long, Long Time To Get Old
Heaven Help Us All
11/18/70   'Mama' Cass Elliot I Saw A Man; Act Naturally (with Johnny)
1/6/71   Eric Anderson
Derek & The Dominos
Born Again
It's Too Late; Matchbox (with Johnny & Carl Perkins)
1/13/71   Gordon Lightfoot When Uncle Bill Quit Dope
1/17/71   Linda Ronstadt
Neil Young
James Taylor
A Very Lovely Woman
The Needle And The Damage Done; Journey Through The Past
Sweet Baby James; Fire And Rain; Country Road
Johnny debuts Man In Black


Special programming allowed a more in-depth look at an artist or an idea. Sometimes the big three networks that ruled the airwaves produced their takes on the rising rock scene.

ABC tried a few: let's follow Bob Dylan's 1966 UK tour. Made for ABC Stage 67, D A Pennebaker's disjointed Eat The Document has remained an underground film for 50 years. How about that hippie thing, ah, Monterey Pop something? Fearing insane editing by corporate choppers, D A (yes, him again) submitted a terrible audition reel that ABC saw and subsequently decided to drop the show. Pennabacker then made the classic we have today. ABC did get one odd-ball on for us "kids." January 1967—The Beatles are taking acid and about to release Strawberry Fields Forever, so ABC shows the Shea Stadium concert the mop-tops did in 1965! Great show—poor timing. Then there was the odd little film about Oblio with narration by Dustin Hoffman (and was inspired by an acid trip).

NBC was smart. They created their own group, complete with an off-the-wall-kids'll-love-it TV show. The Monkees show was good fun. But they were smarter than the network monkeys and eventually chomped off the hand that fed them: The bizarre 33⅓ Revolutioms per Monkee TV special and the final bite, the insane movie Head. NBC also brought us the black-out skit show Laugh In (discused on an Easter Egg page) and the late, great Johnny Carson.

CBS, the Tiffany network for fuddy-duddies and rural folk did excel at documentaries. Back in those days, kids, the News Departments were not beholding to produce profits. They investigated and presented hard-hitting shows that literally changed the course of American history (see Edward R Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and Dan Rather). One of the best, honest looks at pop music of 1967 was Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution. CBS also stood their ground when Simon & Garfunkel's November 69 special ran into major sponsor issues.

PBS (then known as NET) has showcased art and music to separate itself from the vast wasteland and has made many outstanding shows over the years. Shows like American Masters take in-depth looks at our stars and times. Specials about certain items are shown at certain times (call 1-800-FEED-PBS). One of PBS' earliest series was Fanfare, a show that brought world music into the homes of Americans. There were several episodes that zoomed in on San Francisco and the Fillmore East. They also showed the Pythons, Dr Who, Julia Child and other great shows.

Speaking of weird British shows, two are featured here: The Beatles MMT, a psychedelic film shown in black & white on Boxing Day—no wonder the reviews were awful. Not saying it's a great film, but really. Then there was the Stone's Christmas gift that went unwrapped and undelivered until the 90s. DVDs of The Old Grey Whistle Test, the long running music show can be had, as well as many others.

Most of the shows below can be viewed online. Links have not been provided since they are occasioally DMCAd (only to show up later, and repeat). Just highlight the title, right-click and select "Search...", click on the videos tab, sit back, light up and enjoy. Eazy Peazy (altho your results might vary).

BTW, there was a special on NBC in 1978 that was a "documentary" about four lads from Liverpool in a slightly different universe. It's all explained on an Easter Egg page. Think of humourous Brits and the year.


The Beatles At Shea Stadium  
Filmed, Aug 15, 1965
Broadcast, 1/10/67, ABC
Opening Credits

King Curtis

Brenda Holloway

The Beatles

TV Guide Ad & Program Listing

=WFTV, Orlando, FL (EST)
Songs as they appeared:
I'm Down(last song) The Beatles -
Medley(partial) Killer Joe Piro & His Discothèque Dancers -
Shotgun(partial) King Curtis -
I Can't Help Myself(partial) Brenda Holloway (with King Curtis) -
Fingertips(partial) Sounds Incorporated -
Twist And Shout† The Beatles -
I Feel Fine - -
Dizzy Miss Lizzy - -
Ticket To Ride - -
Act Naturally‡ - -
Can't Buy Me Love - -
Baby's In Black - -
A Hard Day's Night - -
Help! - -
I'm Down(end credits) - -

Note: †audio from The Hollywood Bowl concert
‡audio is studio recording
Recorded Aug 15, 1965 at Shea Stadium in New York City


Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution  
Filmed, Spring, 1967
Broadcast, 4/25/67, CBS
Leonard Bernstein

Janis Ian

Graham Nash

Brian Wilson

Program Listing

is WCBS, New York (EST)
Ad in TV Guide

Verve ad for their artists

Songs as they appeared:
Society's Child Janis Ian -
No Man Can Find The War(live clip) Tim Buckley -
Bus Stop(live clip) The Hollies -
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits -
East West Herman's Hermits -
Surf's Up(solo, on piano) Brian Wilson -
The Times They Are A-Chaangin'(live clip) The Hollies -

Leonard Bernstein, host (first half)
Graham Nash
Peter Noone
Pamela Polland (of Gentle Soul)
Brian Wilson
Frank Zappa
David Oppenheim, narrator


Magical Mystery Tour  
Filmed, Sept 67
Broadcast, 12/26/67, BBC1
I Am The Walrus

End Scene

Radio Times magazine, London

Promo photo from TV section
Radio Times magazine, London

Listing for the show.
Fillmore East showing

Sunday, Aug 11, 1968 - 2 shows
Songs as they appeared:
Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles -
The Fool On The Hill The Beatles -
She Loves You Instrumental -
Flying The Beatles -
All My Loving Instrumental -
I Am The Walrus The Beatles -
Jessie's Dream Instrumental -
Blue Jay Way The Beatles -
Death Cab For Cutie Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -
Your Mother Should Know The Beatles -
Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles -
Hello, Goodbye The Beatles -
Note: Paul's drug-induced dream turned critics nightmare. Shown once on BBC1 in black & white on Boxing Day. The colourfulness would've helped, well a little bit. In the proper frame of mind, it's like "A Hard Days Night" on STP. But aren't most avant-garde movies like that?
The screen grabs are from the restored DVD; the next two are UK newspaper "Radio Times" listings.
It was shown once at Bill's place (see last tv)


Rock 'N' Roll Circus  
Taped 12/11-12/68
Not shown, DVD release 1996
Mick & The Boys Open The Show

Jethro Tull

The Dirty Mac

Songs as they appeared:
Entry Of The Gladiators Orchestra -
Song For Jeffrey Jethro Tull -
A Quick One While He's Away The Who -
Over The Waves Orchestra -
Ain't That A Lot Of Love Taj Mahal -
Something Better Marianne Faithfull -
Fire Eater And Luna Orchestra -
Yer Blues The Dirty Mac -
Whole Lotta Yoko Yoko Ono, Ivry Gitlis, The Dirty Mac -
Jumping Jack Flash The Rolling Stones -
Parachute Woman - -
No Expectations - -
You Can't Always Get What You Want - -
Sympathy For The Devil - -
Salt Of The Earth - -

Note: The Dirty Mac consisted of: John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell
Indepth details at Keno's CLASSIC ROCK n ROLL Web Site .


33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee  
Filmed, Fall/Winter 68
Broadcast, 4/14/69, NBC
The Monkees

Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll

TV Guide Program Ad

TV Guide Program Listing

=WMAQ, Chicago (CST)
Songs as they appeared:
I'm A Believer Micky Dolenz & Julie Driscoll -
I Prithee (Do Not Ask For Love) Peter Tork -
Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe Is True) Michael Nesmith -
Goldilocks Sometime Davy Jones -
Wind Up Man The Monkees -
Darwin The Monkees -
Only The Fittest Shall Survive Paul Arnold & The Moon Express -
I Go Ape The Monkees -
Come On Up Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity -
  At The Hop The Monkees -
  I'm Ready Fats Domino -
  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis -
  Tutti Frutti Little Richard -
  Shake A Tailfeather We Three & The Monkees -
  Blue Monday Fats Domino -
  Little Darlin' The Monkees -
  Long Tall Sally Little Richard -
  Down The Line Jerry Lee Lewis -
  Them Bones The Clara Ward Singers -
String For My Kite Davy Jones -
Solfeggietto (Bach) Peter Tork -
Listen To The Band The Monkees & Entire Cast -
California Here It Come (End Titles) Peter Tork -


And you thought Head was weird?
A last blast at NBC's expense—from scripted goofballs to far-out stoners destroying The Monkees™.
The Rock & Roll Medley (with the three greatest 88 pounders in rock) is amazing, although the ending mess of Listen To The Band is here as well.
Doubt if there were very many viewers that stuck around for that; that is those few that made it past Paul Arnold & The Moon Express.
Read more about this extravaganza at Dangerous Minds (note that their YouTube link is broken, but it's availalble by searching).


The Mama Cass Television Program  
Taped, 1/18/69
Broadcast, 6/26/69, ABC
Great Trio!

with John Sebastian

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=KGO-TV, San Francisco
Songs as they appeared:
Dream A Little Dream Of Me/The River Of Life Mama Cass -
Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell -
And When I Die Mary Travers -
I Shall Be Released Mama Cass, Mary Travers & Joni Mitchell -
She's A Lady John Sebastian -
Darlin' Companion Mama Cass & John Sebastian -
Medley: California Dreamin'/Monday, Monday, I Can
Dream, Can't I, Dancing In The Streets
Mama Cass -
comedy skits with Buddy Hackett,and Martin Landau and Barbara Bain

Note: Pilot episode for a series that was never picked up.


Songs Of America  
Filmed, Spring/Summer 69
Broadcast, 11/30/69, CBS
Concert Sequence

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=WCBS-TV, New York
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Bell dropped sponsorship after viewing a preview—see the link for details
Songs as they appeared:
America Simon & Garfunkel -
So Long Frank Lloyd Wright(recording session) - -
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - -
America(rehearsal) Simon & Garfunkel -
Scarborough Fair - -
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) - -
Punky's Dilemma - -
Bridge Over Troubled Waters(rehearsal) - -
Mrs Robinson(live) - -
Feeling Groovy(acoustic backstage) - -
Mystery Train(acoustic backstage) - -
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her(live) - -
The Boxer(live) - -
Homeward Bound(live) - -
America(live) - -
Sounds Of Silence(live) - -
Song For The Asking(over credits) - -

Charles Grodin-director

Note: Quite the controversial show! Civil Rights, The War, political assassination.
Read more about it: The forgotten political roots... @ BBC


Fanfare: Welcome To Fillmore East
Filmed, 9/23/70
Broadcast, Fall 70, NET (various dates)
Joe's Lights

That's The Allman Brothers Band
The Grand Poo-bah

Invitation To View Broadcast In NYC area

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is WNET, New York (EST)
Songs as they appeared:
Jesus Is Just Alright The Byrds -
Eight Miles High - -
Crazy 'Bout You Baby Elvin Bishop Group -
Oh, Pretty Woman Albert King -
Blues Power - -
Walk, Don't Run Sha Na Na -
Teen Angel - -
These Dreams Of You Van Morrison -
Cypress Ave - -

Note: with Joe's Lights
The Allman Brothers segment cut from final broadcast (but lives on... )
The show was broadcast on WNET (Ch 13) in NYC on 10/11/70, with stereo simulcast on WNEW-FM


Fanfare: San Francisco Rock: Go Ride The Music
Filmed, Fall/70
Broadcast, Winter 71, NET (various dates)
Opening Credits

Jefferson Airplane

Quicksilver Messenger Service

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is WNET, New York (EST)
Songs as they appeared:
We Can Be Together Jefferson Airplane -
Volunteers - -
Mexico - -
Warm Red Wine Quicksilver Messenger Service -
Baby Baby - -
Subway - -
Plastic Fantastic Lover Jefferson Airplane -
Somebody To Love - -
Mona Quicksilver Messenger Service -
Emergency Jefferson Airplane -
Wooden Ships - -


Note: Part One of the San Francisco Rock Fanfare episode, broadcast on 12/6/70 on WNET (Ch 13), NY
Airplane recorded in studio; QMS recorded at Sonoma State University


Fanfare: San Francisco Rock: A Night At the Family Dog  
Filmed, Fall/70
Broadcast, Winter 71, NET (various dates)

Grateful Dead

Jefferson Airplane

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is WNET, New York (EST)
Songs as they appeared:
Incident At Nishapur Santana -
Volunteers Jefferson Airplane -
Soul Sacrifice Santana -
Hard To Handle Grateful Dead -
I Know You Rider - -
Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil Jefferson Airplane -
Eskimo Blue Day - -
Jam members of Santa, Dead, Airplane -

Note: Part Two of the San Francisco Rock Fanfare episode, filmed at The Family Dog, broadcast on 12/13/70 on WNET (Ch 13), NY


The Point  
Filmed, Fall/70
Broadcast, 2/2/71, ABC
Oblio & His Arrow

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=WNAC-TV, Boston
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=WNAC-TV, Boston
See: Nilsson for details
Links! Rock And Roll Movies
The Video Beat (50s & 60s Movies)
TV A Go-Go (@ Little Steven's Underground Garage)


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