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 Music Scene (1969-70)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2020]
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Harris/Fritz Productions Inc
fopr
ABC
Producers Ken Fritz and Stan Harris

US Music Show 1969-70 Pilot + 17 shows x 45min

Hosts: David Steinberg
Larry Hankin, Christopher Ross, Paul Reid Roman, Chris Bokeno and Lily Tomlin.
(mostly David Steinberg with a guest host)
regulars:
The Music Scene Singers.
Theme music Patrick Williams

*Note: Everyone from the Beatles to Tony Bennett taped their hits in advance. On the day of the show,
producers check the music charts to pick the segments. A presentation of up-to-the minute hits off of
Billboard magazine's hot singles and LP charts for Pop, Country, Soul, Easy Listening, Jazz and even
Classical in foreign countries. Six improvisational comedy performers serve as hosts to introduce the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMZRC59YZg

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[00] Music Scene [Pilot]
13Jun1969 ABC
Hosts The Committee
Guests
The Rolling Stones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KzH09EZ0Pc

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ABC 7:30 - 8:15pm (45 min) (22-Sep-1969 to 12-Jan-1970)




[01] Music Scene [Premiere]
22Sep1969 ABC Mon
Hosts David Steinberg, Larry Hankin and Christopher Ross
Guests
The Beatles
James Brown
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
Oliver
Tony Bennett
Three Dog Night
and Tom Jones.
Highlights:
James Brown sings "World".
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young perform "Down By The River".
Buck Owens and The Buckaroos sing "Tall Dark Stranger".
Oliver sings "Jean".
Three Dog Night perform "Easy To Be Hard".
Tom Jones sings "I'll Never Fall in Love Again".
Music Scene Singers sing "Sugar Sugar".

[02] Music Scene
29Sep1969 ABC Mon
Hosts David Steinberg, Larry Hankin, Christopher Ross, Paul Reid Roman, Chris Bokeno and Lily Tomlin.
Guests
Janis Joplin
Eydie Gorme
Gary Puckett
Merle Haggard
Lou Rawls
and Three Dog Night.
Highlights:
Gary Puckett sings "This Girl Is A Woman Now".
Eydie Gorme sings "Tonight I'll Say A Prayer".
Janis Joplin sings "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)".
Three Dog Night sings "Easy To Be Hard".
Lou Rawls sings "Your Good Thing Is About To End".
Also a film clip from "Midnight Cowboy".

[03] Music Scene
06Oct1969 ABC Mon
Host
Guests
The Rascals
Roger Miller
Dusty Springfield
Bobby Sherman
John Mayall
The Dells
and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
Highlights:
The Rascals sing "People Got To Be Free".
The Dells sing "Oh What A Night".
Roger Miller sings "King of The Road".
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles sing "Here I Go Again".
The Rascals sing "Carry Me Back".
Roger Miller sings "Where Have All The Average People Gone?"
Bobby Sherman sings "Little Woman" while Chris Bokeno dances as a little woman.
Music Scene Singers sing a gospel-influenced version of "Sugar Sugar".

[04] Music Scene
13Oct1969 ABC Mon
Host David Steinberg
Guests
Tony Bennett
Jerry Butler
Judy Collins
Sonny James
Jackie 'Moms' Mabley
and The Smith Rock Group.
Highlights:
Tony Bennett sings "What The World Needs Now".
Jerry Butler sings "What's The Use Of Breaking Up?"
Judy Collins sings "Pretty Polly".
Sonny James sings "Since I Met You Baby".
Smith sings "Baby It's You".
Moms Mabley sings "It's Your Thing".

[05] Music Scene
20Oct1969 ABC Mon
Host Tommy Smothers
Guests
Sly & the Family Stone
Merle Haggard
Pat Williams
Bobby Sherman
Steve Lawrence
and The Temptations.
Highlights:
Sly & The Family Stone sing "Everyday People" and "Dance to the Music".
Merle Haggard sings "Okie from Muskogee".
Pat Williams conducts The Music Scene Orchestra for "The Music Scene Theme".
Bobby Sherman sings "Little Woman".
Steve Lawrence sings "The Drifter".
Sly & The Family Stone sing "Hot Fun in the Summertime" and "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey".
David and Tom do a psychiatrist sketch.
The Temptations sing the #1 song in the country "I Can't Get Next To You"
.

[06] Music Scene
27Oct1969 ABC Mon
Host Michael Cole
Guests
Jerry Lee Lewis
Richie Havens
Isaac Hayes
Janis Joplin
Merle Haggard
The Smith Rock Group
and Ten Years After
Highlights:
Jerry Lee Lewis sings "Great Balls of Fire".
Ten Years After sings "Bad Scene".
Smith sing "Baby It's You".
Richie Havens sings "Rocky Raccoon".
Jerry Lee Lewis sings "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye".
Janis Joplin sings "Maybe".
Isaac Hayes sings "Walk On By".
Michael Cole reads Rod McKuen Railroad Poetry.

[07] Music Scene
03Nov1969 ABC Mon
Host Bobby Sherman
Guests
Johnny Cash
Lulu
Richie Havens
Della Reese
Jerry Butler
Buffy Sainte-Marie
R.B. Greaves
The Archies
Highlights:
Johnny Cash sings "Blistered" and "Ruby". (Taped performance in Shreveport at the Louisiana State Fair)
R.B. Greaves sings "Take A Letter Maria".
Lulu sings "Oh Me Oh My".
Della Reese sings "MacArthur Park" and "Wedding Bell Blues".
Bobby Sherman sings "La La La", "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "Sounds Along The Way".
The Archies sing "Sugar, Sugar".

[08] Music Scene
10Nov1969 ABC Mon
Host David Steinberg
Guests
James Brown
Keith Barbour
Dusty Springfield
Joe Cocker
Pat Williams
and The Everly Brothers.
Highlights:
James Brown sings "Mother Popcorn".
Keith Barbour sings "Echo Park".
The Everly Brothers sing "Bowling Green".
Dusty Springfield sings "Brand New Me" and "The Look of Love".
The Everly Brothers sing a medley including "Cathy's Clown", "All I Have To Do Is Dream",
"Wake Up Little Suzie", "Bird Dog", and "Bye Bye Love".
Joe Cocker sings "Something".

[09] Music Scene
17Nov1969 ABC Mon
Host
Guests
Paul Anka
Joe Cocker
B.B. King
John Mayall
R.B. Greaves
and The Cowsills.
Highlights:
Paul Anka sings "Happy".
Paul Anka sings "My Way".
The Cowsills sing "Silver Threads and Golden Needles".
R.B. Greaves sings "Take A Letter Maria".
B.B. King sings "Just A Little Love".

[10] Music Scene
24Nov1969 ABC Mon
Hosts Groucho Marx and David Steinberg
Guests
Mary Hopkin
Joe Cocker
Mary McCaslin
Three Dog Night
and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Highlights:
Joe Cocker sings "Delta Lady" and "Something".
Mary Hopkin sings "No Business Like Show Business" and "In My Life".
Three Dog Night sings "Eli's Coming".
Mary McCaslin sings "Help!".

[11] Music Scene
01Dec1969 ABC Mon [Independent Press Telegram]
Hosts David Steinberg and Mama Cass Elliot
Guests
Mama Cass Elliot
Neil Diamond
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
Creedence Clearwater Revival
and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Highlights:
Mama Cass Elliot sings "New World Coming".
Creedence Clearwater Revival perform "Down On The Corner" and "The Night Time Is The Right Time".
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 perform "Ye-Me-Le" and "Witichita Lineman".
Neil Diamond sings "Both Sides Now" and "Holly Holy".

[12] Music Scene
08Dec1969 ABC Mon
Hosts Steve Allen and David Steinberg
Guests
Tony Bennett
Steve Allen
Stevie Wonder
Charley Pride
Santana
and The Grass Roots.
Highlights:
Tony Bennett sings "I Gotta Be Me" and "Smile".
The Grass Roots sings "Heaven Knows", Emmet Kelly.
Charley Pride sings "Louisiana Man".
Buffy Sainte-Marie sings "He's The Keeper Of The Fire".
Stevie Wonder sings "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday".
Steve Allen sings "Last Night Was A Bad Night" and "Go Fly A Kite".

[13] Music Scene
15Dec1969 ABC Mon
Hosts David Steinberg and Lou Rawls
Guests
Little Richard
Lou Rawls
Charley Pride
Gordon Lightfoot
and Spirit.
Highlights:
Lou Rawls sings "Just Squeeze Me" and "I Can't Make It Alone".
Charley Pride sings "Louisiana Man" and "I'm So Afraid Of Losing You".
Little Richard sings "Lucille" and "Tutti Frutti".
Spirit performs "1984".

[14] Music Scene
22Dec1969 ABC Mon
Hosts Davy Jones and David Steinberg
Guests
Frankie Laine
Davy Jones
Chuck Berry
Gordon Lightfoot
Jerry Butler
Highlights:
Davy Jones sings "Together".
Frankie Laine sings "Jezebel" and "Lord You Gave Me A Mountain".
Chuck Berry sings "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode".
Gordon Lightfoot "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me" and "Saturday Clothes".
Jerry Butler sings "What's The Use Of Breaking Up?"

[15] The Music Scene
29Dec1969 ABC Mon
Host David Steinberg
Guests
Tommy Roe
Herbie Mann
Zager and Evans
and The Los Angeles cast of "Hair".
Highlights:
Herbie Mann plays "Memphis Underground".
Tommy Roe sings "Dizzy".
Zager and Evans sings "In The Year 2525".
The Los Angeles cast of "Hair" sings a Medley from "Hair": "Aquarius", "Easy To be Hard",
"Where Do I Go", "Flesh Failures", and "Let The Sunshine In".

[16] Music Scene
05Jan1970 ABC Mon
Host David Steinberg
Guests
Pete Seeger
Lee Michaels
John Mayall
Marva Whitney
John Randolph Marr
and The Everly Brothers.
Highlights:
The Everly Brothers sing a Medley: "The Games People Play", "Walk Right Back", "In The End",
"Aquarius", "If I Were A Carpenter", and "The Price Of Love".
John Mayall sings "The Laws Must Change".
Pete Seeger sings "Bring Them Home".
John Randolph Marr sings "Free".
Marva Whitney sings "Things Got To Get Better".

[17] Music Scene [Final show of the series]
12Jan1970 ABC Mon
Host David Steinberg
Guests
Bo Diddley
Lee Michaels
John Sebastian
Groucho Marx
Buffy Sainte Marie
and Randy Marr.
Highlights:
John Sebastian sings "She's A Lady" and "Rainbows All Over Your Blues".
Bo Diddley sings "Hey Bo Diddley".
Lee Michaels sings "Who Can Want More".
Groucho Marx sings "Father's Day".
Buffy Sainte Marie sings "Universal Soldier".

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