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DIANA ROSS   TV-GRAPHY


THE SUPREMES  -  1965
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Shows or songs officially released on videotape, laserdisc, DVD... are marked with (*). Those that surfaced only unofficially are marked with (**)
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Show:    BILL KENNEDY'S SHOWTIME   
Taping date:
 January 1, 1965
Air date:
January 1, 1965
Country:
 USA (Local Detroit Program) 
Channel:
 CKLW-TV
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host: Bill Kennedy

- The Supremes perform "Come See About Me" (*) and receive an awards during the show.

Note : the Supremes' performance was re-used for the show "Teen Town" in February 1965.
On the two photos of the staff meeting below, Berry Gordy is holding the sleeve of the unreleased LP "The Supremes Recorded Live! Live! Live!".
Show:    TEEN TOWN  (**)
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 January 2, 1965
Country:
 Canada / Windsor, Ontario
Channel:
 CKLW-TV9
b&w/color:
 b&w

The show is broadcast on Saturday, January 2 according to an article in the Detroit Free Press (December 31, 1964 issue).
Program: Host : DJ Rockin' Robin Seymour

58 minutes 
Motown Special with Berry Gordy, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Miracles, the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, Stevie Wonder. Interviews of Berry Gordy and Barney Ales. Note that the Supremes are not on the set.

- the Supremes: Come See About Me (this segment is a re-air of the Bill Kennedy's Showtime of January 1, 1965)
- segments of several recording sessions (including the Supremes) and staff meetings
Photos of the a recording session (the Supremes with Eddie Holland on one picture) :
Show:    LES CRANE SHOW / NIGHTLIFE   
Taping date:
 January 04, 1965
Air date:
 January 04, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 ABC
b&w/color:
 -
Program: Late night talk show
Guests: Steve Allen, Robert Shaw, Howard Da-Silva, Dr. Edward Annis, Bernard Levin, the Supremes.

- the Supremes perform (probably "Come See About Me").


Note: the Detroit Free Press (July 19, 1965) announces the appearance of the Supremes in Nightlife on July 22, 1965: this is probably a re-run of this episode.

Most existing Les Crane shows were destroyed.
Show:    HULLABALOO 
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 January 26, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
NBC
b&w/color:
color (but most of the color copies were erased and only a b&w kinescope copy of this episode remains).
Location: Most of the shows were taped in New York, and some at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

First appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: George Hamilton 
- The Supremes appear during the opening credits
Come See About Me (*)
- Medley (*):  - Where Did Our Love Go
                  - When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
                  - Baby Love

- Shirley Ellis: The Name Game (with George Hamilton, Nancy Ames, the Supremes and the Hullabaloos) (**)
- the Supremes can be seen during the end credits (**)
Come See About Me:
Opening credits:
Medley:
The Name Game:
Show:    THE TONIGHT SHOW 
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 between January and March 1965
Country:
 USA 
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

Program: Host: Joey Bishop 

- interview and performance (?) 



Article in the Chicago Tribune March 22, 1966 : "(Diana) says she has never said anything she regretted in public not even on the Tonight show when Joey Bishop's shifting gaze unnerved her". (Joey Bishop guest-hosted the Tonight Show substituting for Johnny Carson many times in the 1960s.) 

Opening credits:
Show:    WHERE THE ACTION IS (**)
Taping date:
 February 18, 1965
Air date:
 Pilot Episode not originally aired
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
 Bear Mountain, Big Bear Lake, CA (for the mountain segments)
Program: Announcer: Dick Clark

- T
he Supremes in a car during the opening credits
- Diana, Florence and Diana's mother Ernestine can be spotted at the beginning of the Four Seasons' song (and also during the song). 
- Medley:  - Come See About Me
                  - Baby Love
                  - Stop! In The Name Of Love 
- All the cast: Hard Day's Night

Other guests : Frankie Avalon, Jan and Dean, Chad and Jeremy, Dick and Dee Dee, Bobby Freeman, Paul Revere ad the Raiders, Jackie and Gayle, the Four Seasons, Bobby Rydell...

Note: a photo taken during the recording of the show is on back cover of the LP 'Merry Christmas' (released on November 1965)
Photo right below: Ernestine Ross (Diana's mother), Florence Ballard and Diana Ross during the Four Season's performance.
Last three photos :  "Hard Day's Night".
Show:    SHINDIG! 
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 February 24, 1965
Country:
 USA 
Channel:
 ABC
b&w/color:
 b&w

Second and last appearance on this show.
Program: Host: Jimmy O'Neil

- Eight Days A Week (with solos of each Supreme) (**)
- Stop! In The Name Of Love (*)
- You Can’t Do That (**)
- the Supremes can be seen during the end credits (Neil Sedaka "I Go Ape") (**)

Other guests: Stan Getz, Donna Loren, Glen Campbell, Neil Sedaka, April Steven & Nino Tempo, the Barbarians, Marianne Faithfull…
Eight Days A Week:
Stop! In The Name Of Love:
You Can't Do That:
End credits
Show:    SHIVAREE 
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 LA airdate: March 13, 1965 / NYC airdate: April 17, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 KABC-TV (local L.A.) / ABC
b&w/color:
 b&w
Rebroadcast on September 18, 1965.
Program: 
- Baby Love (*)
-
Stop! In The Name Of Love (*)
Other guests: Grady & Brady, Brenda Holloway, Connie Stevens, Johnny Tillotson. 

Note: the songs were performed live during this show but the sound has been replaced by the album tracks on the videos. This makes them seem out of sync.
The Supremes backstage (supposedly for this show).
Note: they wear the same outfit during their first Ed Sullivan show on December 27, 1964 (but with different wigs).

Baby Love:
Stop! In The Name Of Love:
Show:    SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE
              LONDON PALLADIUM 

Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 March 21, 1965
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 ITV
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: 
-
Stop! In The Name Of Love
- ? 


Show:    READY STEADY GO! 
Taping date:
 (March 26, 1965 ?)
Air date:
 March 26, 1965
Country:
 UK 
Channel:
 ITV1
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
 Television House, on Kingsway in London
Program: 
Stop! In The Name Of Love 

Other guests: the Drifters, the Moody Blues, the Checkmates.
Show:    THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE
Taping date:
 February 27, 1965
Air date:
 March 27, 1965
(re-aired August 21, 1965)
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 ABC
b&w/color:
 b&w

First appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: Tony Randall
- Stop! In The Name Of Love (**)


Other guests: Allan Sherman, Nelson Eddy and Gale Sherwood, Vikki Carr, Pat Morita, The Marthys, The Great Mendez.
4 rehearsal photos:
(note the different wigs the Supremes wear)
Show:    MUSIK AUS STUDIO B
Taping date:
 March 29, 1965
Air date:
 April 5, 1965
Country:
 Germany (in Hamburg)
Channel:
 ARD
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host: Chris Howland

- Thank You Darling (song sung in German)
- Stop! In The Name Of Love (probably)

Other guests: Bernd Spier, Trude Herr, Petula Clark, Dorthe Kollo, Helen Shapiro, Bobby Solo, Gus Backus, The Lords.
On the set: 
In an interview recorded in May 1966, Florence Ballard refers to a show in Hamburg, Germany, during which the backing tape they sung over broke. She most probably refers this show (threre's no other German TV show known in 1965).
The interview is on the Expanded Edition of “More Hits By The Supremes” and the LP/CD set "25th Anniversary".
All the "Musik Aus Studio B" shows of that period were erased.
Dress and wig rehearsal:
For other pictures check the 'Unknown TV shows' section (unknown #5)
Show:    READY STEADY GO!
              THE SOUND OF MOTOWN
(*)
Taping date:
 March 18, 1965
Air date:
 April 21, 1965*
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 ITV1
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location: Wembley studios in London

* Broadcast in the New York area on July 30.
Program: Hosted: Dusty Springfield

- Baby Love
- Shake
- Stop! In The Name Of Love
- Where Did Our Love Go
- with all the cast: Mickey's Monkey
 
Other artists on the show: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations.
Baby Love:
Shake:
Stop! In The Name Of Love:
Legend has it that the Supremes first performed the famous 'traffic-cop-gesture' choreography of "Stop! In The Name Of Love" during this show. The legend found in numerous books (and endlessly repeated in documentaries, radio shows and over the web) says  that the Temptations inspired them the gesture at the Cumberland Hotel in London according to Otis Williams (Ribowsky "The Supremes, A Saga..." p.199) or right before the show on this day (Taraborrelli "Call Her Miss Ross" p.110) to name a few.

As it is shown here, this legend is not completely true: the Supremes already do this choreography on three shows recorded and/or broadcast before ("Where The Action Is", "Shindig" and "Hollywood Palace" - see pictures of those shows above).
Where Did Our Love Go:
Rehearsal photos:

Note: in the booklet of a program from late 1965 (facsimile in the Expanded Edition of "More Hits by the Supremes") a photo from this series is erroneously credited as the 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' show. 
Show:    THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW
Taping date: April 30, 1965

Air date:
 April 30, 1965 at 12:30 p.m.,
rebroadcast May 5, 1965
rebroadcast May 14, 1965 in the Detroit area
Country:
 USA 
Channel:
 3
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
Cleveland

Program: Host: Mike Douglas   9170

- Stop! In The Name Of Love
- Somewhere
- Interview
- Back In My Arms Again
- You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You

Other guests: Howard Keel, George Lindsey, Richard Tucker, Dick Blake, Robert Fulton.

Note: TV.com gives April 30 for broadcast but the booklets of “More Hits Expanded” & “I Hear A Symphony Expanded” state May 5, 1965 for broadcast. An article in the Willoughby News Herald (Ohio, April 29, 1965 issue) prooves it was first broadcast in April 30, 1965. The Mike Douglas show was nevertheless rebroadcast within a few days delay, and this episode is found again in many newspapers on May 5, but in the end of the afternoon.
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Stop! In The Name Of Love:
Somewhere:
Interview:
Back In My Arms Again:
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You:
Show:    HULLABALOO (*)
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 May 11, 1965 (re-aired August 10, 1965)
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color (but most of the color copies were erased and only a b&w kinescope copy of this episode remains).

Second appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Opening credits:
You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You:
Back In My Arms Again:
Top Pop Medley (with Frankie Avalon):
The Supremes during the rehearsals of the Top Pop Medley:
Show:    NI FIGUE NI RAISIN
Taping date:
 April 13, 1965
Air date:
 May 24, 1965
Country:
 France
Channel:
 
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: 
- Where Did Our Love Go (the Supremes lip-synch the song on the Champs Elysées)


Guests on the show: Elisabeth Wiener, Claude Mann, Sandie Shaw, Jean Pierre Rampal, Michèle Arnaud, the Supremes, Patsy Ann Noble, Hubert Deschamps, Ornella Vanoni, Joe Dassin, Françoise Dorleac, Salvatore Adamo, Mireille Darc, Marie Dubois et Pierre Richard.

Note: the segment with the Supremes is re-used in “Swinging Time” aired January 22, 1966 but overdubbed with "When The Lovelight...".
Show:    IT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING BABY!
Taping date:
 June 10-11 or June 11-12
Air date:
 June 28, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 
Location: Greenfield Village

Program: Host : DJ Murray "The K" Kaufman

- Stop! In The Name Of Love (*)


Other guests on the show: Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Miracles, Jan & Dean, Mary Wells, the Dave Clark Five, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, the Four Tops, Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, the Drifters, Herman's Hermits, Chuck Jackson, Tom Jones, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells, Johnny Rivers, the Ronettes, Dionne Warwick, the Righteous Brothers, the Miracles.

2 hour show funded by the Federal Office of Equal Opportunity. 
The show, intended to help promote President Lyndon Johnson's "War On Poverty," caused a stir as it showed an interracial audience dancing together as the Supremes performed their fourth consecutive #1 U.S. Pop hit, "Stop! In The Name of Love." TIME magazine wrote that Congressional Republicans were "almost incandescent in their fulminations" following the broadcast. One Colorado senator reportedly called the president of CBS to say "I am about to throw up."
Show:    TO TELL THE TRUTH
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 July 5, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Game show

- Baby Love
 
- the contestants must determine who the real Berry Gordy is.
- Back In My Arms Again
Show:    JACKIE GLEASON AND HIS   
           AMERICAN SCENE MAGAZINE
Taping date:
 July 21, 1965
Air date:
 July 24, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 -

Program: hosted by Al Hirt during the summer

- Nothing But Heartaches


Show:    THE TONIGHT SHOW
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 July 28, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host : Johnny Carson

- T
he Supremes promote their album More Hits By The Supremes. 

Note: erroneously noted as the Jack Paar 's Tonight Show in the booklet "More Hits Expanded": Jack Paar 's Tonight Show ended on 1962 and turned as a weekly show until 1965 on Friday nights as "The Jack Paar Program". July 28, 1965 is a Wednesday. Final show of Jack Paar Program on June 25, 1965 (tv.com / wikipedia)
Show:    MURRAY THE K CONTINUES
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 August 14, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 channel 9 (New York)
b&w/color:
 -

Program: 

Guests: the Supremes, Jordan Christopher, the Wild Ones & others.

Show:    DISCOPHONIC SCENE
Taping date:
 September 10, 1965
Air date:
 September 11, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 WCAU-TV in Philadelphia
b&w/color:
 -

Note: the taping and air dates are guessed according to the following facts: this show occured in late summer, was recorded on Friday afternoons and broadcast on Saturdays, and the Supremes were on September 10 in Philadelphia for a concert.
Program: Host: Jerry Blavat

- Nothing But Heartaches 


Note: almost none of these shows exist anymore.
Show:    HULLABALOO (*)
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 September 13, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color (but most of the color copies were erased and only a b&w kinescope copy of this episode remains).

Third appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: Sammy Davis Jr.

- Sammy Davis Jr. introduces the cast & the Supremes
- Nothing But Heartaches 
- Toot-toot-tootsie (with Sammy Davis Jr.)
- Top Pop Medley: I Can't Help Myself / I'm Henry VIII, I am (& Sammy Davis Jr.) / the Supremes can be seen during "I Want Candy" by The Strangeloves.

Other guests: the Lovin' Spoonful, Sonny & Cher, the Strangeloves.
Opening credits:
Nothing But Heartaches:
Toot-toot-tootsie (with Sammy Davis Jr.):
Top Pop Medley:
Rehearsal photos:
Show:    GRAND GALA DU DISQUE - THE
         INTERNATIONAL EDISON AWARDS
Taping date:
 October 2, 1965
Air date:
 October 2, 1965
Country:
 The Netherlands
Channel:
 
b&w/color:
 -

Program: (unsure)

- Medley of hits: Where Did Our Love Go / Baby Love / Stop! In The Name Of Love / Come See About Me
- Somewhere
- Nothing But Heartaches


Note:
the Supremes' performance on this show is 45 minutes long according to Ribowsky's book ("The Supremes, A Saga....", p.230) but this could not be verified and seems unlikely taking into account the number of participants.
List of guests: Albertini, Dave Berry, Cilla Black, Sounds Incorporated, the Caravettes, Dalida, Louis van Dyke Trio, the Everly Brothers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Claude François, Trio Hellenique, Grethe Ingman, Wanda Jackson, Renate and Werner Leismann, Vera Lynn, Enrico Macias, Wencke Myhre, Esther Ofarim, Rita Pavone, Ronny and Tio Rangers, the Scorpions, the Supremes, Les Surfs, Lucille Starr, Unit 4 Plus 2, ZZ and the Masks, and the Frans Kok Orchestra with dance group of the Silhouettes.
Show:    TOP OF THE POPS
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 October 7, 1965
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 BBC 1
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host: Pete Murray

- Nothing But Heartaches

Note: some sites refer to a previous appearance of the Supremes this year on Top of the Pops on April 8, but this is only a broadcast of their record, not a performance.
Show:    READY STEADY GO!
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 October 8, 1965
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 ITV 1
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location: Television House, on Kingsway in London
Program: 

- Nothing But Heartaches

Other guest: the Everly Brothers

Show:    THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
Taping date:
 October 10, 1965
Air date:
 October 10, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 color
Location:
Los Angeles*
Second appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: 

- You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You


Note: several sources refer to "I Hear A Symphony" being on this show. It was most probably rehearsed but was never on air for the Ed Sullivan Show. "I Hear A Symphony" was only sung on an Ed Sullivan  Show as part of a medley on December 4, 1966.
* according to an article in the Detroit Free Press (August 11, 1965 issue), the tapings of the Ed Sullivan Show were moved to the West Coast from September 19 to October 24 to tape those episodes in color because the New York studios were not ready until late October. The episode with the Supremes is among those Hollywood shows.
Show:    HULLABALOO
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 October 18, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color (but most of the color copies were erased and only a b&w kinescope copy of this episode remains).

Fourth appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: Paul Anka
- the Supremes appear during the opening credits (**)
I Hear A Symphony (*)
- Top Pop Medley (**) : the Supremes can be seen during "Treat Her Right" (performed by Paul Anka),  and "Hang On Sloopy" (performed by David Winters) / the Supremes sing "A Lover's Concerto" / Paul Anka and all the guests: "A Little Bit Better"
- The Supremes can be seen during "One Two Three" performed by Len Barry and during the end credits (**)

Other guests: The Back Porch Majority, Leslie Uggams, David Winters, Len Barry.

Opening credits:
I Hear A Symphony:
Top Pop Medley (the Supremes during "Treat Her Right" by Paul Anka & "Hang On Sloopy" by David Winters): 
The Supremes with David Winters on the right during the Top Pop Medley.
Top Pop Medley: the Supremes sing "A Lover's Concerto":
Paul Anka and all guests: "A Little Bit Better": 
Rehearsal photos:
Rehearsal picture of the opening credits.
Two rehearsal pictures of "I Hear A Symphony" (with casual and stage cloths).
Keen eyes will spot that Mary wears a different wig on this color photo and on the segment filmed for the tv show!
The Supremes with Paul Anka on the right and Leslie Uggams behind them.
Show:    BEACH BALL
Taping date:
 ~ January 1965
Air date:
 October ~20, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 color 
Program: 

Surfer Boy
- Beach Ball

Note: this is a movie (and not a TV show) originally broadcast in theaters.  

Surfer Boy:
Beach Ball
Show:    THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 November 3, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host: Mike Douglas, co-host: Zsa Zsa Gabor

- Back In My Arms Again (second time on this show) (*)

- Make Someone Happy (**)
- Interview (**)
- I Hear A Symphony (*)
- Queen Of The House (**)
Back In My Arms Again:
Make Someone Happy:
Interview:
I Hear A Symphony:
Queen Of The House:
Show:    THE SWINGIN' KIND
Taping date:
 May 9, 1965
Air date:
 December 8, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 WXYZ-TV (channel 7- local Detroit channel)
b&w/color:
 -
Location:
 at the Michigan Consolidated Gas building (Detroit)
Program: Host: Lee Alan

Guests: The Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Seasons, Eddie Rambeau and Tracey Dey.

- Back In My Arms Again  (in red gowns)
- (?)  (in blue gowns)

Click here to see other pictures of this show (and then unfold the folder).
Lee Alan and the Supremes in the background
Rehearsal photo
Show:    HULLABALOO
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 December 13, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color (but most of the color copies were erased and only a b&w kinescope copy of this episode remains).

Fifth and last appearance of the Supremes on this show.
Program: Host: Robert Vaughn

- Children's Christmas Song (**)
- Top Pop Medley (**):
   - Robert Vaughn: Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter
   - The Four Tops: A Taste of Honey 
   - The Supremes: My favourite things
   - Robert Vaughn and the Serendipity Singers: Second Hand Rose
   - Robert Vaughn & all the guests: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
- The Supremes can be seen during the end credits (**)
Opening credits:
Children's Christmas Song:
Top Pop Medley - My Favourite Things:
Rehearsal photo:
Top Pop Medley - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:
Show:    THE LARRY KANE SHOW 
Taping date:
 December 17, 1965
Air date:
 December 18, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 KTRK in Houston
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Host: Larry Kane

- I Hear A Symphony (*)

Show:    ORANGE BOWL PARADE
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 December 31, 1965
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 

Program: -

The Supremes rode in the "Life In Gay Paree" float, three floats behind the Orange Bowl Queen.

Show:    THE HY GARDNER SHOW
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 1965 - 1967 (?)
Country:
 USA (located in New York or Miami depending the period)
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 -

Program: Host: Hy Gardner

- interview
- performance ?
 
Note: see 1966 for the two following shows:
- The Dean Martin Show
- The Red Skelton Hour

They were taped in 1965 but only first broadcast in 1966.