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DIANA ROSS   TV-GRAPHY


THE SUPREMES  -  1964
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Shows or songs officially released on videotape, laserdisc, DVD... are marked with (*). Those that surfaced only unofficially are marked with (**)
Note: none of the videos linked to this page (nor any of the TVgraphy) have been posted by me.
Show:    THE MOTORTOWN REVUE (**)
Taping date:
 June 1963
Air date:
not aired
Country:
USA
Channel:
-
b&w/color:
b&w

Program: Motortown Revue at the Apollo

The Supremes: My Heart Can't Take It No More
and with the entire cast at the end of the show.

Note: not actually a TV show but the earliest (if not the first) live footage of the Supremes.

Show:    TEEN TOWN
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 between November 1963 and February 1964 (most probably at the beginning of 1964)
Country:
Canada / Windsor, Ontario
Channel:
  CKLW-TV Channel 9 (local Detroit channel)
b&w/color:
 b&w
Program:  Host: Robin Seymour
- When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes

Note: the only mention yet found of this early TV show is Robin Seymour's interview of the Supremes on the TV show "Swingin' Time - Salute To The Supremes" (January 22, 1966): "We remember first meeting you girls, of course, when you were on our show a couple of years ago with "When the lovelight shines...".
Show:    SATURDAY DATE
Taping date:
 August 1964 (most probably)
Air date:
 August (most probably - exact date unknown)
Country:
Canada (Ottawa local show)
Channel:
-
b&w/color:
b&w

Program: Host: Peter Jennings or John Pozer

Interview of the Supremes.
The Supremese also most probably performed (and then it was most probably "Where Did Our Love Go").

Note: broadcast at the time "Where Did Our Love Go" was #1, so around August 22.

Click here for an extract (the Supremes appear at 22'36")
Show:    STEVE ALLEN SHOW
Taping date:
 September 24, 1964
Air date:
October 7, 1964
Country:
USA
Channel:
-
b&w/color:
b&w
Location: the Steve Allen Playhouse in Hollywood
Program: Host: Steve Allen

The Supremes:
- Where Did Our Love Go (*)
- I Am Woman

The Supremes also receive the Billboard N°1 award for "Where Did Our Love Go" (pictures).
Show:    THE LLOYD THAXTON SHOW
Taping date:
 September (probably between 21 & 25), 1964 in Hollywood
Air date:
exact date unknown (probably aired live)
Country:
USA (local LA show)
Channel:
KCOP-TV / Channel 13 (5 to 6 p.m)
b&w/color:
b&w

Program: Host: Lloyd Thaxton

Song(s) by the Supremes unknown, most probably "Where Did Our Love Go" (and maybe "Baby Love" as this single was release on September 17) + interview.

Note: the tapes of the Lloyd Thaxton Shows still exist. Lloyd Thaxton planned and tried to release DVDs of his show. Unfortunately he passed away in 2008 before his project came to reality. It’s up to his heirs now…
Show:    9th STREET WEST
Taping date:
 probably beween September 24 & Oct 5, 1964
Air date:
aired live
Country:
USA (local LA show)
Channel:
KHJ TV
b&w/color:
-

Program: Host: Sam Riddle
Guests: 1) Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, 
             2) Mike Clifford, the Supremes
(1 & 2 might be the guests of two different shows)

Note: this show was broadcast live 5 days a week and was not recorded, which means that no show survived.

(see Unknown #3 for possible pictures)

Show:    TOP OF THE POPS
Taping date:
 October 7 or 8, 1964
Air date:
 October 8, 1964
Country:
UK 
Channel:
 BBC
b&w/color:
b&w

Program:  
The Supremes: Baby Love (*)

Note: the Supremes segment was re-aired on October 15, 1964, November 12 & 26, 1964 and on Christmas Eve 1964 (in “Top Of the Pops ‘64”).
Show:    READY STEADY GO
Taping date:
 October (9?), 1964
Air date:
 October 9, 1964
Country:
UK 
Channel:
 ITV
b&w/color:
b&w
Location: Television House, on Kingsway in London
Program:  Host: Keith Fordyce
- The Supremes: Baby Love, Where Did our Love Go
- Dave Clark Five
- The Honeycombs
- Manfred Mann
- The Poets
- The Rockin' Berries
(click for pictures of the Supremes with Dave Clark Five on the set)
Show:    OPEN HOUSE
Taping date:
 October, 1964
Air date:
 October 10, 1964
Country:
UK 
Channel:
 BBC2
b&w/color:
b&w

Program: Hosts: Gay Byrne & Peter Haigh 
Guests: Anita Harris, Vince Hill, Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton, The Supremes, Voomins, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra, Arthur Garratt

Show:    THE EAMONN ANDREWS SHOW
Taping date:
 October, 1964
Air date:
 October 11, 1964
Country:
UK 
Channel:
 ABC Weekend Television
b&w/color:
b&w

Program: Host: Eamonn Andrews 
Guests: Petula Clark, Harry H. Corbett, Earl of Arran, Laurence Harvey, Ted Ray, The Supremes.

The black & white pictures are from a concert tour book of 1965. The photo on the left is credited as the Supremes meeting actor Laurence Harvey on the Eamonn Andrews show. They wear the same outfits and the same wigs than on the two other pictures. Note the white kind of podium on the color picture that is also on the other side of the group on the photo on the right.
Show:    SNIP & SNAP REVUE
Taping date:
 October 14, 1964 (Wednesday)
Air date:
 a Sunday, between mid October and Christmas 1964
Country:
The Netherlands, in Amsterdam 
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
b&w
Location:
 Koninklijk Theater Carré (aka Carré Amsterdam)
Program:  
The Supremes:
Baby Love (*)
- When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (*)
- Let Me Go The Right Way
(*)
- Where Did Our Love Go
- Run, Run, Run
(+ Ask Any Girl, according to Billboard Nov 28, 1964 issue)
Note: sung live to backing tracks.
Rehearsal photos:
Show:    THANK YOUR LUCKY STAR
Taping date:
 between October 7 & 15, 1964
Air date:
 October 17, 1964 at 5:50 p.m.
Country:
UK
Channel:
 ABC-UK
b&w/color:
-
Program: Host: Brian Matthew
Guests: Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs, The Supremes, The Gonks, Tommy Quickly, and Mike Berry.


(see Unknown TV show #1 for possible pictures)
Show:    THE T.A.M.I. SHOW (*)
Taping date:
 October 28 & 29, 1964
Air date:
 - (premiered in LA on November 14, released in theaters on December 29, 1964)
Country:
USA
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
b&w
Location:  Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Opening credits:
Rehearsal and backstage photos:
Show:    SHINDIG!
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 November 18, 1964
Country:
USA
Channel:
 ABC
b&w/color:
b&w
Program: Host: Jimmy O'Neil
- Baby Love (*)
- Come See About Me (*)
- The Supremes can be seen at the end of the last song of the show: the Righteous Brothers "Little Latin Lupe Lu" (**)
Baby Love:
Come See About Me:
Show:    THE CLAY COLE SHOW
Taping date:
 October-December 1964
Air date:
 October-December 1964 (Saturdays)
Country:
USA (New York TV show)
Channel:
 WPIX (channel 11)
b&w/color:
-
Program:  Host: Clay Cole

Note: the only trace found of the Supremes on this TV show is in the booklet of the DVD "The Supremes - Reflections: The Definitive Performances 1964-1969".

The tapes of the show were re-used so almost none survived.
Show:    TELEVISUM
Taping date:
 (October 15, 1964)
Air date:
 December 02, 1964
Country:
Belgium, in Brussels
Channel:
 BRT
b&w/color:
b&w
Program:  

Note: The Supremes recorded a TV show in Brussels (Belgium) which was most probably recorded on October 15. According to the Belgium magazines JukeBox (n°99, December 1964 issue) and  "Telepro" (n°560 with Florence Ballard on cover) the TV show recorded on October 15 is likely the one broadcast on December 02 (Televisum).
Show:    THE LLOYD THAXTON SHOW
Taping date:
 December 19, 1964
Air date:
 December 19, 1964
Country:
USA (local LA show)
Channel:
 KCOP-TV / Channel 13
b&w/color:
b&w
Program:  Host: Lloyd Thaxton
- Come See About Me

Note: the Supremes are surprise guests the day "Come See About Me" reached n°1. Lloyd Thaxton phoned the Supremes (which were in Hollywood to receive a gold record) while the show was already under way (more on Timeline).
Show:    THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
Taping date:
 December 27, 1964
Air date:
 December 27, 1964
Country:
USA (New York)
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
b&w

First appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: Ed Sullivan
- Come See About Me (*)
Note:  the Supremes wear the same outfits during the TV show "Shivaree" on March 1965 but wear different wigs.
Show:    CLUB 1270
Taping date:
 1964-1965
Air date:
 1964-1965
Country:
USA
Channel:
 WXYZ-Channel 7 (local Detroit channel)
b&w/color:
-
Program:  

Note: according to the book "TV Land Detroit", the Supremes made several appearances on this TV show in 1964 and 1965.