Bobby Vinton Show
Broadcast: Sept 2, 1975. - Sept 4. 1978.
74 total episodes
Executive Producers: Alan Byle & Chris Beard
Producer: Alan Thicke
Director: Mike Steele
Musical Director: Jimmy Dale
Musical Consultant: Bob Morgan
Chuck Barris Production
Syndicated U.S. Nation wide & Canada
@Lisa Dal Bello(2 seasons)(Female Vocalist)
Host: Bobby Vinton
Adrienne Barbeau (2 times)
Tom Bresh (2)
Foster Brooks (3)
Ruth Buzzi (2)
John Byner (7)
Pat Cooper (2)
Billy Davis, Jr.
Phillis Diller (2)
Donna Fargo (2)
Hank Garcia (3)
Arte Johnson (7)
Lanie Kazan (2)
Gloria Loring (3)
Anne Murray (3)
Michael Rapport (3)
Willie Tyler & Lester(2)
Henry Youngman (3)
I quote the following from his autobiography"Polish Prince"published in 1978.
"It wasn't a network show, but had to be syndicated station by station.
Nevertheless ,through the efforts of Sandy Frank, eventually it was bought
by more than one hundred stations in all the major markets of
(The show was owned by Chuck Barris and Buddy Granoff.) We sailed through
the first year with excellent ratings, and, although TV is no substitute for a live
performance, we reached a much broader audience than I could have ever had
playing in clubs, all my life.Unfortunately, television executives can't stand success.
@The CBS people analyzed the "Bobby Vinton Show" and decided the success
was due to its production and comedy and not so much to Bobby Vinton.
When I saw the results of editing of my second year's shows, I could scarcely
believe it. Bobby Vinton was limited to a few appearances and the guests were
prominently featured; the format was turned upside down and a lot of the spirit
was taken out.The show didn't have the same feeling of fun as it had the first
year.Then the ratings started to fall off, but this convinced the exectives only
that my first year was a fluke! They dropped their share of backing for the show.
With my budget accordingly reduced, I decided not to try to go beyond the three-
year contact. Although in
it for the fourth year, I told Art Weinthal, the head of Canadian Network, that I
wanted to quit while I was ahead. It was an exciting adventure, and it coincided
with the success of "My melody of love" to spread that message to a wide audience.
First Season: Sept. 2, 1975 (Tuesday evening)
#1Guest: Ted Knight
@@Bobby sings, "When will I be loved"The most beautiful girl"
"That's my desire"and others
#2 Guest: Ruth Buzzi
@@Bobby sings, "Let me be there""I love how you love me"
@@@"Al Jolson medley" and others.
#3 Guest: Arte Johnson, Gloria Loring
Bobby sings, gListen to the musichhMatchmakerhh
Gloria & Bobby singhJust as much as everh
#4Guest: Clifton Davis
@@Bobby sings, "Sealed with a kiss""Gotta travel on "and others.
#QRGuest: Don Rickles
@@Bobby sings, "I honestly love you""Polka pose""The way we were"
#5Guest: Adrienne Barbeau & Charlie Callas
.@Bobby sings, "Do you wanna dance""Help me make it through the
night"If you knew Suzie" and others.
#6 Guest: Karen Valentine
Karen singshPlease,Mr. pleaseh
Bobby & Karen sing a medley: Thank God Ifm a country boy/Daddy sang bass/Wabash
Cannon Ball/Oh lonesome me
Bobby singsh Bad , bad Leroy Brownh&hMidnight showh
#7 Guest: Jim Stafford
Bobby singshDonft be cruelh,Jim performs gYoufll never take me as aliveh
& gMr. Bojunglesh
Bobby & Jim
#8 Guest: John Byner
John and Bobby sing gCover of Rolling stoneh
Bobby singshJambalayah&hCrocodile rockh
#9 Guest: The
Bobby sings gDelta dawnh
#10 Guest : Jessica Walter & O.J.Simpson
Bobby & O.J. sing gThe football bluesh
Jessica sings gCorner of the skyh
Bobby sings g Never ending song of loveh
#11 Guest: Melba Moore &
Melba singshGet into my mindh
Bobby sings ginternational medleyh
#12 Guest: Anne Murray
@Bobby sings, "Runaway""Please love me forever"& "United we stand"with
Anne Murray.Anne sings"Sunday sunrise"
#13 Guest: Loretta Swit
@@Bobby sings, "Another Saturday night""Blue on blue""There!
I've said it again""Mama don't allow" and others
#14@Guest: Arte Johnson
@@Bobby sings, "Wooden heart""Mr.lonely""Chantilly lace"
#15 Guest: Donna Fargo & Hank Garcia
@Bobby sings, "I'm walkin'""Daddy's little girl""California here I come"
and others. Donna sings, "You're not Charlie Brown".
#16 Guest: The Spinners
Bobby sings gFor once in my lifehhYesterdayh& a hit medley
#17Guest: Petula Clark
@Bobby sings, "Killing me softly with her song "&"All my loving"
with Petula Clark.Petula sings, ""Ease on down the road""Give
me a smile".
#18 Guest: Freddy Fender
Freddy singshSecret loveh
Bobby singshEvfry day of my lifeh&hOur day will comeh
#19 Guest : George Gobel
Bobby singshOh, babe what would you sayhhPaloma blancah& gAnd I love you soh
#20 Guest: Anne Murray
#21 Guest: David Brenner
Bobby plyas sax on gGo go goh and singshWhat a fiffference a day madeh &hWhere do I begin
#22 Guest: Hank Garcia, Mousey Garner
Bobby sings gYou gotta troublehhOnly youh & gMy melody of loveh
#23 Guest : Don Rickles see above
#24 Guest: Bob Keeshan, Gabriel Kaplen, Wolfman Jack & Bill Macy
Bobby sings gPeter Paul & Maryhmedley, gI only have eyes for youh& Blue velvet#
#25 Guest: The Spinners
#26 Guest Donna Fargo & Hank Garcia
Sept. 21, 1976 Guest; Dion & Teresa Brewer
@Bobby sings, "Roses are red""Make your own kind of music".Dion does "
Runaround Sue" & "Teenager in love" with Bobby.Teresa sings, "Sweet old
# 28 Guest: Karen Black,
Bobby sings gWill you still love me tomorrowh
Karen singshLonely nowh
Bobby & Karen singhHere comes the showboathhWaiting for the Robert E. Leeh
#29 Guest: Lanie Kazan
Lanie sings gI feel a songh
Bobby singsh Higher & higherhhLemondrops lollipops & sunbeamsh&hPlease love me foreverh
#30 Guest: Joanie Sommers
#31 Guest: The Spinners, Arte Johnson
Bobby singshI got the music in me&hWaltz medleyh
Spinners singhGames people playh and Bobby joins with gOver the mountainh
#32 Guest: Carol Lawrence &
Bobby sings gTherefs a kind of hushh&hIt was a very good yearh
Carol singshFriend of the fatherh
#33 iNov.2, 1976jf F@Ethel Merman@
Bobby sings gTherefs no business like show businesshhMy melody of loveh
Ethel singshAlexanderfs ragtime bandh
Episodes #34 Apr. 5, 1977 Guest: Paul Williams
@Bobby sings, "I won't last a day without you""Moonlight serenade"
Paul sings, "Don't call it love".
Episodes #35 Guest: Ruth Buzzi
Bobby singshCountry roadhhSilly love songhhI write the songsh & gSealed with a kissh
Episodes #36 Guest: Lynn Anderson & Jackie Kehane
Bobby sings gStand by your manhhBlue velveth&hTravellinf bandh
Episode #37 Guest: Norm Crosby
Bobby singshRose gardenhhPersonalityhhMy funny Valentineh& gBlue on blueh
Episodes #38 Guest: Adrienne Barbeau &
Bobby singshNever my loveh
Adrienne singshBargain storeh
Bobby & Adrienne sing gEverybody loves a lover
dsodes #39 Guest: Donna Summer & John Byner
Bobby singshI wanto to hold your handh& gItfs all in the gameh
Donna singshCould this be magich
Episodes #40 Guest: Joanie Sommers, Henny Youngman & John Byner
Bobby sings gYou are the sunshine of my lifeh&hMy special angelh
Joanie singshSwearinf to Godh
Bobby & Joanie sings wuthhJoanie get angryh
Episodes #41 Guest: Rene Simard, Murray Langston, Arte Johnson,
Bobby singshBit I dohand does gBog band medleyh
Episodes #42 Guest: Arte Johnsin & Hank Garcia
Bobby singsh A Goodman is hard to findh&hProud Maryh
Episodes #43 Guest: Phillis Diller, Rene Simard & Gabriel Kaplan
Bobby sings, gThose were the daysh& gI believeh
Rene singshItfs a miracleh
Episodes #44 Guest: Anne Murray & Henny Youngman
Bobby singshMack the knifeh&hGames people playh
Anne does gGolden oldiesh
Bobby & Anne duet withhLet it be meh
Episodes # 45 Guest: Lesley Gore & John Byner
Bobby singshLove me tenderh&hCryingh
Leslie singshImmortalityhhItfs my partyh& gSunshine lollipops & rainbowsh
Episodes #46 Guest: Barbi Benton, Henny Youngman & Foster Brooks
Bobby singsh Eight days a weekh&hHave I told you lately that I love youh
Barbi sings, #Staying powerhh
Guest: Gloria Loring,
Gloria singshWill you love me tomorrowh
Bobby sings gDidnft weh
Bobby & Gloria sinshBreaking up is hard to doh
Episodes #48 Guest: Freda Payne &
Bobby sings gTop of the worldh& gHurth
Freda singshLook what I foundh
Third season(Sept. 19, 1977)At 7 P.M.(Monday)
Episodes #49 Guest: Eli Wallach
Episodes #50 Sept. 26, 1977
Guest: Ren Woods & Fred Travalena
@Bobby sings, "Sir Duke""Blue on blue" & "Roses are red".
Ren sings, "Dancing Queen" & "You are my sunshine".
Episodes #51 Oct. 3, 1977 Guest:
@Bobby sings, "Strike up the band for love""All my todays" & big band medley
Episodes #52 Guests: Phillis Diller, & Shawne Jackson
Shawne singshI wanna be where you areh
Shawne & Bobby singhDelta dawnh
Bobby singshYou donft have to be a starh& gHold me thrill me kiss meh
gGonna fly nowhin all member
Episodes #53 Guest: Gloria Kaye& Tom Bresh
Bobby singshWhat I did for loveh & Al Jolson medley
Gloris aingshFresh out of loveh
Episodes #54 Guest: Gordie Tapp
Bobby singshIfve got the music in mehhYou donft have to be a starhhSealed with a kissh
gOnly love can break a heart g& gI love how you love meh
Gordie & Bobby do gThatfs amoreh
Oct. 31, 1977 Guest: Liz Torres, Trudy Young & Rosemary Radcliffe"
@Bobby sngs, "Do you wanna dance""You don't have to be a star".Liz does
"But the world goes round"
@Episodes #56 Guest: Phoebe Snow
Bobby singshItfs so easyhand Sam Cooke medley
Phoebe singsh Never letting goh& gLove makes a womanh
Episodes #57 Guest: Milton Berle & Shirley Eikhart
Bobby singshNobody does it betterh& gI just want to be your everythingh
Shirley singshDonft let me downh
Production number; Tribute to Nat King Cole
Episodes #58 Guest: Rita Moreno & Pat Cooper
Rita dances to gOn the sunny side of the streeth
Bobby & Rita singhHelp me make it through the nighth&Big band medley
Also a tribute to Elvis Presley
Episodes #59 Guest: Mary MacGregor & Irwin Corey
Mary & Bobby duet on gProud MaryhhBig band medley: South of the border etc.
Bobby singshToo fat polkah
Episodes #60 Guest: Barbara Mandrell & Willie Tyler & Lester
Barbar sings, gLet your love flowh&hHold meh
Bobby simngshHigher & higherhhLove is the reasonh& gOb-La-Di,Ob-La-Dah
Episodes #61 Guest: Pat Cooper , Arte Johnson & Susan Jacks
Bobby sings, gSplish splashh& gSave your kisses for meh
Episodes #62 Guest: Larry Storch & Elaine Overholdt
Elaine sings,hSome enchanted eveningh
Bobby singshhEverything is beautifulhh
Episodes #63 Guest: Patsy Gallant & Rip
Patsy singshSugar Daddyh
Bobby singshLove makes everything betterh
Jan. 2, 1978 Guest: Abbe Lane & Michael Rapport
@ Abbe singshPuttinf on the Ritzh & gThey canft take that away from meh
Bobby sings, "You light up my
life"&"All my loving"with
Abbe salutes Maurice Chavalier, Fred Astaire & Al Jolson
Episodes #65 Guest: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr
Marilyn & Billy singhWonderfulh& gThe two of ush
Bobby, Marilyn and Billy do gYou donft have to be a starh
Bobby joins Marilyn & Billy for a Ray Charles medley: Hit the road, Jack/I canft stop
Lovinf you & whatfd I sayh
Jan. 16, 1978 Guest: Anne Murray & Jay Leno
@Bobby sings, "International medley"& "Don't go breaking my heart"
"Afternoon delight" with Anne.
Episodes #67 Guest: Kelly Garrett & Jackie Mason
Bobby singshMoreh&hBridge over troubled waterh
Kelly singshBeautiful musich
All tribute to GuyLombardo.
Episodes #68 Guest: Lanie Kazan & Skip Stephenson
Lainie singshOne fine morningh
Bobby singshStrangers in the nighthhHpw deep is your loveh&Big band medley
Eposodes #69 Guest: Marilyn Michaels & Bruce Murray
Bruce singshWho, What, When, Where, Whyh
Bobby singshPaloma BlancahhYa got troubleh&hYou donft have to be a starh
Episodes #70 Guest: Richie Havens & Denise McCann
Richie singshIt was a very good yearh&hShadow of the pasth
Denis singshTatoo manh
Bobby singshDo you wanto to danceh& Chopin medley
Episodes #71 Guest: Donna Fargo & Michael Rapport
Donna & Bobby do a country medley: gForzyh
gThe happiest girl in the whole
Bobby sings gHeh
Episodes #72 Guest: Patti Page & Steve Bluestein
Bobby sings, gLet me be thereh
Patti singshDonft make my brown eyes blueh
& a medley of her hits
Episodes #73 Guest: Gloria Loring & Tom Dreesen
Gloris singshHere you come againh
Bobby & Gloria duet with gYoufre my soul & inspirationh
Bobby sings gSweet Carolineh & gKilling me softly with her songh
Episodes #74 Guest: Sheree Jeacocke, Stephanie Taylor & Tabby Johnson
Sheree & Stephanie duet withhLove makes a womanh
Tabby singshGood timesh
Episodes #75 Apr. 3, 1978
Trini Lopez, Michael Rapport & Willie Tyler & Lester
@Bobby sings, "He""Travellin' band".Trini does a medley of "Lemon tree""If
@I had a hammer" & "La bambah
Oct. 24, 1978 Guest: Tom Bresh, Fred Travalena & Ren Woods.
Nov. 14, 1978 Guest: Tom Bresh &
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