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The John Davidson Show (UK)(Summer 1969)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE JOHN DAVIDSON SHOW
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an ATV Colour production (Associated Television) (Taped at Elstree Studios, London, England)
for
the ITV network [UK]
&
the ABC network [USA] (Fridays 8:00-9:00)(30May1969-05Sep1969)
Distributed world wide by Incorporated Television Company (ITC) (Lew Grade)
Produced by Colin Clews

UK Music Variety series 13 episodes 1969 x 60 min Videotaped in Color

Host John Davidson

regulars (1969)
Rich Little (American impressionist)
Mirelle Mathieu (French singer)
Aimi MacDonald (British comedy actress/singer)
Jack Parnell Orchestra (ATV "house" orchestra)

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ABC Fridays 8:00-9:00pm ET (30May1969-05Sep 1969)

[01] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
30May1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer Mama Cass Elliott
comedienne Ruth Buzzi
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Highlights:
John sings "Suzanne" and "I Am Now".
Mirelle sings "Mon Credo".
Rich Little does a flawless Humphrey Bogart impersonation.

[02] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
06Jun1969 ABC Fri
Guest
actress Barbara Feldon
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Highlights:
John does a medley of standards.
Mirelle sings "The Second Waltz".
Rich Little does a Jim Backus impersonation as well as Don Adams as Maxwell Smart.
Rich does a spotlight sequence devoted to Walter Brennan.

[03] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
13Jun1969 ABC Fri
Guest
actor Robert Morse
comedienne Ruth Buzzi
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little

[04] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
20Jun1969 ABC Fri
Guest
dancer Joey Heatherton
comedienne Ruth Buzzi
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Highlights:
John sings "Up On the Roof" and "California Bloodlines".
John and Mirelle duet with "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup".
Joey dances to "25 Miles".
All join in for "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

[05] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
27Jun1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer O.C. Smith
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
Aimi sings "Don't Tell Mama".
John and Mirelle duet with "All My Loving".
John sings "High Heel Sneakers" and "Both Sides Now".
*NOTE: Aimi MacDonald joins the show as a regular.

[06] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
04Jul1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer Lynn Kellogg
comedian David Steinberg
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
A tribute to Lerner and Loewe.
Rich sings "The Heather on the Hill" from "Brigadoon" imitating Gene Kelly's voice, then does Robert Goulet's
"If Ever I Would Leave You" from "Camelot".
Lynn sings "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream".
Mirelle sings "Quand Tu T'en Iras".

[07] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
11Jul1969 ABC Fri
Guest
comedienne Phyllis Diller
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
John sings "The Windmills of Your Mind" and "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" with Aimi MacDonald.
John & Mirelle duet with "This Guy's In Love With You".
Phyllis in a sketch appears as a pseudo topless waitress.
Aimi plays a beautiful dum-dum employed by a ladies' magazine.

[08] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
18Jul1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer-songwriter Paul Anka
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
Paul sings "Watch What Happens" and "My Way".
Rich Little does an impersonation of George Burns and performs "The Birth of the Blues."

[09] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
25Jul1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer Lana Cantrell
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald

Highlights:
Lana sings "I Will Wait For You" and "You Don't Know What Love Is".
John & Lana duet with "Things".
Rich Little does a Boris Karloff impersonation.
Mirelle singing in French and English does "Who Am I?"

[--] The John Davidson Show
01Aug1969 ABC Fri
pre-empted for the Special "The Right to Live".


[10] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
08Aug1969 ABC Fri
Guest
Country singer and musician John Hartford
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
John Hartford and host John Davidson duet with "The Category Stop".
John Hartford solos with "Natural to Be Gone" and "Orphan of World War II".
John Davidson and Mirelle duet with "Gotta Travel On".
Rich Little does an impersonation of Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.

[--] The John Davidson Show
15Aug1969
Pre-empted for the special "The Violent Americans".


[11] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
22Aug1969 ABC Fri
Guest
The Dave Clark Five
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
Dave Clark Five perform "The Red Balloon" and "Paradise".
Rich Little does an impersonation of Clark Gable.
John and Mirelle duet with "Something's Happening".

[12] The John Davidson Show
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
29Aug1969 ABC Fri
Guest
singer Lulu
satirical improv group The Committee
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Aimi MacDonald
Highlights:
John sings "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife" with the dancing chorus.
Lulu sings "Show Me" and "To Love Somebody".
Mirelle sings "Greensleeves" performed with dancers in a bucolic setting.
Rich Little does a salute to Dean Martin.
An added feature is a performance by The Committee.

[13] The John Davidson Show
[last show]
Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England
05Sep1969
guests
The Moody Blues
satirical improv group The Committee
regulars
Mirelle Mathieu
Rich Little
Highlights:
The Moody Blues perform "Send Me No Wine".
Mirelle sings "I Live For You".
Rich Little's weekly salute is to W.C. Fields.
John sings "Walking in the Sunshine", "My Way" and "The Way it Used to Be".
The whole cast joins in for "Put On a Happy Face".


Kraft Summer Music Hall (US)(NBC)(Summer 1966)
Produced by Bob Banner Associates
NBC Monday 8pm 60 minutes
Host John Davidson
regulars
singers Jackie and Gayle
comedian George Carlin
The Five King Cousins
The Lively Set

*NOTE: This program was a summer replacement for "The Andy Williams Show".

[01] Summer Music Hall
06Jun1966 [Premiere]
Host John Davidson
Guests
Gale Garnett
comedian Richard Pryor

*NOTE: In a special feature, John will sing "Songs Through The Years" suggested by members of the studio audience.

[02] Summer Music Hall
13Jun1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
singer Cathie Taylor
Ruben Rodriguez and his Guadalajara Kings
and comedian Richard Pryor.

[03] Summer Music Hall
20Jun1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
singer Joanie Sommers
Ken Greenwald

Highlights:
Newcomer Ken Greenwald talks about rocket experiments and joins Davidson and Carlin in a "Red Riding Hood" sketch.
Joanie sings "You've Got Possibilities" and joins host John in a Ray Charles medley.

[04] Summer Music Hall
27Jun1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
singer-songwriter Rod McKuen
comedian Richard Pryor
Le Grand Mellon

[--] Summer Music Hall
04Jul1966
pre-empted

[05] Summer Music Hall
11Jul1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
Nancy Sinatra
Brian Foley
Flip Wilson

Highlights:
Nancy and John duet with "Sometimes I'm Happy".
Brian Foley sings "Time and Tide"
John sings "Jeepers, Creepers" and "Once in a While".

[06] Summer Music Hall
18Jul1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
singer Jimmie Rodgers
comics The Uncalled For 3
folk singer Susannah Jordan (in her TV debut).

Highlights:
Jimmie sings "It's Over".
Jimmie joins John in a medley of Rodger hits.
Susannah sings "I'm a Loner".
John sings songs from the years 1918, 1924 and 1932.

[07] Summer Music Hall
25Jul1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
Joe and Eddie, a young folk-singing duo
comedian Richard Pryor
regulars
The Lively Set

Highlights:
The Songs-Through-the-Years
segment spotlights tunes from 1919, 1940 and 1950.
"Goodnight, Irene" and "I'll Never Smile Again".

[08] Summer Music Hall
01Aug1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
The Everly Brothers
comedian Richard Pryor

Highlights:
Richard Pryor describes life in New York City.
George Carlin tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk."

[09] Summer Music Hall
08Aug1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
Jimmy Boyd
Mimi Dillard
Richard Pryor

Highlights:
Mimi sings "He Touched Me".
Richard Pryor presents "Rumpelstillskin" as a grade-school play.

[10] Summer Music Hall
15Aug1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Jacqueline Mayro
The Uncalled For 3

Highlights:
John sings "Honey Babe" with Jackie and Gayle and the Lively Set.
Jackie and Gayle do "All the Pretty Ponies".
Gary Lewis and the Playboys perform "Look Through Any Window" and Gary and John team up for "Love Potion No. 9".
John sings "More".
The Lively Set do "Walk on the Wild Side".
Jacqueline sings "Hi Lilli".
John and Jacqueline duet with "You Are My Sunshine".
The entire cast joins in for a spiritual medley including "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", "Dry Bones"
and "Git On Board, Little Chillum".
John closes with the Songs-through-the-Years segment, singing "Volare", "Wonderful One" and other songs popular
in 1922 and 1958.

[11] Summer Music Hall
22Aug1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
actor-singer-songwriter Noel Harrison
The Uncalled For 3

Highlights:
Noel and John duet with "God Bless the Child".
Jackie and Gayle sing "Maggie Blues".
John sings "Ballin' the Jack" and "Try to Remember".

[12] Summer Music Hall [final show]
29Aug1966 NBC Mon
Host John Davidson
Guests
British balladeers Chad & Jeremy
comedian Flip Wilson

Highlights:
Chad and Jeremy sing "Distant Shores".
John and Chad and Jeremy sing "Improvising the Blues".
The Lively Set do "Baubles, Bangles and Beads".
A travel medley with the whole gang, Jackie and Gayle, the Lively Set and the King Cousins singing "Route 66"
and "This Train".
John sings "Welfare Line" and "Jeepers Creepers".
Flip Wilson's monologue tells the story of Columbus.
George Carlin talks about movie previews.

The John Davidson Show (US)(NBC)(Summer 1976)
 Produced by Dick Clark Productions
for
NBC Mon 8:00-9:00 24 May 1976-Jun 1976

Host John Davidson

regulars (1976)
Pete Barbutti
Lenny Stark Orchestra
Four week run.
*NOTE: This show was not well received, critics and audiences alike called it a "train wreck".

[01] The John Davidson Show
24May1976 NBC Mon
Guests
George Burns
Jimmie Walker
Tanya Tucker
*NOTE: Ted Mack introduces an unusual act on each show.

[02] The John Davidson Show
31May1976 NBC Mon
Guests
Captain and Tennille
Earl Holliman
Rich Little
Pete Barbutti

Highlights:
John sings "Oh, What a Night!" and "With These Hands".
Captain and Tennille perform "Shop Around".
Toni and John sing a medley of "Up on the Roof", "Peaceful" and "Fly Away".
Earl Holliman makes his network debut as a song-and-dance man by singing "Rainy Days and Mondays" as a solo
and joining Davidson for a vaudeville rendition of the "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."
A spoof of "The Hollywood Squares" follows, with Davidson playing Peter Marshall and Rich Little impersonating
all the panelists. Members of the studio audience are used as contestants.

[03] The John Davidson Show
07Jun1976 NBC Mon
Guests
Ed McMahon
McLean Stevenson
Florence Henderson
Steven Ford
Pete Barbutti

*NOTE: Steven Ford, 20-year-old son of President Ford, demonstrates his horsemanship on a bucking bronco machine
and talks about being bugged on dates by the Secret Service.

[04] The John Davidson Show [final show]
14Jun1976 NBC Mon
Guests
Tony Orland
Charo
Norm Crosby
Highlights:
Charo sings her "trademark" song "Coochie Coochie".
Norm Crosby offers his thoughts on the Bicentennial Year and good-English usage.

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