Peggy Lee

The Seventies

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
1/18/70, CBS, w/ Neil Diamond
Songs included: All of a Sudden My Heart Sings, Leavin’ on a Jet Plane (w/ Campbell), medley w/ Campbell, Diamond (including I Dig Rock and Roll Music / This Guy’s in Love With You / Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay / Walk on By / Spinning Wheel)

The Ed Sullivan Show
3/1/70, CBS, w/ Dionne Warwick, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Duke Ellington, Peter Gennaro, the Muppets
Songs included: Something / Maxwell’s Silver Hammer / Yesterday (“trio” w/ Dionne Warwick and earlier footage sung by Paul McCartney)

Kraft Music Hall
3/11/70, NBC, w/ Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme
Songs included: Me and My Shadow / Por la Manana/In the Morning (Peggy recites English translation between Gorme singing Spanish lyrics) /  Medley (w/ Lawrence and Gorme – all songs performed by Peggy and Eydie except where noted as *Peggy/Eydie/Steve and Peggy solo): A, You’re Adorable / Baubles, Bangles and Beads; The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Peggy solo) / Broadway Rhythm* / The Beat Goes On* / Both Sides Now / Bewitched, (Bothered and Bewildered) (Peggy solo) / Bye Bye Blues* / Baby Face / Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey / By Myself (Peggy solo) / Bye Bye Blackbird*

The Dean Martin Show
3/26/70, NBC, w/ Tommy Tune, Dom DeLuise, Albert Brooks
Songs included: Almost Like Being in Love / Watch What Happens / Medley w/ Martin (I Love Being Here with You / Mañana / It’s a Good Day)

The Carol Burnett Show
3/30/70, CBS, w/ Tim Conway
Songs included: Love Story / A Doodlin’ Song (w/ Burnett) / Applause (w/ Burnett and cast)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
4/8/70, NBC, w/ Erroll Garner, Barbara Anderson, Johnny Brown, Bob Uecker
Songs unknown

The David Frost Show
4/20/70, CBS, w/ Cy Coleman, Grady Tate, Sheila MacRae
Songs unknown

The Best on Record (Grammy Awards musical special)
5/7/70, NBC, w/ Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Tim Conway, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, the 5th Dimension, the Isley Brothers, Jack Jones, Henry Mancini, Bob Newhart, the Nashville Brass, Pat Paulsen, Sonny and Cher, Connie Stevens, Lily Tomlin, Dionne Warwick
Songs included: Is That All There Is

Kraft Music Hall
9/23/70, NBC, w/ Anthony Quinn
Songs included: What Is a Woman? / Love Story / Don’t Explain / Me and My Shadow / He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands / Lost in the Stars / But Beautiful / I’m Glad There Is You / Until It’s Time for You to Go

“Anthony Quinn, the compelling actor with a face compared to a relief map of the Alps, and Peggy Lee, the sultry singer, were paired last night on the Kraft Music Hall over the NBC network… A performer such as Mr. Quinn can hold his own with Miss Lee, no slouch herself in understanding that lyrics are no less important than a beat. In their climactic rendition, the duet manager to capture the elusive durability of love, no matter what the reasons. It was a strangely effective and poignant oddity, well worth the waiting. Most of the rest of the show was uneven, not to say dull. Mr. Quinn was cast in some sketches on the woman-and-man relationship and did a reprise of his film role in Requiem for a Heavyweight. But Miss Lee is a winning and experienced hand in retrieving awkward moments by drifting into a song that eases the strain. If Dwight Hemion, the director, had a hand in matching Mr. Quinn and Miss Lee, more power to him. The infrequent spark is never caught without experimentation.” – Jack Gould, New York Times, 9/24/70

The Johnny Cash Show
10/21/70, NBC, w/ Marty Robbins, The Guess Who
Songs included: I’m a Woman / For the Good Times (w/ Cash)

12/9/70, ABC, w/ host Petula Clark
Songs included: I’m a Woman (w/ Clark) / Wedding Bell Blues (w/ Clark) / What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (w/ Clark)

“Marvelously directed by Dwight Hemion, Petula featured another rare talent, Peggy Lee. The two teamed for ‘I’m a Woman,’ ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ and and extremely moving ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home,’ performed as the two women stood dressed in pure white, rooted in mist and behind barbed wire… It must have been one of those moments everyone waits for; the correct time and setting, three perfectionist cameramen on the floor, and two performers of such excellence… Watching Peggy Lee lying propped up in a brass bed, rain dropping from the windows and a man sleeping silently beside her as she sings ‘What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?’ is nothing short of truly beautiful. One doesn’t even dare breathe loudly or even sigh. When professionalism like hers is put to use like this it is a joy. Miss Lee is a prime target for a high-ranking special of her own.” – Hollywood Reporter, 12/10/70

The Dean Martin Show
4/1/71, NBC, w/ Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise
Songs included: Together Again / One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round / Medley w/ Martin (Together Again, For the Good Times, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head)

The Pearl Bailey Show
4/10/71, ABC
Songs included: I Was Born in Love With You / My Sweet Lord

Your Choice for the Oscars
4/14/71, KCAL (Los Angeles), w/ Julie Andrews, Anne Baxter, Vincent Price, Maggie Smith, Barry Sullivan, Gig Young
Songs unknown (most likely Pieces of Dreams, at the time an Oscar-nominated song that was introduced by Peggy in the film of the same name)

The Merv Griffin Show
7/8/71, syndicated, w/ Tony Bennett
Songs included: Things / If / All I Want / Sing (w/ Bennett)

Tribute to Louis Armstrong
7/9/71, CBS
Songs included: The Lord’s Prayer (footage from Armstrong’s funeral earlier that day) / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

The Carol Burnett Show
10/20/71, CBS, w/ Dom DeLuise
Songs: Watch What Happens / I Feel the Earth Move

The Carol Burnett Show
1/5/72, CBS, w/ Paul Lynde
Songs included: Sing a Rainbow / Medley with Carol Burnett (Happy New Year / Great Day / Something’s Coming)

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
2/17/72, ABC, w/ Arthur Hill, Hoagy Carmichael, Joe Camponello, Christine Matchett, Lee Majors, Joan Darling, David Soul.

“Tailoring scripts to fit guest stars is not an especially common practice in television, but when a star is of the magnitude of Peggy Lee, you can be sure reservations will be made. This will be precisely the case February 17 when the songstress stars in an ABC Owen Marshall episode, “Smiles from Yesterday.” Miss Lee, over 50 now, but still soft, sweet and womanly, will portray a former singer-songwriter ho becomes involved in a music plagiarism suit in the teleplay by John cGreevy. Co-starring with her and Arthur Hill are Hoagy Carmichael and Joe Camponello. The title song… will receive a voice-over rendition by Miss Lee, who otherwise will confine herself to acting in the hour drama.” – Kay Gardella, New York Daily News, 2/10/72

Dinah’s Place
10/25/72, NBC, w/ host Dinah Shore
Songs included: Just for a Thrill

The Carol Burnett Show
11/1/72, CBS, w/ Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller
Songs included: A Song for You / Girl Talk (w/ Burnett) / The Rhythm of Life (w/ ensemble)

Duke Ellington – We Love You Madly
1/13/73, CBS, w/ Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Cleveland, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Paula Kelly, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams
Songs included: I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ / Duke Ellington medley (w/ Davis, Eckstine, Flack, Vaughan, Williams)

The Julie Andrews Hour
1/27/73, ABC, w/ Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Alice Ghostley
Songs included: The Candy Man (w/ Andrews, Goulet) / Someone Who Cares / Sagittarius medley w/ Andrews, Goulet (Peggy sings Make It with You / Oh Lord I’m On My Way) / Medley w/ Andrews (Peggy sings Sing / Up, Up and Away / I Believe in Music / Love is Just Around the Corner / Alright, Okay, You Win / I Want to Be Happy / When You’re Smiling), David Merrick Medley w/ Andrews, Goulet, Little, Ghostly (Peggy sings Before the Parade Passes By / Who Will Buy? / Make Someone Happy / Together Wherever We Go)

The Carol Burnett Show
3/17/73, CBS, w/ William Conrad
Songs included: When I Found You / Medley of Peggy Lee compositions with Burnett and ensemble (It’s a Good Day, I Don’t Know Enough About You, So What’s New?, Where Can I Go Without You?, I’m Gonna Go Fishin’, Mañana)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
3/19/73, NBC, w/ Joey Bishop (guest host), Carroll O’Connor, Tommy Leonetti, Ralph Pearl
Songs unknown

The Bobby Darin Show
4/27/73, NBC
Songs included: Someone Who Cares / When I Found You / Medley w/ Darin (Just Friends / Something to Remember You By / Skylark / Spring Is Here / Long Ago and Far Away)

“In the final show [of the series] the atmosphere was virtually all nightclub – Bobby and the band pouring it on. Brash Bobby and Peggy with the richly sensuous, smoky tunes – it was a good way to go.” – TV critic Don Freeman, 1973

This Is Your Life
1973, syndicated, w/ Ralph Edwards, Peggy’s daughter Nicki, Duke Ellington, Lucille Armstrong, Alan King, Benny Goodman
Songs included: montage of Peggy’s hits

Julie’s Christmas Special
12/14/73, ABC, w/ Julie Andrews and Peter Ustinov
Songs included: Medley w/ Andrews (Peggy sings Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy / Row, Row, Row / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / I Talk to the Trees / Is It True What They Say About Dixie? / Swingin’ on a Star / Siamese Cat Song / Where or Where Has My Little Dog Gone? / Just In Time / Show Me the Way to Go Home / Get Happy / On the Sunny Side of the Street / He’s a Tramp / Baby, It’s Cold Outside), Peggy solo medley (Clouds / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

The Academy Awards
4/2/74, NBC
Songs included: The Way We Were

Evening at Pops
7/74, PBS
Songs included: Love Song / Clouds / Always / Wait Till You See Him / I’ve Got a Crush on You / When I Found You / The More I See You / I’ll Be Seeing You

“‘What she has is a good voice, a good ear, good time, good taste, a wonderful way with ballads, and an actress’s ability with lyrics.’ That’s how a New Yorker article summed up the talent of Peggy Lee, who is making her first appearance with the [Boston] Pops. In a half-hour set, she sings numbers old and new and mostly on the torch side.” – TV Guide, 7/28/74

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
11/21/74, NBC, w/ Bruce Dern, Kelly Monteith, Dr. Michael Fox
Songs: I’m a Woman / Just for a Thrill / Fever

12/20/74, syndicated, w/ George Carlin, Loretta Switt, Hoyt Axton, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Wayne Cochran
Songs included: Always

The Merv Griffin Show
3/17/75, syndicated, w/ Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Fred Astaire, Johnny Mercer
Songs included: Love Song / Sing (w/ Bennett)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
5/19/75, NBC, w/ Della Reese (guest host), Carroll O’Connor, Sandy Duncan, Dr. David Reuben
Songs unknown

6/10/75, syndicated, w/ Mel Tillis, Hermione Baddeley, Barry Newman
Songs included: So What’s New / I’m a Woman / Sing (duet with Dinah Shore)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
7/24/75, NBC, w/ Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Buck Henry
Songs included: Sweet Loveliness / You Make Me Feel Brand New

The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
8/31/75 or 9/1/75, syndicated
Songs included: Love Me or Leave Me

Kup’s Show
9/1/75, syndicated, w/ Janis Paige, Tammy Grimes, Ann B. Davis
Talk show

9/22/75, syndicated, w/ David Niven, The Lettermen, James Whitmore
Songs included: I’ve Got You Under My Skin

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
10/10/75, NBC, w/ Joey Bishop (guest host), Ricardo Montalban, Susan Sarandon, Carlfred Broderick
Songs unknown

11/18/75, syndicated, w/ Jim Henson, Walter Cronkite, Alfred Drake, Edward Villella
Songs included: Love Me Or Leave Me / Saved

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
1/30/76, NBC, w/ McLean Stevenson (guest host), Rich Little, Jack Warden, Jose Molina
Songs: Send a Little Love My Way / Touch Me in the Morning

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
9/3/76, NBC, w/ David Brenner (guest host), Steve Allen, The Mills Brothers, Ricardo Montalban
Songs: Have a Good Time / Everything Must Change

Good Morning America
10/14/76 (possibly 10/15/76), ABC
Songs unknown

1976, syndicated, w/ host Andy Williams
Songs included: Have a Good Time / I’ve Got You Under My Skin (w/ Williams)

12/77, Thames Television (UK), w/ Charles Aznavour
Songs included: A Song for You / Love Song / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Make Believe / What I Did for Love / Sing a Rainbow / You Gotta Know How / I Love You (w/ Aznavour) / Yesterday When I Was Young / She (w/ Aznavour) / Fever / La Vie en Rose (w/ Aznavour) / Mr. Wonderful / Lover / Here’s to You / Dreams of Summer

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
12/30/77, NBC, w/ Suzanne Pleshette, Beau Bridges, Merie Earle
Songs included: When I Need You / I Go to Rio

Second Annual People’s Command Performance
1/13/78, w/ Lynn Anderson, Jim Bailey, Victor Borge, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Charlie Callas, Jack Carter, Bob Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Buddy Hackett, Elaine Joyce, Frankie Laine, Ethel Merman, Jan Murray, Ginger Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Short, Bobby Van
Songs included: Fever / Is That All There Is?

Easter Seals Telethon
March 1978 (date unknown)
Songs included: Make Believe

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
4/19/78, NBC, w/ Don Rickles (guest host), Shecky Greene, Peter Isackson, Rinette Reno, Carlos Palomino
Songs: Just the Way You Are / The More I See You

Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music
6/3/78, CBS, w/ Gene Kelly, Lena Horne, Vic Damone, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., Sandy Duncan, John Wayne
Songs included: Medley with Vic Damone and Lena Horne: With a Song in My Heart – Vic / Where or When – Peggy, Lena, Vic / Lover – Peggy / Falling in Love with Love – Vic / Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Lena / Manhattan – Vic / My Funny Valentine – Peggy, Lena / The Gentleman Is a Dope – Lena / Little Girl Blue – Vic / It Never Entered My Mind – Peggy / Why Can’t I? – Lena / You’re Nearer – Peggy / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Vic / I Have Dreamed – Vic, Lena / I Wish I Were in Love Again – Peggy, Vic, Lena / Happy Talk – Peggy / Everything I’ve Got – Lena, Vic, Peggy / This Can’t Be Love – Peggy, Vic, Lena / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – Vic / The Lady Is a Tramp – Peggy, Lena, Vic / I Could Write a Book – Vic / Johnny One Note – Peggy, Vic, Lena / With a Song in My Heart – Vic, Lena, Peggy 

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
8/3/78, NBC, w/ Fernando Lamas, Gallagher
Songs: Goin’ to Chicago / Los Angeles Forevermore / Send in the Clowns

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
10/29/79, NBC, w/ Rich Little (guest host), Lawrence Welk, Jim Stafford, Jim Davis
Songs: Alright, Okay, You Win / Rain Sometimes

The Kennedy Center Honors
12/29/79, CBS, w/ honorees: Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams. Performers and presenters: Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, Gene Kelly, Joshua Logan, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, Joe Williams.
Songs included One O’Clock Jump (with special Ella Fitzgerald tribute lyrics) with Count Basie, Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams