solid gold 1981 episode guide






03 01 1981
Neil Sedaka ("Laughter in the Rain"), Debby Boone ("You Light Up My Life"), Bette Midler ("My Mother's Eyes"), Peter Allen, Stephen Bishop, The Manhattans,
John Cougar Mellencamp. 
10 01 1981
Jim Stafford ("Spiders & Snakes"), Rod Stewart ("Passion"), Billy Burnette, The Commodores, LaToya Jackson, Leo Sayer, Seals & Crofts. 
17 01 1981
The Pointer Sisters ("Could I Be Dreaming"), Billy Burnette, Teri De Sario ("All I Wanna Do"), Richie Havens ("Here Comes The Sun"),
Tierra ("Together"), The Vapors ("Turning Japanese"), and Dottie West ("Are You Happy Baby?"). Dionne Warwick ("All The Time") 
24 01 1981
Andy Gibb (Time is Time), Rick Nelson(It hasn't happened Yet), The Captain & Tenille(Do that to me One more Time),
Viola Mills(If you Could Read my Mind) & Con Funk Shun(Too Tight), the Bellamy Brothers("Do You Love as good as you look") 
31 01 1981
George Burns("Willy Won't you sing a song with me"), Chuck Berry("Maybellene"), Hall & Oates("Kiss on my List"),
Linda Clifford("Red Light"), Don Williams("I Believe in You"),  Air Supply("Every Woman in the World").
07 02 1981
Air Supply(All Out of Love), George Benson(Give me the Night), Irene Cara(Fame), Christopher Cross(Sailing),
Billy Joel(It's Still Rock N Roll to me- music video), The Pointer sisters(He's So Shy), Eddie Rabbitt(Driving My Life Away video),
Cliff Richard (Dreaming); Rolling Stones(Emotional Rescue music video), Paul Simon("Late in the Evening" video) 
14 02 1981
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers ("I've Done Enough Dying Today"), Firefall ("Staying with It"), Rupert Holmes ("Blackjack"),
Tina Turner ("Proud Mary"), ABBA, John Cougar Mellencamp, Ronnie Milsap. 
21 02 1981
Isaac Hayes ("Don't Let Go"), Gail Davies ("I'll Be There"), Rupert Holmes ("Blackjack"), Donnie Iris ("Ah, Leah"), The O’Jays ("Use ta Be My Girl"),

Phil Seymour ("Precious to Me"). 
28 02 1981
Dottie West ("Are You Happy Baby?"), Delbert McClinton ("Giving It Up for Your Love"), Fleetwood Mac ("Sara" music video),
the Pointer Sisters ("Where Did the Time Go?"), Yarborough And Peoples, Molly Hatchet ("The Rambler"), and the Statler Brothers ("In the Garden").
Dottie West & Dionne Warwick  "9 to 5." 
07 03 1981
Roberta Flack ("Killing Me Softly with His Song"), Peabo Bryson ("Love Is a Waiting Game"), Barry Manilow ("I Made It Through the Rain"),
Charlie Rich ("Are We Dreamin' the Same Dream?"), Phil Seymour ("Precious to Me"), Ray Stevens ("Take Care of Business"), the Whispers ("It's a Love Thing"). 
14 03 1981
Sister Sledge "All American Girls", Harry Chapin "Remember when the Music",Jermaine Jackson  "You like me Don't You", Leo Sayer "Living in a Fantasy".
Mickey Gilley "A headache tomorrow or a heartache tonight", Loverboy "Turn Me Loose".
21 03 1981
Smokey Robinson ("Bein' with You"), Nicolette Larson ("Ooo-Eee"), Sheena Easton ("Morning Train"), A Taste of Honey ("Sukiyaki"),
Dire Straits ("Sultans of Swing"), James Taylor and J.D. Souther ("Her Town Too"), Jim Stafford ("Cow Patti").  
28 03 1981
Andrae Crouch, Anne Murray, Andy Gibb, The Who, The Shirelles,  Don Williams, Juice Newton. 
04 04 1981
Cliff Richard ("Give A Little Bit More" and "A Little in Love"), Alabama ("Old Flame"), Badfinger ("Hold On"), Natalie Cole ("This Will Be" 1975 hit),
Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Bourgie, Bourgie"), Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio ("A Woman Needs Love"), Mel Tillis ("Southern Rain") 
12 04 1981
Aretha Franklin "Respect", Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"), Air Supply ("Lost in Love"), Tierra, Johnny Mathis, Don McLean ("Crying"),
Roseanne Cash ("Seven Year Ache"), Dionne Warwick & Aretha  "I Say a little Prayer" 
18 04 1981
Helen Reddy ("Can't Say Goodbye to You"), Hall & Oates ("Kiss on My List"), Rupert Holmes ("Him"), the Marshall Tucker Band ("This Time I Believe"),
Rufus ("Tonight We Love"), T.G. Sheppard ("I Loved 'Em Every One"), Deniece Williams ("What Two Can Do"). 
25 04 1981
Aretha Franklin ("What a Fool Believes"), Franke and the Knockouts ("Sweetheart"), The Rovers ("Wasn't That a Party"), Sister Sledge ("Next Time You'll Know"),
The Spinners ("Long Live Soul Music") 
02 05 1981
Dr. Hook ("That Didn't Hurt Too Bad"), Crystal Gayle ("Too Many Lovers"), Bobby Goldsboro ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), B.B. King ("The Thrill Is Gone"), 
the Manhattan Transfer ("The Boy from New York City") 
09 05 1981
Deborah Harry of Blondie("Call Me"), Glen Campbell ("Rhinestone Cowboy"), The Captain & Tennille ("Do That to Me One More Time"),
Dr. Hook ("When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"), Neil Sedaka ("The Hungry Years"),Chuck Berry, the Commodores 
16 05 1981
Aretha Franklin ("Respect"), Andy Gibb ("Shadow Dancing"), Gladys Knight & the Pips ("I've Got to Use My Imagination"), Johnny Mathis ("Chances Are"),
Helen Reddy ("I Am Woman"), The Statler Brothers ("Flowers on the Wall"),  B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") 
23 05 1981
Rick Nelson ("Believe What You Say"), Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), Sheena Easton ("Morning Train"), Rupert Holmes ("Escape"),
Ronnie Milsap ("Am I Losing You?"), John O'Banion ("Love You like I Never Loved Before"), Styx ("Too Much Time on My Hands") 
30 05 1981
Barry White  "Never Never Gonna Give You Up.", Gary US Bonds ("This Little Girl"), Terri Gibbs ("Somebody's Knocking"),
Pure Prairie League ("Still Right Here In My Heart"), Nicolette Larson & the Dirt Band ("Make a Little Magic"), Conway Twitty ("Rest your Love on Me"), Carl Wilson ("Hold Me"). Dionne Warwick "Reach Out For Me." 
06 06 1981
Lacy J. Dalton ("Whisper"), Rupert Holmes ("I Don't Need You"), Smokey Robinson ("Being with You"), Split Enz ("Hard Act to Follow"), James Taylor ("Hard Times"),
Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back in Town") 
13 06 1981
The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira"), Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), Christopher Cross ("Say You'll Be Mine"), Get Wet ("Just So Lonely"),
Bill Medley ("Hey, Girl"), Sister Sledge ("We Are Family"), Bill Withers ("Just the Two of Us"). 
04 07 1981
Billy Preston ("Nothing from Nothing"), A Taste of Honey ("Sukiyaki"), Dave & Sugar ("Fool by Your Side"),Juice Newton ("Queen of Hearts"),
Don McLean ("Since I Don't Have You"), Reo Speedwagon ("Don't Let Him Go"), Lee Ritenour ("Is It You?") 
11 07 1981
Jose Feliciano ("Chico and the Man" theme), Air Supply ("The One That You Love"), The Greg Kihn Band ("The Break Up Song"),
Stevie NicksTom Petty with the Heartbreakers ("Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"), Leo Sayer ("Where Did We Go Wrong?"), Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"),
Hank Williams Jr. ("Dixie on My Mind") 
18 07 1981
Stephanie Mills ("Winner"), Stanley Clarke & George Duke ("Sweet Baby"), Hall & Oates ("You Make My Dreams"), Jim Photoglo ("Fool in Love with You"),
Billy Preston ("A Change Is Going to Come"), Cliff Richard ("Devil Woman"), Dottie West ("Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"), Jose Feliciano. 
25 07 1981
Gladys Knight and the Pips ("Love Was Made for Two"), Anne Murray ("Blessed Are the Believers"), Joe Dolce ("Shaddup You Face"), Gary US Bonds ("This Little Girl"),
Firefall ("You Are the Woman"), Rick Springfield ("I've Done Everything for You"), Robbie Dupree ("Brooklyn Girls"). 
01 08 1981
Harry Chapin ("Circle"), The Manhattan Transfer ("Boy from New York City"), Delbert McClinton ("Shotgun Rider"), Charlie Rich ("You Made It Beautiful"),
Johnny Rivers ("Memphis"), Carole Bayer Sager ("Stronger than Before"), Santana ("Winning"), Holly Stanton ("Just a Little") 
08 08 1981
Mickey Gilley ("You Don't Know Me"); Razzy Bailey ("Midnight Hauler"); Robbie Dupree ("Saturday Night"), The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira").
Stephen Bishop "On and On". 
15 08 1981
 Peter Allen "I Go to Rio",  Chuck Berry ("Maybellene"), Debby Boone ("You Light Up My Life"), Smokey Robinson,
Natalie Cole, Tina Turner("Proud Mary"), Rick Nelson ("Garden Party"). 
22 08 1981
Debbie Harry, Air Supply ("Every Woman In The World"), Chuck Berry ("Maybelline"), George Burns ("Willie, Won't You Sing a Song With Me?"),
Linda Clifford ("Red Light"), Hall and Oates ("Kiss On My List"), Delbert McClinton, Don Williams ("I Believe In You").  
29 08 1981
Johnny Paycheck "Take this job and Shove It", Jim Stafford Classic Country Gold "Spiders and Snakes", Anne Murray "Could I have this Dance",
Roger Miller "Dang Me". Glen Campbell & Tanya Tucker duet "Dream Lover". Charlie Rich "Behind Closed Doors". Larry Gatlin  "All the Gold in California."
12 09 1981
Olivia Newton-John("Physical"), plus Sister Sledge ("He's Just a Runaway"), Ronnie Milsap ("There's No Getting over Me"), Mickey Gilley,
Air Supply ("Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)"), Gladys Knight and the Pips ("Midnight Train to Georgia")
19 09 1981
Mickey Gilley ("You Don't Know Me"), Robbie Patton ("Don't Give It Up"), Peaches & Herb ("Freeway"), Poco ("Widowmaker"),
Gary Wright ("Really Wanna Know You"), Kim Carnes, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Rod Stewart.
26 09 1981
Crystal Gayle ("The Woman in Me"), Adam & the Ants ("Stand & Deliver"), David Gates ("The Goodbye Girl"), Tim Goodman ("New Romeo"),
Rick James ("Super Freak"), Billy Joel ("Say Goodbye to Hollywood"), Eddie Rabbitt (interview)
03 10 1981
Victoria Principal ("All I Have To Do Is Dream" duet with Andy Gibb), The Afternoon Delights ("General HospiTale"), Chuck Berry ("Roll Over Beethoven"),
Novo Combo ("Up Periscope"), Poco ("Widowmaker"), Charley Pride ("Never Been So Loved in All My Life"), The Rolling Stones ("Start Me Up" music video), Stacey Lattisaw.
10 10 1981
Cliff Richard ("Wired for Sound"), Billy Idol ("Mony Mony"), Eddie Rabbitt ("Step by Step"), Kool & the Gang, Albert Hammond,
 Little River Band ("The Night Owls"), Johnny Lee.
17 10 1981
Aretha Franklin and George Benson ("Love All The Hurt Away"), Rita Coolidge ("The Closer You Get"), David Lindley ("Mercury Blues"),
 The Allman Brothers Band, James Ingram, Rita Coolidge "The Way You Do the Things You Do."
24 10 1981
A Taste of Honey ("Boogie Oogie Oogie"), Rick Springfield ("I've Done Everything for You"), Nicolette Larson("Fool Me Again"),
Conway Twitty, Balance, Carl Carlton ("She's a Bad Mama Jama"), Freddy Cannon & the Belmonts.
31 10 1981
Anne Murray ("Could I Have This Dance?"), Air Supply ("Here I Am"), Pat Benatar ("Promises in the Dark"), The Four Tops ("When She Was My Girl"),
Don McLean ("Castles in the Air"), Stevie Woods ("Steal the Night"), Danny & the Juniors ("At the Hop"), the Greg Kihn Band ("The Girl Most Likely").
07 11 1981
 Burton Cummings ("You Saved My Soul"), Sheena Easton ("For Your Eyes Only" & "Morning Train"), Journey ("Who's Cryin' Now?"),
Olivia Newton-John ("Physical"), Jerry Reed ("Patches").
14 11 1981
Crystal Gayle ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"), Rod Stewart ("Passion"), Debbie Harry ("Call Me"), The Little River Band ("Lonesome Loser"),
The Spinners ("Working My Way Back to You"), Sister Sledge, Billy Preston ("Nothing from Nothing"), Lulu.
21 11 1981
Peaches & Herb "Shake Your Groove Thing.", The Pointer Sisters "He's So Shy,", Robbie Dupree "Hot Rod Hearts." Johnny Mathis "Chances Are,",
Rick Nelson "Believe What You Say.", Marilyn McCoo "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,",The Commodores  "Easy.", Rita Coolidge "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.",
Rupert Holmes "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)".
28 11 1981
Chris Christian ("I Want You, I Need You"), Natalie Cole ("These Eyes" and "Nothin' But a Fool"), Hall & Oates ("Private Eyes"), Iron City Houserockers ("Friday Night"),
Fred Knoblock ("Memphis"), John Schneider ("Them Good Ol' Boys Are Bad"), The Spinners ("You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine").
05 12 1981
Joey Scarbury ("Believe It or Not"), The Bee Gees ("Living Eyes"), Paul Williams("Evergreen"), Alabama ("Love in the First Degree"),Curtis Mayfield and
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Big Blue Wrecking Crew ("We Are the Champions"). Andy Gibb  "Trying to Live my life without You".
12 12 1981
Melba Moore  "Take My Love.", Gladys Knight and the Pips "I Will Fight.", Rod Stewart's "Young Turks" (music video), Chilliwack "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone).",
The Bellamy Brothers do "You're My Favorite Star.", Marilyn McCoo "Oh No.", Rex Smith "Remember The Love Songs.", Wendy O'Williams and The Plasmatics
"Black Leather Monster.", Gladys Knight & Andy Gibb sing "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me."
19 12 1981
Freda Payne ("Band of Gold"), John Schneider ("Katey's Christmas Card"), Loverboy ("Working for the Weekend"),
Peaches & Herb ("Bluer than Blue"), Paul Williams ("Making Believe").