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Richard on "Puttin On The Hits"

Walkinat9

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Has any of you seen this on TV back in late 1984?
Richard was one of the guest judges on 2 episodes of this show. I wonder if he was a very strict judge 👮‍♂️

Living in a small country myself with no timezones, I only very recently found out that pre-recorded shows had (or could have) different airdates in different parts of the US, so the TV listings I included here are from the earliest airdates I could find. I discovered that the first one aired in other cities as late as mid-November and the second one as late as November 24 (quite the revelation to me! :-o )

TV listing The Times (Streater, Illinois) October 27, 1984

TV listing The Tennessean, November 11, 1984

Unfortunately I haven't been able (yet?) to find these ones with Richard on YouTube, but to give an idea of what the show looked like, here's a complete one from late September 1984:

And this is one of the acts that made it to the semi-finals in this video (from December '84), thanks also to Richard's judging in the previous month:

Greg
 

Geographer

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Has any of you seen this on TV back in late 1984?
Richard was one of the guest judges on 2 episodes of this show. I wonder if he was a very strict judge 👮‍♂️

Living in a small country myself with no timezones, I only very recently found out that pre-recorded shows had (or could have) different airdates in different parts of the US, so the TV listings I included here are from the earliest airdates I could find. I discovered that the first one aired in other cities as late as mid-November and the second one as late as November 24 (quite the revelation to me! :-o )

TV listing The Times (Streater, Illinois) October 27, 1984

TV listing The Tennessean, November 11, 1984

Unfortunately I haven't been able (yet?) to find these ones with Richard on YouTube, but to give an idea of what the show looked like, here's a complete one from late September 1984:

And this is one of the acts that made it to the semi-finals in this video (from December '84), thanks also to Richard's judging in the previous month:

Greg
I actually watched the episodes with Richard "live" and have them on VHS tape. Nothing too special or revealing, though. Richard is introduced, as I remember, and he might of had one or two other things to say, but nothing special, really.

I'm surprised, even to this day, that he wasn't "tapped" to do more shows like this over the years.
 

Walkinat9

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I actually watched the episodes with Richard "live" and have them on VHS tape. Nothing too special or revealing, though. Richard is introduced, as I remember, and he might of had one or two other things to say, but nothing special, really.

I'm surprised, even to this day, that he wasn't "tapped" to do more shows like this over the years.
Thanks for the report! : ) And I agree, a man of Richard's caliber should have been on more shows like that.
 

Walkinat9

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GDB2LV

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I’ve seen both, but it’s been a long time now. At least for the 1st one anyway. Uses to be on CNBC late nights or weekends.
 

Portlander

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I think Jay and Richard connected very well and I would not be surprised to see another spot in a future episode. Would love to have Jay bring over the Dodge Challenger Hell Cat Demon for Richard to test drive (was briefly mentioned during the last piece) seeing that he is such a huge Mopar fan!
 
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