While note directly related to S&B, how can you argue that Chuck Barris was not under some form of “influence”?
Jun 14 1976
The Gong Show debuts on NBC. People with dubious talents perform their acts before a celebrity panel of judges, who are free to eject the performer at any time by banging a large gong. The best non-gonged performer each night wins $516.32.
As an added treat……how about the first appearance of Oingo Boingo?