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Solid Gold was an American syndicated music television series that debuted on September 13, and ran until July 23, Usually airing on Saturday evenings, Solid Gold was one of several shows that focused on the popular music of Psycho Saloon - Ερίσμα - Homo Logos given week; other examples included the long-running American Bandstand and Soul Train.
While Solid Gold did share elements with those two programs, such How Come - Unknown Artist - Solid Gold Parade Of Pops live appearances by performers, it also stood out by including something they did not: an in-house crew of professional dancers that performed routines choreographed to the week's featured songs.
Reviews of the show were not always positive, with The New York Times referring to it as "the pop music show that is its own parody It was produced by Brad Lachman Productions for all eight of its seasons and Bob Banner Associates for its first four, after which Banner's company began producing Star Search for Television Program Enterprises, Masini's other production company. Paramount's syndication unit took over distributorship for the remaining six seasons.
Operation Prime Time continued to produce Solid Gold until Masini elected to merge it with Television Program Enterprises in TPE did not, however, share in any distribution or packaging as Paramount assumed that themselves.
From its debut in until the end of its fourth season, the Moda De Viola - Vânia Abreu - Misteriosa Dona Esperança was taped at the Golden West Broadcasters studio facility.
Beginning in SeptemberParamount, who had previously owned the Golden West facility in the early Abolish Government / Superficial Love - Slayer - MP3 of television, moved production of Solid Gold to its studios with a redesigned set. At the start of Solid Gold's first seasonMichael Miller was chosen by its first host, Dionne Warwickto be the show's musical director. Miller stayed on for the entire series and composed the theme song for Solid Gold with Academy Award winning songwriter Dean Pitchford providing the lyrics.
The song, re-recorded various times to reflect current music trends, was performed by the show's hosts with the exception of the —85 season, which was performed by session singer, Deborah Ludwig Davis at the beginning and end of each program, with the closing theme accompanied by a final routine from the Dancers. The first episode of the show in January of would become a yearly tradition, as they counted down the Top 50 songs of in a two-hour television pilot special, called Solid Gold '79, hosted by Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell.
The year end countdown would be reduced to forty songs beginning in and would be presented every year through In the summer ofthe producers of Solid Gold added a daily minute series called Solid Gold Hits to the weekend program. Actor Grant Goodeve presided over a general grouping of the week's hit songs, and a second roster of Solid Gold Dancers was employed for this series; regular Solid Gold Dancer Deborah Jenssen was the principal dancer of this roster.
Morgan announcing. After Warwick left the series, singers Andy Gibb and Marilyn McCoo were brought in as co-hosts and puppeteer Wayland Flowers joined the series as a secondary comedic act with his puppet Madame.
Gibb left Solid Gold Ramayana - Various - The Best Sound Of Bali and Rex Smith replaced him, but he too would leave after one season.
Following a season where McCoo hosted by herself, she left in and Rick Dees of the Weekly Top 40 radio show was hired. Arsenio Hall joined the series during this time as the in-house comedian in place of Marty Cohen. At the midway point of the season, Dees left Solid Gold and a series of guests were used in the interim. Original host Dionne Warwick returned toward the end of the season and stayed on through the following season, finally leaving the program for good in When Solid Gold returned for its seventh season in Septemberseveral changes were made.
Marilyn McCoo returned to the series after a two-year absence. Arsenio Hall was promoted from his role as in-house comedian to co-host, with Jeff Altman replacing him, and the series added an additional co-host with Nina Blackwoodone of the original MTV VJs who was a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight at the time, joining the cast.
Morgan in that role. Chuck Riley was the announcer for that season's first episode with O'Donnell announcing the remainder of the season. Solid Gold was overhauled again inwith the series putting more of an emphasis on live performances and changing its The Tip Of My Fingers - Eddy Arnold - The Best Of Eddy Arnold Volume II to Solid Gold in Concert.
The weekly one-hour show played segments from the Top 10 charting songs accompanied by the Solid Gold Dancers. Gayle Crofoot would join the roster in late fall ofreplacing dancer Lucinda Dickey Breakin' the Movie and Electric Boogaloo Breakin' 2.
Darcel appeared on the show from tobut she took most of the —85 season off to work with a traveling ministry and Jamilah Lucas was appointed principal dancer. Darcel rejoined the roster for the —86 season, reclaiming her position from Jamilah, who remained in the regular lineup. During that season, she became a de facto co-host as she took on a more active voice role in the series, regularly announcing the countdown re-caps toward the end of each program.
The season was Darcel's last as a member of the cast as she and many of the dancers, including some of the originals, left. Jamilah was once again appointed to lead dancer for the remainder of the series. The last appearance of the Solid Gold Dancers in media was not on Solid Gold itself, but rather in the motion picture Scrooged.
The movie, which premiered in Novemberwas scripted How Come - Unknown Artist - Solid Gold Parade Of Pops filmed before Solid Gold was officially cancelled.
They managed to advance past the audition stage but did not advance further. The choreographers who plotted out the dancers' routines over the years included Kevin Carlisle, Anita Mann and Lester Wilson the choreographer for Saturday Night Fever. At times, artists who had a single among the week's Top 10 appeared as guest performers. Often the vocals were lip-synchronized "lip-synched". For the live performances, Miller would either record the backing instrumental tracks with his Solid Gold Band or with the artist's band and be sung live on stage at the taping.
Arguably one of the more prominent guests to receive this treatment was Joe Cockerwho performed "Up Where We Belong" on Solid Gold several times with Jennifer Warnesas well as one solo performance of his song "Seven Days. Solid Gold won Robert A. Choreographer Anita Mann was nominated in andfor Outstanding Choreography.
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