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TV appearances

This page last updated 23 Feb 2016. To send additions/corrections go to the contact page.


See also: Upcoming TV appearances.

Listed separately: Concerts recorded for radio or TV.

Please note: The dates given are air dates. Performance dates are also mentioned if known.

Mon, 22 Feb 2016
Het Journaal
(VRT, BE)
Short Interview plus some live footage from that evening's Brussels concert (2 1/2 mins in total)
Link to video at deredactie.be
Wed, 20 March 2013
Manneke Paul
(VTM, BE)
Joe Jackson was interviewed by Paul de Leeuw and Miguel Wiels, and also performed It's Different For Girls on the show. This was prompted by the release of Joe's book "A Cure for Gravity" in the Dutch language.
Link to video at youtube.com
Sat, 16 March 2013
Toppop3
(NED3, NL)
Joe Jackson performed It's Different For Girls on the show.
Link to video at youtube.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2012
Harald Schmidt Show
(Sky Hits, DE)
Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band (feat. Regina Carter) performed I'm Beginning To See The Light on the show.
Link to video at youtube.com
Fri, 13 July 2012
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
(NBC, US)
Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band (feat. Regina Carter), his touring band for the Duke Tour, performed I'm Beginning To See The Light on the show.
Furthermore, they recorded a version of Another World as a web exclusive – see link.
Link to video at latenightwithjimmyfallon.com
Fri, 30 Dec 2011
Top 2000 a gogo
(NED2, NL)
The show included a 5:39 min segment on the song Sunday Papers including an interview with Joe Jackson, recently filmed in Berlin, and archive live footage of the song.
Link to video at Vimeo
Wed, 8 June 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
(NBC, US)
Joe Jackson performed Steppin' Out with The Roots.
Running time: 5 min
Link to video at theaudioperv.com
Sun, 20 June 2010
Joe Jackson – Mein Leben / ma vie (My Life)
(ARTE, DE/FR)
Film documentary by Jean Boué, filmed in 2008 and 2009 in Portsmouth, Berlin, Cologne and Tuttlingen.
Running time: 43 min
 
Mon, 15 June 2009
France 3 interview
(France 3, FR)
Joe Jackson was interviewed by Jacques Perrotte at Le Cargo, Caen.
Running time: 6 min
Link to this interview at France 3 website
Wed, 14 May 2008
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
(ABC, US)
Joe Jackson (with Graham Maby and Dave Houghton) performed Good Bad Boy and Steppin' Out (which was faded out). After the end of the broadcast they played a third song (The Uptown Train) for the studio audience.
 
Wed, 9 April 2008
Soundtrack To My Life
(ITV, UK)
Joe Jackson is interviewed by Cat Deeley and plays solo piano versions of It's Different For Girls, Steppin' Out, Girl (Beatles cover) and Too Tough.
Repeated on SkyArts in the UK (in April 2008) and on ABC2 in Australia (on 23 Jan 2009)
Running time: ca. 23 min
 
Thu, 28 April 2005
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
(NBC, US)
Todd Rundgren (vocals, guitar) with Joe Jackson (vocals, piano) and Ethel (strings) performed While My Guitar Gently Weeps on this US talk show. Other guests on this show: John C. Reilly and Zooey Deschanel.
Link to video
Fri, 22 Oct 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(NBC, US)
William Shatner (vocals) with Joe Jackson (vocals) and Ben Folds (keyboards) performed Common People on this show. Other guests: Ben Affleck and Phil Jackson.
Link to video
Tue, 4 May 2004
The Sharon Osbourne Show
(CBS, US)
Joe Jackson performed Awkward Age and was interviewed by Sharon Osbourne.
   
Thu, 29 April 2004
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
(CBS, US)
Joe Jackson performed a solo piano version of It's Different For Girls.
Other guests: James Caviezel and Lacey Chabert
Link to video at youtube.com
Wed, 4 Dec 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
(ABC, US)
Joe Jackson was musical guest on the show and played "Awkward Age" and "It's Different For Girls".
   
Fri, 13 June 2003
Later... with Jools Holland
(BBC Two, UK)
The Joe Jackson Band performed three songs (filmed on 3 June 2003):
  • Awkward Age
  • Take It Like A Man
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Link to video at youtube.com: Awkward Age Link to video at youtube.com: Is She Really...
Thu, 22 May 2003
Barend & Van Dorp
(RTL4, NL)
The Joe Jackson Band performed Look Sharp! and Awkward Age on this Dutch talk show.
Link to video at youtube.com
Fri, 11 April 2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
(NBC, US)
The Joe Jackson Band performed Awkward Age on this US talk show. Other guests on this show: Seann William Scott and Luis Guzman.
 
Tue, 19 Nov 2002
The Moth
(Trio, US)
Joe was among the guests of an episode called "Rock 'n' Roll Saved My Life", also featuring Suzanne Vega, Thomas Dolby, Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches, and novelist Romy Ashby ("The Cutmouth Lady"), and hosted by actor Tony Hendra, who played band manager Ian Faith in the film "This Is Spinal Tap."
 
Fri, 14 Sept 2001
Hot Type
(Trio, US)
(probably broadcast earlier on CBC Newsworld) Interviewed about "A Cure for Gravity" by Evan Solomon (filmed in 2000)
Running time: ca. 27 min
 
Sat, 12 May 2001
Live at the Rehearsal Hall
(Bravo! Canada)
60 min live performance (filmed on 17 Dec 2000 in Toronto) with band (Joe on piano, Graham Maby on bass, Allison Cornell on violin and Catherine Bent on cello); show hosted by Lance Chilton.
The show will be repeated on 3 July 2001.
See also Bravo! Canada's page for the show.
 
Setlist (interspersed with interview segments)
  • Steppin' Out
  • Stranger Than You
  • Be My Number Two
  • Home Town
  • Real Men
  • Love Got Lost
  • Joe reading from "A Cure for Gravity"
  • It's Different For Girls
   
Sun, 7 Jan 2001
Sachsenspiegel
(MDR, DE)
Programme incl. segment on Joe Jackson with interview and excerpts from the previous night's concert in Leipzig
Running time: ca. 4 min
   
Fri, 5 Jan 2001
Tracks
(ARTE, FR/DE)
Programme incl. segment on Joe Jackson.
   
Thu, 28 Oct 1999
Granada Tonight
(ITV Granada, UK)
Joe interviewed by Sohail Rahman and Lucy Meacock on this local news programme from Manchester
Duration: 3 min
Link to video at youtube.com
Fri, 3 July 1998
Tracks
(ARTE, FR/DE)
Programme incl. segment on Joe Jackson.
   
Mon, 30 March 1998
ARD-Mittagsmagazin
(ARD/ZDF, DE)
A report which includes an interview with Joe and some footage from Munich concert of 29 March 1998 ("Tuzla", "A Bud And A Slice", "Right")
Running time: ca. 3 min
   
Sat, 17 Jan 1998
Arts & Minds
(Bravo! Canada)
7 min feature, incl. interview segments (probably taped around 6 Nov 1997) and some live footage plus other clips.
 
Wed, 10 Dec 1997
Kulturzeit
(3sat, DE)
A report (which is quite critical of "Heaven & Hell"), including interview with Joe and some footage from one of the two Brussels concerts from Nov 1997
Running time: 8 min
   
Mon, 8 Dec 1997
Arena
(N3, DE)
5 min segment on Joe Jackson with an exclusive interview (partly filmed on the streets of Hamburg)
   
Thu, 27 Nov 1997
Charlie Rose Show
(PBS, US)
14 min interview (probably taped around 24 Oct 1997) with some live footage from the 'Sessions' appearance
 
Sat, 28 Jan 1995
David Gilmour on the Arts
(CBC, CA)
Interview plus some live footage
   
Tue, 29 Nov 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
(NBC, US)
Performing Only The Future
Other guests on this show: Mayim Bialik, Holly Robinson
 
Tue, 4 Oct 1994
Spotlight
(MuchMusic, CA)
   
1991
an arts programme
(A&E, US)
Performing a live acoustic version of Stranger Than Fiction with Sue Hadjopoulos on congas, Tom Teeley on guitar and Joe on melodica.
   
Sept (?) 1991
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard
(Seven, AU)
Joe Jackson and band performed The Other Me and Stranger Than Fiction on this Australian TV show.
Link to video at youtube.com: The Other Me Link to video at youtube.com: Stranger Than Fiction
July 1991
Fax
(MuchMusic, CA)
Joe Jackson interviewed by Jana Lynn White
Also featuring exerpts from older interviews which originally aired on The NewMusic
Link to video at youtube.com
Thu, 9 May 1991
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
(NBC, US)
Performing Stranger Than Fiction
Other guests on that show: Michael Landon, George Foreman
 
Mon, 29 April 1991
News at Night
(MTV Europe)
Interview
   
Sat, 27 April 1991
P.O.P.
(Tele 5, DE)
Interview
   
early 1991
TVE
(ES)
Short interview and "Stranger Than Fiction" music video
Running time: ca. 6 min
   
1989
Rapido
(BBC2, UK)
Both Joe Jackson and Sting talk about why they live in New York
Presenter: Antoine de Caunes
   
Mon, 5 June 1989
That Was Then, This Is Now
(BBC2, UK)
   
1989
Chewing Rock
(RTL, FR)
Short documentary with excerpts from various live appearances (incl. Marquee 1979) and interviews
Running time: ca. 10 min
   
1989
Countdown
(VOO, NL)
Performing (lip-synching) Blaze Of Glory with a 'fake' band (not Joe's touring band)
Link to video at Dailymotion.com
1989
Breakfast Time
(BBC1, UK)
Interview with Joe plus excerpts from "Top of the Pops" appearance (1982) and "Jumpin' Jive" live
 
Sun, 23 July 1989
New Visions
(VH-1, US)
Performing solo piano versions of Down To London and Evil Empire, was also interviewed by the show's host Ben Sidran
 
Wed, 12 July 1989
Arsenio Hall Show
(US)
Performing Is She Really Going Out With Him? and Down To London live with full band
Line-up: Joe Jackson (vocals), Joy Askew (vocals, keyboards), Vinnie Zummo (guitar), Tom Teeley (guitar), Ed Roynesdal (keyboards), Gary Burke (drums) Michael Morreale (trumpet), ???? (trombone), Tony Aiello (tenor sax), Steve Elson (alto and baritone sax)
Other guests on that show: Lisa Bonet, Danny Glover
   
Tue, 27 June 1989
CBS This Morning
(CBS, US)
Interview
   
Thu, 8 June 1989
Late Night with David Letterman
(NBC, US)
Performing Nineteen Forever
Link to video at youtube.com
Wed, 3 May 1989
Rock Over Europe
(VOO, NL)
Live from the Carré, Amsterdam. Performing (lip-synching) Nineteen Forever, also short interview by Desirée Nosbusch.
Broadcast on various TV stations via Eurovision
Link to video at youtube.com
Sun, 30 April 1989
Spruchreif
(ARD, DE)
   
Sun, 21 Aug 1988
Zomerrock
(VARA, NL)
  • Right And Wrong (live 1986)
  • You Can't Get What You Want (live 1984)
  • Fools In Love (live 1983)
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him? (live 1983)
  • Happy Ending (live 1984)
  • Real Men (live 1983)
Also an interview with Joe Jackson
Running time: 34 min
   
1987
Night Life with David Brenner
Performing Nocturne; also sit-down interview
   
1987
Wogan
(BBC1, UK)
Performing Nocturne
Running time: 4:30 min
 
Wed, 27 May 1987
Late Night with David Letterman
(NBC, US)
Performing an instrumental version of Steppin' Out with the show's regular musicians (so the complete line-up was: Joe Jackson - piano, Paul Shaffer - keyboards, Will Lee - bass, Sid McGinnis - guitar).
Afterwards a short interview with David Letterman during which they showed a clip about the recording of 'Will Power'.
Other guests on that show: Paul Reiser, Don Rickles
 
Fri, 10 April 1987
The Tube
(Channel 4, UK)
Performing Nocturne
Presenters: Jools Holland and Paula Yates
Running time: ca. 5 min
Also appearing on this show: The Cult, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Very Things, Salt 'N Pepa, Lionel Richie
   
Nov(?) 1986
Décibels
(FR3, FR)
Several songs recorded live in a studio in Rennes
  • Shanghai Sky
  • Wild West
  • Right And Wrong
  • Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  • Home Town
Running time: ca. 21 min
   
Wed, 25 June 1986
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
(NBC, US)
Performing Home Town and Tango Atlantico
Other guests on that show: Steve Landesberg, Emile and Eugene Kaufmann
   
June 1986
The NewMusic
(Citytv, CA)
Joe Jackson interviewed by Jeanne Beker
 
1986
Night Life with David Brenner
(NBC, US)
Performing Wild West and Survival; also sit-down interview
   
1986
an Italian TV show
(RAI, IT)
Short interview, followed by Fifty Dollar Love Affair
Running time: ca. 6 min
   
1986
Wogan
(BBC1, UK)
Performing Home Town
Running time: ca. 3 min
   
April (?) 1986
Top of the Pops
(BBC1, UK)
Performing (lip-synching?) Right And Wrong
   
Sat, 12 April 1986
Saturday Night Live
(NBC, US)
Host: Oprah Winfrey
Performing Right And Wrong and Soul Kiss
 
Sat, 30 June 1984
Solid Gold
(US)
Performing (lip-synching) You Can't Get What You Want
Hosted by Marilyn McCoo
   
Wed, 2 May 1984
Flashlights
(ZDF, DE)
Performing (lip-synching) Happy Ending as a duet with Elaine Caswell, "accompanied" by his band
Link to video at youtube.com
Fri, 6 April 1984
The Tube
(Channel 4, UK)
Performing Happy Ending, Be My Number Two and You Can't Get What You Want
Presenters: Leslie Ash and Jools Holland
Also appearing on this show: The Cure
 
June 1983
Best Hit USA
(Japan)
Interviewed by Katsuya Kobayashi (probably filmed in April 1983)
Sat, 22 Jan 1983
The Other Side of the Tracks
(Channel 4, UK)
Interviewed by Paul Gambaccini on his success in Britain and the US
   
Jan 1983
Top of the Pops
(BBC1, UK)
Performing (lip-synching) Steppin' Out with his band
 
Sat, 4 Dec 1982
Solid Gold
(US)
Performing (lip-synching) Steppin' Out
Hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Rex Smith
Filmed in Los Angeles at KTLA
Link to video at youtube.com
Sat, 30 Oct 1982
Saturday Night Live
(NBC, US)
Host: Michael Keaton
Performing Another World and Steppin' Out
Link to video at youtube.com
Oct 1982
The NewMusic
(Citytv, CA)
Joe Jackson interview
 
1982
Countdown
(VOO, NL)
Performing Real Men, an instrumental written by Burt Bacharach, and Steppin' Out
   
Sat, 18 April 1981
Razzamatazz
(ITV, UK)
Produced by Tyne Tees Television
   
July 1980
The NewMusic
(Citytv, CA)
Joe Jackson interview
 
April(?) 1980
Discoring
(RAI 1, IT)
Performing (lip-synching) I'm The Man with his band
Link to video at youtube.com
Mon, 24 March 1980
The Kenny Everett Video Show
(ITV, UK)
Performing (lip-synching) Kinda Kute with his band
Link to video at youtube.com
Sat, 19 Jan 1980
Tiswas
(ITV, UK)
Produced by ATV
Joe Jackson as musical guest on this childrens TV show. According to the episode guide, Is She Really Going Out With Him? and It's Different For Girls were shown.
Other guests on this episode were the two Monty Python comedians Graham Chapman and Terry Jones.

The 3CD collection "The Tiswas Album", released 30 Nov 2009 by EMI in the UK, includes Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?".
   
Thu, 10 Jan 1980
Top of the Pops
(BBC1, UK)
Performing (lip-synching?) It's Different For Girls with his band
Presenter: David 'Kid' Jensen
   
Sat, 22 Dec 1979
American Bandstand
(ABC, US)
Hosted by Dick Clark
Performing (lip-synching) It's Different For Girls and I'm The Man; also short "interview" by Dick Clark
Filmed in Los Angeles in Nov 1979
Link to video at youtube.com
Sat, 17 Nov 1979
Hot Hero Sandwich
(NBC, US)
Performing Is She Really Going Out With Him? and On Your Radio on this children's show
Recorded on 26 Sept 1979
 
Oct 1979
The NewMusic
(Citytv, CA)
Joe Jackson interviewed by J.D. Roberts and Jeanne Beker
 
Thu, 9 Aug 1979
Top of the Pops
(BBC1, UK)
Performing (lip-synching) Is She Really Going Out With Him? with his band
Presented by Jimmy Savile
Link to video at youtube.com
Sun, 8 July 1979
The London Weekend Show
(ITV, UK)
Produced by LWT
The episode entitled "Rock Attitudes" reported on British bands in the USA and featured the Joe Jackson Band alongside the Clash, Dire Straits, the Beatles, the Police and the Sex Pistols.
Running time: 26 min
   
Tue, 20 Feb 1979
The Old Grey Whistle Test
(BBC2, UK)
Performing Sunday Papers and Fools In Love with his band
Presented by Anne Nightingale
Link to video at youtube.com

Some screen shots courtesy of  Russ Josephson.

Lyric quote taken from "Rant And Rave"

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