Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 7

Ray Charles On The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show (1978)

'78 TV RahRah NM

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In 1978 Chuck Barris hosted a short lived prime time variety hour for NBC, called The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show. The format essentially was a noncompetitive knock-off of The Gong Show (cf. this). On 7 March 1978 at 8 p.m. Ray appeared in a line-up with Henny Youngman, Clifton Davis, Patti LaBelle, Jim Bailey, Al Green, Jaye P. Morgan and Margo Smith, “in the ongoing crusade to put a dent in ABC’s rating lock on this spot” (source here).

Promo for the show:


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