Our first Midnight Special entry of the year takes us back to 1978. Country singer Larry Gatlin is the host du jour, and introduces the first hit record for The Cars, "Just What I Needed", with Benjamin Orr on lead vocals.
How this series was never syndicated after its NBC run, I'll never know.
Update, 8/23/18: Had to change the video. This version adds the performance of "Let's Go" from the same episode.