tv appearences

television appearances – 1977 – 2005

Please note that this list is far for complete. It is merely an attempt to chronicle Robert Gordon’s television appearances. Any information that you may have on any other television appearances is most welcome. The various broadcasts of videoclips like “RockBilly Boogie” and “It’s Only Make Believe”, as well as screenings of the “Loveless” movie are not listed for obvious reasons.

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w/ Link: “Don Kirshner Rock Concert” (US television, 1977), ca. 10 minutes.
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w/ Link: “Toppop” (Dutch television, 1978). Performs “Red Hot”, ca. 3 mins.
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w/ Link: “Musikladen” (German TV Special, 1978), ca. 40 mins.
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Robert and Link’s appearance at the “Pinkpop Festival”(1978) in Holland was filmed by K.R.O. television, and highlights were shown on television and broadcast on radio. K.R.O. claims that these recordings are no longer in their archives.
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w/ Link: “RockPalast” (German Special, 1978), ca. 40 mins. Includes rarities like “Hot Dog (That Made Her Mad) and “Wild Wild Women”.
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w/ Link: “Old Grey Whistle Test” (U.K. television, 1978), 10 mins. Probably his final television appearance with Link.
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w/ Link – Chris: Canadian television, 1979. About 15 mins, including an interview with Link and excerpts from a Canadian Link Wray performance.
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w/ Chris: “Chorus” (France), 1979. Reportedly, three songs were broadcast, but I only have “Move It” from that broadcast.
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Interview, ca. 1980, Local NY television. 7 mins
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w/ Danny Gatton – SCTV, 1983 (comedy routine + live performance ‘Someday, Someway’), 10 mins.
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TV commercial for Budweiser Beer: “This Bud’s For You” (ca. 1984), 3 mins.
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Robert Gordon on Dave Letterman (“Sweet Love On My Mind”), 1986, 4 mins. Robert reportedly made another appearance at the Letterman show a couple of years later and sang “Blue Christmas”, but I have no documentation on this performance.
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w/ Chris: “D.O.C.”, March ’88 (Italian television). 4 songs + interview, ca. 20 mins.
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w/ Chris: “Live from the Bottom Line”, January 19, 1992. Japanese television, 50 mins.
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Robert Gordon – May 16, 2004. Excerpts from Robert’s appearance in Sinderen, Holland were broadcast on local television, along with some backstage clips.