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Who was the first musical guest on the first Saturday Night Live?

Who was the first musical guest on the first Saturday Night Live?

Rather than have one permanent host, Lorne Michaels elected to have a different guest host each week. The first episode featured two musical guests (Billy Preston and Janis Ian), and the second episode, hosted by Paul Simon on October 18, was almost entirely a musical variety show with various acts.

Who hosted the second episode of SNL in 1975?

Paul Simon
The second episode of NBC’s Saturday Night was hosted by Paul Simon, with guests Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow, and special guest Art Garfunkel.

Who hosted Saturday Night Live in 1976?


Episode Number Date Host
11 January 24, 1976 Peter Cook Dudley Moore
12 January 31, 1976 Dick Cavett
13 February 14, 1976 Peter Boyle
14 February 21, 1976 Desi Arnaz

What was the very first episode of Saturday Night Live?

October 11, 1975
Saturday Night Live/First episode date

Who was on Saturday Night Live in 1977?

The episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Julian Bond with musical guests Tom Waits with Susan Nickerson and Brick.

How long was Dan Aykroyd on SNL?

four seasons
Dan Aykroyd: four seasons (1975-1979)

Who was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live?

Occasionally, the musical guest has also simultaneously served as the host. Paul Simon was the first example, hosting and performing on the second episode on October 18, 1975. As of December 16, 2017, Dave Grohl is the most frequent musical guest, performing on thirteen shows since 1992.

Who was the fifth person to host Saturday Night Live?

Guests that host five times (or more) are members of the Five-Timers Club that originated on December 8, 1990, when Tom Hanks became the seventh person to host their fifth episode.

When was the first Saturday Night Live cold open?

October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11) The cold open features John Belushi as a foreign man learning English being taught by writer Michael O’Donoghue. Following this sketch, Chevy Chase appeared with a headset on and bellows the first “Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night!”.

Who is the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live?

Actress Betty White is the oldest person to host, having done so at 88 years of age on May 8, 2010. Concerned about White’s age and possible fatigue, her episode had Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler on standby to replace her; White went on to appear in every sketch.