1985 TV Series – Moonlightning

Moonlighting is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes (67 in syndication as the pilot is split into two episodes). Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, mystery, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy-drama, or “dramedy”, emerging as a distinct television genre.

The show’s theme song was co-written and performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star, while re-launching the career of Shepherd after a string of lackluster projects. In 1997, the episode “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice” was ranked #34 on (the 1997) TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time”.


Bass (synthesizer)Nile Rodgers
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsPhillippe Saisse
SynthesizerNile Rodgers
SynthesizerPhillippe Saisse
SaxMichael Paulo
PercussionLeonard Gibbs
VocalsAl Jarreau


Lee Holdridge
Al Jarreau