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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “White on White and Nearly Perfect,” the first of two episodes starring Tom Selleck as Lance White, airs on Oct. 20, 1978

WHITE ON WHITE AND NEARLY PERFECT Original Air Date: October 20, 1978 Synopsis. While investigating the disappearance of the daughter of a millionaire industrialist, Rockford must also contend with Lance White, a rival private detective whose intrepid yet oblivious approach … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Marcia Strassman, Kristoffer Tabori and George Loros star in Part 1 of the two-part episode “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die,” airing on Oct. 19, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (Part 1) Original Air Date: October 19, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie (played by Kristoffer Tabori), already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Joseph Cotten, James McEachin and Sharon Gless star in “This Case is Closed,” the 90-minute episode that sparked one of the most colorful chapters in the history of the series, airs on Oct. 18, 1974

THIS CASE IS CLOSED Original Air Date: October 18, 1974 Synopsis. Warner Jameson (played by Joseph Cotten) believes that Mark Chalmers, the jet setting Ivy Leaguer engaged to his daughter Sue (played by Sharon Gless), is not all that he … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Dana Elcar, Noble Willingham and Bob Hastings guest star in “The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company,” airing Oct. 17, 1975

THE GREAT BLUE LAKE LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Original Air Date: October 17, 1975 Synopsis. En route to Los Angeles to deliver a client’s $10,000 bail money, Rockford becomes stranded in the small desert town of Great Blue Lake after … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: TV GUIDE magazine names Jim Rockford as one of TV’s Greatest Characters Ever in its Oct. 16-22, 1999 issue

LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES, featuring more than sixty new pages of never before published information about both the original Rockford Files and the CBS reunion movies, including … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Howard guest stars in “Feeding Frenzy,” airing Oct. 15, 1976

FEEDING FRENZY Original Air Date: October 15, 1976 Synopsis. Charlie Blaylock, a former oil executive who now runs a bait stand on the pier, embezzled $500,000 from his company three years before. Charlie has never spent the money, but his … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Music legends Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick star in “Second Chance,” airing Oct. 14, 1977

SECOND CHANCE Original Air Date: October 14, 1977 Synopsis. Now working as a bouncer at a dive bar in San Pedro, Gandolf Fitch has fallen in love with Theda Best, a onetime Las Vegas singer (played by real-life singer Dionne … Continue reading

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