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DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES  -  1968
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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:    SETTEVOCI   (**)
                    or
             QUI CI VUOLE UN UOMO  (**)
Taping date:
 January 8 or 9, 1968
Air date:
 end of January 
Country:
 Italy (Milan)
Channel:
 Rai
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: 
- L' amore verra (lyp-synched)
- (other songs?)

Show:    SETTEVOCI   (**)
                    or
             QUI CI VUOLE UN UOMO  (**)
Taping date:
 January 8 or 9, 1968
Air date:
 end of January 
Country:
 Italy (Milan)
Channel:
 Rai
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: -


Note: Diana Ross and the Supremes taped two tv shows in Milan. It's not known in which one they performed "L'amore vera".

Show:    TARZAN - episode: The Convert  (*)  
Taping date:
 October 1967
Air date:
 January 12, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color

Program: Tv series with Ron Ely as Tarzan
                (episode of the second season).

Diana Ross and the Supremes play three nuns. They sing:
- Michael Row The Boat Ashore
- The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves
- Michael Row The Boat Ashore (reprise) 

Note: the original aspect ratio is not respected on youtube (picture streched to 16:9).

Michael Row The Boat Ashore:
The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves:
Michael Row The Boat Ashore (reprise):
Show:    VJOEW   (**)
Taping date:
 January 15, 1968
Air date:
 -
Country:
 the Netherlands
Channel:
 Nederland 2
b&w/color:
 b&w

Program: Interview by Dutch singer Bojoura, rehearsals at the Rai theater, documentary (arrival at the airport…)


Note 1: too bad that the original aspect ratio is not respected (screen troncated on youtube) and that the video is probably heavily edited.

Note 2: excerpts of the rehearsals at the Rai theater are also showned in the documentary "Hitsville: The Making of Motown" (made for Motown 60th anniversary).
Show:    BAMBI AWARDS CEREMONY   
Taping date:
 January 19, 1968
Air date:
 January 19, 1968 (?)
Country:
 Germany
Channel:
 ZDF
b&w/color:
 -

Program: Host: Joachim Fuchsberger

Entertainement guests: Tom Jones, Mireille Mathieu, Diana Ross & the Supremes.

Song(s) performed unknown.

Show:    BURDA BALL BAL-PARÉ   
Taping date:
 January 21, 1968
Air date:
 -
Country:
 Germany
Channel:
 SWF
b&w/color:
 -
Location:
 Bayerisher Hof Hotel in Munich

Program: Guests: Tom Jones, Mireille Mathieu, Diana Ross & the Supremes. One hour tv show.

Songs performed unknown.
Show:    THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW   
Taping date:
 January 1968
Air date:
 January 28, 1968
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 ITV
b&w/color:
 -

Program: Host: Des O'Connor 
Other guests : Tom Jones, Jack Parnell.

According to the choreography on some pictures:

In And Out Of Love
Medley:  
    - Thoroughly Modern Millie  
    - Second Hand Rose  
    - Mame

(other songs performed?) 
In And Out Of Love:
Mame:
Show:    TELE-RITMO   (**)
Taping date:
 January 17 or 19, 1968
Air date:
 January 30, 1968.
Country:
 Spain (Madrid)
Channel:
 TVE
b&w/color:
 b&w

The Happening:
Reflections:
You Keep Me Hangin' On:
Thou Swell:
In And Out Of Love: 
Show:    STUDIO 102   (**)
Taping date:
 January (11, 18 or 28), 1968
Air date:
 February 3, 1968
Country:
 France
Channel:
 1ère chaîne
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
Maison de la Radio, Paris.
Program: Host: Claude François
Guests: les Hippies, David McWilliams, Michel Fugain, Herbert Léonard, Michel Sardou, Roger Whittaker, Diana Ross & the Supremes.
 
Medley :  
    - Stop! In The Name Of Love 
    - Come See About Me 
    - My World Is Empty Without You 
    - Baby Love

Interview
Medley 1:  
    - The Lady Is A Tramp 
    - Let's Get Away From It All
 
Michelle 
Reflections 
Medley 2:  
    - Thoroughly Modern Millie 
    - Second Hand Rose 
    - Mame 
Somewhere 
Reach Out (I'll Be There) / J'attendrai (duet with Claude François) 

During the rehearsals, photo used on the cover of the French LP "Diana Ross & the Supremes Present".
Rehearsals:
Show:    LIVE AT THE LONDON'S 
              TALK OF THE TOWN   
Taping date:
 during the engagement (January 22
                     to February 3, 1968)

Air date:
 February 3, 1968
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 BBC
b&w/color:
 -

Program: Concert.


Show:    THE EAMONN ANDREWS SHOW   
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 February 4, 1968
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 -

Program: Talk show.


Show:   (tv show in Geneva)   
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 February 12, 1968
Country:
 Switzerland
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 -

Program: -


Show:    GALA DU M.I.D.E.M.   
Taping date:
 January 21, 1968
Air date:
 February 24, 1968
Country:
 France
Channel:
 2ème Chaîne
b&w/color:
 -
Location:
Cannes, Palais des Festivals

Program: Excerpts of the opening gala.

Yesterday 
Medley :  
    - The Lady Is A Tramp 
    - Let's Get Away From It All  
    - The Lady Is A Tramp (reprise) 
In And Out Of Love 

Unaired performances: 
    Michelle
    Reflections 
    Somewhere 
     
Diana Ross & the Supremes are also presented
with the MIDEM trophy for 1967.

Yesterday:
Medley:
In And Out Of Love:
Show:    (Diana Ross & the Supremes - Live
 at the Rai Congress Center in Amsterdam)   (*)
Taping date:
 January 16, 1968
Air date:
 March 4, 1968
Country:
 The Netherlands
Channel:
 Nederland 2
b&w/color:
 b&w

Note 1: concert erroneously credited at the Concertgebouw on the dvd "The Supremes Greatest Hits - Live in Amsterdam" (an copied on Wikipedia).

Note 2: Diana's arrival prior her entrance in the room is showned in the documentary "Hitsville: The Making of Motown" (made for Motown 60th anniversary).

Note 3: the original aspect ratio is not respected on youtube (picture streched to 16:9) but is respected on the dvd.
Rehearsal:
Arrival:
Medley 1:
Medley 2:
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone:
More:
The Happening:
Yesterday:
Medley 3:
In And Out Of love:
Medley 4:
Reflections:
Somewhere:
You're Nobody'Till Somebody Loves You:
Show:    ED SULLIVAN SHOW  
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 March 24, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 colour

Ninth appearance of Diana Ross and the Supremes on this show.
Forever Came Today:
Fats Waller medley:
Rehearsals:
(Cindy's hairdo is different)
Show:    THE SUPREMES IN BERLIN - THE
              HAPPENING
  
Taping date:
 January 14, 1968
Air date:
 March 25, 1968
Country:
 Germany
Channel:
 ARD 
b&w/color:
 color (one of the first color program
                   on ARD)

Program: Concert
                (Director: Dieter Finnern)


Show:    THE TONIGHT SHOW  
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 April 5, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 -

Program: 

Diana Ross and the Supremes are invited to the Tonight Show right after Martin Luther King's assassination (on April 4). They perform "Somewhere" with special lyrics.

- Somewhere (audio link only) 

Show:    SATURDAY NIGHT AROUND
              THE WORLD  
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 April 16, 1968
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 -

Program: documentary (part of the 'Star Performance' series) which includes: Diana Ross & the Supremes, Tom Jones, Amalia Rodriguez, the Peddlers.


Note: 55' documentary - aired from 7:25 to 8:20 p.m. This is maybe a replay. Source: article in Disc & Music Echo (April 13, 1968 issue).
Show:    (Live at Grand Hotel Ballroom)   (**)
Taping date:
 between February 5-11, 1968
Air date:
 April 20, 1968
Country:
 Sweden (also broadcast in Norway
               and Denmark)

Channel:
 -
b&w/color:
 b&w
Location:
Berns Hotel, Stockholm

Note: an edited version of this concert was also broadcast on Italian tv (Raidue channel) and is mistakenly credited as filmed at the Bussola Night Club in Italy on some DVDs.
Medley 1:
Medley 2:
Queen Of The House:
More:
The Happening:
Michelle:
Yesterday:
You Keep Me Hangin' On:
Medley 3:
In And Out Of Love:
Medley 4:
Reflections:
Somewhere:
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody  Loves You:
Sam Cooke medley:
Show:    CRUSADE '68 SPECIAL   (**)
Taping date:
 -
Air date:
 April 20 (or April 27, 1968 *)
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 color

* in the Free Press, Vermont (April 27, 1968 issue)

Program: Hosted by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor
Other performances by Stiller & Meara, Bob Newhart, Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Stiller & Meara, Lawrence Welk, Natale Nevins, Jim Roberts.

American Society Cancer message by Diana Ross.
Medley :  
    - Stop! In The Name Of Love 
    - Come See About Me 
    - My World Is Empty Without You 
    - Baby Love 


Note: this is a lip-synched performance over a live performance recorded at the Copacabana in 1967 (with Florence Ballard instead of Cindy Birdsong).
Monologue:
Medley:
Show:    ED SULLIVAN SHOW  
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 May 5, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 color

Tenth appearance of Diana Ross and the Supremes on this show.
Always
Irving Berlin medley:
Dressed rehearsals (Mary wears a different wig):
Casual rehearsals :
Show:    THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW  
Taping date:
 
Air date:
 September 29, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 CBS
b&w/color:
 color

Eleventh appearance of Diana Ross and the Supremes on this show.
Program: 

Funny Girl medley (**): 
    - I'm The Greatest Star 
    - Don't Rain On My Parade 
    - People
 
Love Child (version in street clothes, lip-synched) (*)

I'm The Greatest Star:
Don't Rain On My Parade:
People:
Love Child:
Show:    THE BING CROSBY SHOW   (**)
Taping date:
 between October 1-14, 1968
Air date:
 Octobre 23, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color

Clich here for a studio version of the 'Paint Your Wagon" medley which contains an additional song edited out the broadcast (I Still See Elisa). See also Discography/Albums.  
Here's a link for the original and unedited version of the Sound Stage medley (8'45" long instead of 6'04" on the left link).
The picture is less good but its original aspect ratio is respected (screen not narrowed and upper part not missing like on the other link). 
Makin' Movies:
Dialogue:
High Noon:
Paint Your Wagon medley:
Sound Stage medley:
Rehearsals:
Show:    THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW  
Taping date:
 November 17, 1968
Air date:
 November 24, 1968
Country:
 UK
Channel:
 BBC
b&w/color:
 -
Location: London Palladium, London

Program: Concert. 17 acts to appear on the show and among the singers: Diana Ross & the Supremes, Petula Clark, Val Doonican, Engelbert Humperdinck.

Among the songs performed by Diana Ross & the Supremes:

- Somewhere (with special lyrics as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King).

The show is attended by members of the Royal Family (the Queen Mother, Prince Charles, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, Princess Anne...) with the exception of Queen Elisabeth II and Prince Philip who were on a South American tour. 
Rehearsals:
Show:    TCB (Taking Care Of Business)   (**)
Taping date:
 August 23 & 24, 1968
Air date:
 December 9, 1968
Country:
 USA
Channel:
 NBC
b&w/color:
 color
Location:
 Burbank studios, Los Angeles

This is one of the first time that an entire show with only black artists was broadcast prime time on national television.
From a historical perspective, it was preceded only (a priori) by some Harry Belafonte shows: "Tonight with Belafonte" (the Revlon Revue) aired on CBS in December 10, 1959 at 8:30 pm ; Belafonte produced later "The Strollin' 20s" aired February 21, 1966 on CBS at 9:00 pm. His next production, "ABC Stage 67: A Time For Laughter" wasn't aired prime time but at 10:00 pm on April 6, 1967.
 
Note: several songs were edited from the tv program. For example, "I'm the Greatest Star" was edited probably because the song was later (keep in mind that this show was taped on August) programmed in the Ed Sullivan show of September to promote the Funny Girl album.
Click here for the other edited and unreleased songs.
TCB:
Stop! In The Name Of Love:
Get Ready:
Introduction of Diana Ross:
The Way You Do The Things you Do:
Medley (A Taste Of Honey):
Eleanor Rigby:
Do You Know The Way To San Jose:
Mrs. Robinson:
Respect:
African dance:
Somewhere:
Ain't To Proud To Beg:
With A Song In My Heart:
Without A Song:
Supremes medley:
The Impossible Dream:
Rehearsals:
Outtakes: