Make Your Own Kind of Music was a short-lived, hour long summer replacement show for The Don Knotts Show. First aired on July 20, 1971, the television show had eight weekly episodes, running until September 7. It featured many artists, but was centered mainly around The Carpenters. Other guest artists included Al Hirt, Mark Lindsay, The Doodletown Pipers, and Patchett and Tarses. Make Your Own Kind of Music is one of the most sought-after videos of The Carpenters fan community, because it features lip-synched performances of most of their songs from Ticket to Ride to Carpenters.

Songs performed, by album Edit

Ticket to Ride Edit

  1. "Your Wonderful Parade" (August 31, 1971)
  2. "Ticket to Ride" (August 31)
  3. "Don't Be Afraid" (August 10)
  4. "What's the Use" (August 10)
  5. "All I Can Do" (August 24)

Close to You Edit

  1. "We've Only Just Begun" (July 20 and September 7, 1971)
  2. "Love Is Surrender" (August 10)
  3. "Maybe It's You" (August 24)
  4. "Reason to Believe" (September 7)
  5. "Help!" (July 27)
  6. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (July 20 and September 7)
  7. "Baby It's You" (August 17)
  8. "Mr. Guder" (July 27)
  9. "I Kept on Loving You" (July 27 and August 10)

Carpenters Edit

  1. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (July 20 and August 17, 1971)
  2. "Let Me Be the One" (August 24)
  3. "(A Place to) Hideaway" (August 10)
  4. "For All We Know" (July 27)
  5. "Superstar" (August 31)
  6. "Druscilla Penny" (August 3)
  7. "One Love" (August 3)
  8. "Bacharach/David Medley" (August 3)

A Song for You Edit

  1. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (August 31, 1971)

After-production releases Edit

Since the airing of Make Your Own Kind of Music, Richard has released a select few of these videos. From Gold: Greatest Hits, Richard released the July 20 version of "(They Long to Be) Close to You". Interpretations by far brought the public the most number of videos from Make Your Own Kind of Music, including their performances of "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Reason to Believe", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "Bless the Beasts and Children", and "We've Only Just Begun". In the encore presentation of Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters, "(A Place to) Hideaway" was included.

Besides the high fidelity releases on DVD, many digitized VHS bootlegs have been appearing on the internet, namely on YouTube.