TV shows always had “celebrity guests”. Usually, these guests were actors from other shows or movies. Sometimes, though, they were celebrities from other arenas, such as singers. I don’t know if these singers came on these shows as cross promotions (trying to promote their music on TV) or for some other reason. I just know that I distinctly remember a few of them.
1. Stacey Q on Facts of Life. I can’t remember if this song was hot before, after, or at the same time Stacey Q was on this show, but I do remember being impressed.
2. Ray Parker Jr. on Give Me A Break. I thought they were really stretching on this one. They kept coming up with reasons for Ray Parker Jr to ask, “Who you gonna call?”, to which the Give Me A Break girls screamed, “Ghostbusters!”
3. Laura Branigan on Automan. I always associate Laura Branigan with Knight Rider because her song “Creatures of the Night” was used in an episode. She herself, though, was once on Automan. Automan got to play guitar behind her as she sang. I never wanted to be Automan so much in all my life.
Don’t forget to check out my book TV In My Time for more of my 80s TV memories!