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2/15/54 The Arthur Murray Party (Guest: Johnny Ray, 15 min. show) [1686]

12/16/57 American Bandstand [543]

9/16/64 Shindig (PREMIERE) [1690]

10/7/64 Shindig (London episode featuring The Beatles and Cilla Black) [1690]
10/14/64 Shindig (Guests include Manfred Mann, The Hondells, and Adam Faith) [1690]

12/18/65 American Bandstand [544]

10/8/66 American Bandstand [543]
1/7/67 American Bandstand [544]
9/1/67 Malibu U (FINALE, guests include Dionne Warwick and Marvin Gaye) [1690]
12/30/67 American Bandstand (Guests: The Rose Garden) [1695]
2/3/68 Happening ‘68 (Guest: Strawberry Alarm Clock) [1192]
4/27/68 American Bandstand (Guests: The People, The Young Rascals) [798]
5/11/68 American Bandstand (Guest: The Collage) [677]
8/68 American Bandstand (Pt. 2 of an 11th anniversary tribute, with The American Breed guests) [1695]
9/7/68 Happening ‘68 (Guest: Wilson Pickett) [1692]
10/5/68 American Bandstand (Guests: The Iron Butterfly & Eddie Floyd) [677]
3/15/69 Happening (Guest: Tommy Roe, no commercials) [1692]
3/22/69 Happening (Guests: The Monkees) [1692]
4/19/69 Happening (Guest: David Soul, no commercials or close) [1692]
5/5/69 The Best on Record: The Grammy Awards Show (Color) [140]
1970 BBC In Concert: Elton John (22 min, edited 1996 VH1 archives broadcast with no commercials) [1628] [1641]
5/23/70 American Bandstand (Guests: Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, B/W) [798]
Taped 10/22/76 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (Studio master with national commercials and time code) [1190]
Taped 10/25/76 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (Studio master with national commercials, production company bug, and time code) [1286]
1/14/78 American Bandstand [900]
5/7/78 Elvis In Concert (RPT, OAD 10/3/77) [633]
11/4/78 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (first 35 min, low audio) [1155]
1/6/79 American Bandstand (Guest: The Village People) [1694]
2/9/79 Heroes of Rock ‘n Roll (2 hr. special, one of the first documentaries about rock music) [1108]
2/10/79 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert/WNBC Cinema 4 late movie: Screw Up (1967, first 30 min.) [1343]
9/26/80 Midnight Special (guests: Irene Cara, Benny Mardenes, Chevy Chase) [1196]
10/30/80 Midnight Special (guests: Olivia Newton-John, Cliff Richard, The Manhattans, The Tubes) [1196]
11/22/80 Dance Fever (Guests: The Temptations) [1324]
12/20/80 American Bandstand (guests: Connie Francis, Billy Burnette) [1320]

 

12/27/80 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (RPT, OAD 2/16/80) [1756]

4/4/81 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (RPT, OAD 9/27/80) [1755] 

8/1/81 MTV (first four hours) [331] [332] [701]

8/15/81 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (RPT, OAD 4/19/80, fair video quality) [1345]

11/6/81 Portrait of a Legend: Kenny Rogers [1351]

11/21/81 America’s Top 10 (last 17 min.) [874]

11/28/81 MTV footage (VJ: Mark Goodman, 1 hr. 12 min.) [513]

11/29/81 MTV footage (VJ: Martha Quinn, 2 hr, 44 min.) [513] [1608]

3/6/82 Down Home Country Music (Airdate based on WHYY airing, includes pledge breaks) [540] [558] [559]

3/13/82 American Bandstand (guest: Sheena Easton) [1320]

4/1/82 MTV presents: The News That Rocked ‘81 (33 min, broadcast master with no commercials) [514]

4/10/82 2nd Annual Country Comes Home (A CBS Special, missing last 10 min.) [559]

4/12/82 MTV (1 hr.) [523]
6/16/82 MTV (6 hrs, has time code at bottom) [1328]
7/4/82 MTV (1 hr.) [1391]
8/1/82 MTV (2 hrs.) [262]
9/3/82 MTV vidcheck (6 hrs 10 min.) [1609] [1610] [1611]
10/16/82 American Bandstand (special Daryl Hall & John Oates episode) [909]
10/28/82 MTV (44 min, VJ: Mark Goodman) [997]
11/5/82 MTV (1 hr.) [628]
12/7/82 Johnny Cash’s Merry Memphis Christmas [1789]
12/8/82 Ray Charles at Constitution Hall [1789]
12/31/82 MTV’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Rock n’ Roll Ball (2 hrs 42 min, missing around 50 minutes including the ringing in of 1983 for the Central Time Zone and the last 15 minutes. Features all five original Vjs and live performances by Duran Duran, The Producers, and A Flock of Seagulls!) [912] [913]
1/1/83 American Bandstand (Guest: Adam Ant) [1694]
1/29/83 MTV (1 hr. 57 min. VJ: J.J. Jackson) [685]
4/16/83 Rock 'n Roll Tonight (last 20 min.) [1366]
5/7/83 American Bandstand [1521]
5/16-17/83 MTV (2 hrs, 46 min.) [626]
7/17/83 MTV (3 hrs.) [160] [161] [162]
8/6/83 Rock ‘n Roll Tonite (first 33 min, sort of a short-lived successor to Don Kirshner, features Quiet Riot and Molly Hatchet, RPT, OAD 4/16/83) [1155] [1156]
9/3/83 Journey In Concert (RPT, OAD 11/5/81)/MTV (1 hr. 50 min.) [627]

10/10/83 17th CMA Awards [292] [293]

10/28/83 Friday Night Videos [1100]

11/2/83 MTV (3 hrs.) [1591] [1592]

12/2/83 Another Evening with The Statler Brothers: Heroes, Legends & Friends (intro/some commercials cut) [292]

1/8/84 MTV (2 hrs.) [805]

2/28/84 The 26th Grammy Awards (partial, 2 hrs. total, some commercials) [973] [974]

3/10/84 WHYY block: The Best Of Live From The Grand Ole Opry/Country Memories with Willie Nelson [349] [350] [351]

3/14/84 MTV (31 min, mostly from Basement Tapes, a couple commercials) [1438]

4/21/84 American Bandstand (broadcast feed with no commercial ads) [1521]

5/3/84 4th Annual Country Comes Home (A CBS Special) [561] [562]

5/14/84 MTV (1 hr. 9 min.) [1588]

6/24/84 MTV (6 hrs.) [1382] [1383] [1384]

8/27/84 MTV (1 hr.) [1594]

10/4/84 MTV (40 min.) [181]

10/27/84 Wembley Music Festival: Country Goes to England (airdate based on WPHL airing) [347] [348] 

10/31/84 MTV (3 hrs, no commercials, Elvira hosts this special Halloween edition [706] [707] 

12/7/84 Johnny Cash Christmas on the Road [1789] [1790]

12/14/84 MTV Sunday Special: MTV Extra- Robert Palmer/Paul McCartney/Bruce Springsteen/MTV videos (1 hr.) [438] [439] 

12/21/84 MTV (1 hr. 53 min.) [1804]

12/25/84 MTV (50 min, VJ: Dee Snider, no commercials) [998]

1985 MTV: Metal Mania (Guest: Dee Snyder, 1 hr, no commercials) [1003]

1/1/85 MTV (1 hr. 50 min, VH1 launched that same day) [1597]

1/16/85 MTV (2 ½ hours) [144] [145]

4/5/85 Friday Night Videos (Guests: The Commodores, missing last few min.) [441]

5/3/85 MTV Top 20 Video Countdown [1636]

5/6/85 20th Academy of Country Music Awards (no commercials) [1379]

6/7/85 USA Night Flight footage: 4th Anniversary Show (43 min, all vintage videos!) [760]

6/16/85 MTV (2 hr. 20 min.) [1590]

7/13/85 MTV Live Aid coverage (6 hrs 20 min, consists of the following performers in order: Black Sabbath, Run-D.M.C., Sting, Phil Collins, REO Speedwagon, Bryan Ferry, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, U2, The Beach Boys, Dire Straits, Albert Collins, George Thorogood, Queen, Chevy Chase, Mick Jagger & David Bowie, Simple Minds, Elton John, Bette Middler introducing Madonna, Paul McCartney & Band Aid, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Kenny Loggins, The Cars, Duran Duran/The Power Station, plus post-concert wrap-up with appearances by Paul Young and Teddy Pendergrass. Coverage focuses on late morning/early afternoon, late afternoon, and a small portion of the evening and includes VJ commentary segments and some commercials. A must for the classic MTV fan! [698] [699] [700]

8/2/85 Friday Night Videos (VJ: Julian Lennon, missing first 9 min.) [363] [364]

8/10/85 MTV videos (5 hrs, has time code throughout at bottom)/MTV Saturday Night Concerts: Katrina and the Waves/Nik Kershaw: Live at The Ritz [705]

9/13/85 MTV 2nd Annual Video Music Awards Pre-Show/MTV 2nd Annual Music Video Awards (3 hrs, 15 min. total) [667] [668]

9/22/85 Farm Aid [390] [391]

10/3/85 MTV footage (1 hr. 45 min, mostly from the early evening hours, most commercials) [644] [645]

10/11/85 Friday Night Videos (first 23 min.) [1215]

10/14/85 19th Annual Country Music Awards (no commercials) [1379] [1380]

10/21/85 MTV (4 hr. 37 min.) [1606] [1607]

10/27/85 MTV Sunday Special: Liner Notes [363]

11/13/85 MTV footage include The Making of Sun City Liner Notes special (55 min.) [498]

11/15/85 Friday Night Videos [488]
11/17/85 MTV footage (25 min.) [449]
11/19/85 We Are The World: A Year of Giving (1 hr. special) [1166] [1167]
12/1/85 American Bandstand’s 33 1/3 Celebration special (missing first few seconds) [903] [904] [905]

12/7/85 John Lennon Remembered [440]

12/7/85 USA Night Flight footage (2 hrs.) [1023] [1024]

12/8/85 MTV Footage (39 min, two segments from the same hour about 20 minutes each) [422] [423]

12/8/85 MTV Footage (30 min, different from above) [440] [441] 

12/8/85 MTV footage (90 min, different from those above on the same day) [616]
12/10/85 Johnny Cash 10th Anniversary Christmas Special [1791]
12/15/85 America’s Top 10 (Christmas special) [1097] [1098]
1/14/86 The Grand Ole Opry 60th Anniversary Special (first hour) [780]
1/19/86 Casey Kasem Presents Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die (last 20 min.) [842]
1/25/86 Rocker ‘85 (2-hour year end special hosted by Kenny Loggins and Paula Yates on the year 1985 in music, airdate based on WSTG Providence airing, earliest known airdate: 1/7/86 on WPIX) [1042] [1043]

1/27/86 American Music Awards [358] [359] [360]

1/30/86 MTV (2 hrs) [175]

2/9/86 WCAU Channel 10 Philadelphia presents: The Best of the String Bands from the 1986 Mummers' Parade (missing credits) [294]

2/10/86 MTV New Music Hour clips (20 min.) [364]

2/13/86 The Academy of Country Music’s 20th Anniversary Reunion [391]

2/25/86 28th Grammy Awards [360] [361] [362]

2/28/86 Solid Gold Countdown ‘85 [508] [509]

3/15/86 USA Night Flight footage (Featuring the 1981 Rock For Kampuchea concert and music videos of 1967, 2 hr. 2 min. total) [1626] [1627]

4/14/86 21st CMA Awards [490] [491]
4/19/86 MTV footage (37 min.) [580]
4/25/86 Night Flight (1 hr. 30 min, features Fallopia) [725] [726]
4/26/86 Solid Gold [474]
4/27/86 120 Minutes (2 hrs.) [1403]

5/3/86 MTV Top 20 Countdown (last 45 min.) [496]

5/4/86 MTV Sunday Special: I Was A Teenage Monkee [664]

5/10/86 Solid Gold [1698]

5/18/86 MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Wrap-Up (53 min.) [1313]

5/18/86 MTV: International Music and Media Convention (IMMC) Awards from Monteux (2 ½ hours, missing just a few seconds during Billy Ocean’s “There’ll Be Sad Songs”) [1620] [1621]

5/22/86 MTV footage (90 min, somewhat dark video quality) [742] [743]

5/23/86 MTV footage (2 hrs, somewhat dark video) [743] [744]

6/1/86 MTV special- In My Life: The John Lennon File/MTV videos (31 min.) [1261] [1262]

6/14/86 Hit Makers ‘86 (a 2 hour music video show featuring some recent hits along with a few classics) [947] [948]

6/14/86 USA Night Flight Footage (1 hr, mostly classic rock-themed) [1487]

7/12/86 Solid Gold [401] [402]
7/20/86 MTV (34 min.) [1228]
7/22/86 MTV/VH1 sampler (23 min, includes some commercials) [1587]
9/5/86 3rd MTV Video Music Awards [1446] [1447] 
9/13/86 The Rock ‘n Roll Evening News (PREMIERE, first 15 min. only) [1616]
9/20/86 The Rock ‘n Roll Evening News/Cover Story: Paul McCartney [1493] [1494]
9/26/86 Night Flight (1 hr 6 min., features Zbiginew Rybczynski) [367]
9/28/86 HBO Presents: A ‘60s Reunion: A Night At The Filmore/The Prince’s All-Star Trust Rock Concert preview [1615] [1616]
10/17/86 Rock and Roll Evening News/Night Flight (vintage videos, 1 hr.) [1038]
11/1/86 The Rock ‘n Roll Evening News (first 30 min.) [1477]
11/12/86 MTV Midweek Concert: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1 hr. 40 min, taped 8/6 & 8/7/85) [1606]
11/14/86 The 1986 New Music Awards/Rock and Roll Evening News (first 30 min, no commercials) [1013] [1014]
11/19/86 MTV midweek concert: Genesis Live (RPT, OAD 2/84, 1 hr. 36 min.) [1589]
11/21/86 MTV (2 hrs, VJ Martha Quinn, from “Friday Night Party Zone” block) [996]
11/22/86 Dance Fever (Guests: Sweethearts of the Rodeo, missing last few min.) [1324]

11/28/86 My Home's In Alabama (CBS Special) [298]

12/4/86 MTV footage including Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes (56 min. total) [843] [844]

12/10/86 An MTV special concert: Heart Beat ‘86 from Birmingham, UK (1 hr. 17 min.) [1158] [1159]

12/18/86 MTV vidcheck (32 min.) [1116]

12/20/86 USA Night Flight footage (30 min. block of Christmas videos) [1121]

12/22/86 1986 Motreux Xmas Rock Special [1122] [1123]

12/26/86 Friday Night Videos (RPT of 3rd Anniversary Special, OAD 9/19/86)/Dancin’ To The Hits [968] [969]

12/27/86 Solid Gold (Rerun of 7th Season premiere, OAD 9/13/86) [1066]

1/1/87 A Night With Lou Reed At The Bottom Line (WNEV special New Year’s night airing, taped 2/83) [1512]

1/3/87 The Rock ‘n Roll Evening News [844]

1/3/87 Nick Rocks [862]

1/31/87 Nick Rocks [439]

2/2/87 MTV (20 min.) [439]

3/7/87 MTV (5 hrs). [190] [191] [192]

3/27/87 Friday Night Videos (Guests: Jesse Ventura and “Mean Gene” Okerlund) [1184]

4/4/87 MTV (47 min, mostly Fleetwood Mac related) [1588]

4/10/87 VH1 footage (Beatles A to Z weekend, intermittently recorded but contains many commercial breaks (1 hr. 20 min.) [1296] [1297]

4/11/87 VH1 footage (Beatles A to Z weekend, intermittently recorded but contains many commercial breaks (2 hr. 10 min.) [1297] [1298]

4/25/87 MTV Headbangers’ Ball (Guests: Howard Stern, Leslie West, 2 hrs.) [1004]

5/23/87 MTV Headbangers Ball (Guest: Wendy O. Williams) [1208]

5/31/87 MTV (38 min, includes the last two songs of the Top 20 Video Countdown) [1604]

6/8/87 MTV (46 min.) [1604]

6/12/87 A&E's coverage of the Montreux Rock Festival (2 half-hour episodes, featuring Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, The Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, OMD, Julian Lennon, ELO , and Eurythmics) [1311]

7/20/87 Nick Rocks [1052]

7/25/87 MTV Headbangers Ball (Host: Dee Snider, no commercials) [1207]

7/27/87 Nick Rocks (no closing) [1051]

9/4/87 Friday Night Videos [1659]

9/5/87 American Bandstand (Final ABC episode, ½ hour) [1520]
9/11/87 Friday Night Videos (somewhat blurry video quality, missing last couple min.) [1660] 
9/25/87 Top Of The Pops (US PREMIERE)/Friday Night Videos [1660] [1661]

9/27/87 MTV 120 Minutes [1605]

9/28/87 MTV vidcheck (30 min.) [1605]

10/30/87 Friday Night Videos (host: Elvira) [1287]

11/20/87 Friday Night Videos (Hosts: Janeson Bateman, Barry Sobel) [1748]
11/27/87 Friday Night Videos (Hosts: Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Gene Okellund, Elizabeth) [1749]
12/10/87 Dial MTV (partial, 30 min.) [226]
12/11/87 Friday Night Videos (Hosts: Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito) [1749]
12/18/87 Friday Night Videos (Hosts: Judy Tenuta, Emo Philips, Christmas episode) [1749] [1750]
12/31/87 MTV Top 100 Video Countdown and Countdown to ‘88 New Year’s Eve Special (5 hrs. 10 min, total, countdown starts at #43 and New Year’s special ends about a minute into 1988) [702] [703] [704]
1988 Duran Duran Working For The Skin Trade Concert (VHS, 57 min.) [913]
1/1/88 VH1 1987 Year In Review (5 hrs, features numerous interviews, a Top 40 yearly video countdown, and lots of movie and music news) [1709] [1710] [1711]
1/1/88 Friday Night Videos [957]
1/2/88 America’s Top 10 (last 8 min.) [227]
1/2/88 MTV 1987: The Year In Rock [563] [564]
1/9/88 MTV Week In Rock (first 17 min.) [957] [958]
1/30/88 MTV Week in Rock [745]
2/27/88 MTV Week In Rock [858]
3/12/88 MTV Week in Rock [471]
3/16/88 MTV (2 hrs, VJ Carolyne Heldman) [997]
3/19/88 MTV Week In Rock [836]
4/2/88 MTV Week In Rock (first 12 min.) [770]
4/16/88 MTV Week In Rock (16 min. mid-episode) [825]
4/29/88 Friday Night Videos (Michael Jackson special) [1070]
5/88 MTV clips (22 min.) [219]
5/20/88 VH1 (2 hr. 57 min.) [1162] [1163]
5/20/88 Friday Night Videos (Vjs: Ron Howard, Warwick Davis) [1402]
6/4/88 Solid Gold (S8E24, first 9 min., partial intro) [1218]
6/11/88 Freedom Fest: A Concert For Nelson Mandela (5 hrs.)/USA Tonight [1474] [1475] [1476]
6/24/88 Friday Night Videos (hosts: Gallagher and La Toya Jackson) [1287]
6/25/88 MTV Week In Rock [725]
7/22/88 Friday Night Videos (Guests: Judy Tenuta, Emo Phillips) [1720]
8/20/88 MTV: VJ Julie Brown (30 min.)/Freddy Kreuger Hour: A Nightmare On Elm Street 4/Headbangers’ Ball (first 30 min.) [229]
9/2/88 MTV (2 hr. 35 min.) [1593]
9/3/88 MTV Headbangers’ Ball (Guests: Guns N’ Roses) [1009]
9/17/88 MTV Week In Rock (first 21 min.) [758] [759]
10/1/88 MTV Week In Rock [762] 
10/5/88 VH1 videos (30 min.) [660]
10/6 & 10/7/88 VH1 mishmash (31 min, a few commercials and some John Lennon Weekend footage) [1704]

10/8/88 MTV The Big Picture [830]

10/9/88 MTV John Lennon’s birthday footage (11 hr. 40 min. total, includes 1 hr. 48 min of videos, the Top 20 Countdown, Week In Rock, 6 hr. 20 min of more videos, a special John Lennon hour, and 6 more minutes of footage, a few sections with brief skips of around a minute, but otherwise nearly continuous coverage) [532 through 537]

10/9/88 VH1 footage (20 min.) [538]

10/15/88 MTV footage (54 min.) [304]

10/16/88 MTV Week in Rock (last 18 min.) [538]

12/4/88 MTV Week In Rock [855]

12/10/88 MTV News: The Week In Rock (last 19 min.) [448]
12/10/88 MTV Presents: The Story of the Who [434]
12/11/88 A Rock ‘n Roll Christmas [447]
12/24/88 MTV Week In Rock [951] [952]
12/24/88 MTV Headbangers Ball (Guest: Ozzy Osbourne, Christmas episode) [1010]
12/30/88 USA Night Flight footage (26 min.) [434]
12/31/88 MTV Top 100 Videos of 1988 countdown (first 6 hrs, ends after song #43, some brief freezing problems around song #90) [1398] [1399] [1400]
1989 MTV Rockumentary: Poison (early 1991 RPT, no commercials) [1545] [1546]
1/13/89 Friday Night Videos (VJ: Sinbad) [1402]
1/27/89 MTV Top 20 Video Countdown [1603]
1/28/89 MTV Week In Rock [870]
2/3/89 Friday Night Videos [1634]
3/18/89 MTV Week in Rock (first 21 min.) [467]
4/10/89 24th Academy of Country Music Awards [1453] 
4/14/89 MTV The Week In Rock/Just Say Julie [1404]
4/22/89 VH1 footage (21 min.)/MTV Week In Rock [570] [571]
5/8/89 VH1 footage (63 min.) [571] [572]
5/27/89 Headbangers Ball [1211]
Late May/early June 1989 MTV Classic on MTV Japan (VJ: Martha Quinn, 1 hr. 54 min.) [1684]
6/18/89 MTV (1 hr. 33 min.) [1401]
6/24/89 MTV Week in Rock [566]
7/10/89 VH1 Entertainment Watch clips (7 min.) [1724]
7/30/89 MTV Week in Rock (first 23 min.) [714]
8/20/89 MTV Week In Rock (missing first few min.) [1254] [1255]
8/20/89 MTV Rockumentary: Roy Orbison [1477] [1478]
8/26/89 MTV Week In Rock [1478]
9/89 Sony Music TV (1 hr. 32 min., Japanese music video channel with English-speaking artists)/Pure Rock KNAC 105.5 (42 min, Japan-based music channel) [1622] [1623] 
9/22/89 Friday Night Videos (last 48 min.) [1634]
12/11/89 MTV videos (2 hrs. 10 min, including #25-#21 the Hard 30 of ‘89 countdown)/Yo! MTV Raps/ Club MTV/Dial MTV (first 50 min.) [546]
12/17/89 MTV: Decade 1980-1989 (no commercials) [407]