This NBC Special from 1977 pitted celebrities from the worlds of film and TV in the United States against stars from the U.K. and the rest of the World. Three teams of five men and three ... See full summary »
This was a televised version of the "Grease" premiere party at the Graumann's Chinese Theater. This special featured all the major stars of the movies, musical clips from the movie, fabulous 70's stars arriving (Chevy Chase, Penny Marshall, Leif Garrett, et al), interviews and a live musical performance from Frankie Valli ("Grease"). This special also featured two musical performances NOT from the movie - Andy Gibb & The Spinners. Written by
I swear the O'Jays performed on this special instead of the Spinners. I do not recall hearing any Spinners tunes only O'Jays songs. For example one of the songs the O'Jays did was their classic hit "She Used to Be My Girl". Nope, no Spinners to my knowledge.
Frankie Valli completed his comeback by singing the title track GREASE to open the show.
Nice to see some of the cast of Kotter arrive to support John Travolta at this premiere.
Also this special aired originally for one hour, not 30 minutes.
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