With a score by Charlie Smalls and a book by William F. Brown, the show retold the story of The Wizard of Oz with a completely African-American cast and cultural setting. It made a star of 17-year-old Stephanie Mills, as Dorothy.
Jazmine Sullivan, who's now a big R&B star, had a viral video of her singing "Home" when she was barely 11.
Actors who appeared in the original Broadway run of the show gathered last December for a "Gypsy of the Year" reunion. Here are Andre De Shields, Ken Page and others in that performance:
Here is Stephanie Mills and members of the original cast performing "Ease on Down the Road" (audio only) from the 1975 Broadway production:
Here are Diana Ross (Dorothy), Michael Jackson (Scarecrow) and the cast performing "Everybody Rejoice" in the 1978 film:
Melinda Doolittle singing "Home" on "American Idol" (season 5):
Here is the late Whitney Houston performing "Home" in concert: