For the unfamiliar, The Mike Douglas Show, a daily television variety show, was based in Philadelphia between 1965 and 1978. During it’s time here, Douglas had hundreds of incredible musical guests on the show including Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and John Lennon and Yoko Ono who co-hosted the show one week with Douglas. Below, watch a couple of videos for Patti Smith performing on the show from April 1977. (via Dangerous Minds). Below the performances you’ll find a video of Smith from March 1978, when she visited the show to promote her book of poems, Babel. Patti Smith opens for Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, November 29. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.
Shouts to WXPN’s Robert Drake for uncovering this nugget: a 16-year-old Stevie Wonder performing on The Mike Douglas Show when it was based out of Philly in 1966. Stevie belts out “Uptight” along with “Place in the Sun,” and has a casual chitchat with Douglas in between songs.