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This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, "The British Invasion", ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Patrick Adiarte ...  Dancer / ... 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Suzanne Charny Suzanne Charny ...  Dancer / ... 13 episodes, 1965-1966
Gene Castle Gene Castle ...  Dancer / ... 12 episodes, 1965
April Nevins April Nevins ...  Dancer / ... 12 episodes, 1965
Brian Epstein ...  Himself - Co-Host / ... 11 episodes, 1965
Lada Edmund Jr. ...  Herself - dancer / ... 9 episodes, 1965-1966
Donna McKechnie Donna McKechnie ...  Herself - dancer / ... 8 episodes, 1965-1966


This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, "The British Invasion", Detroits' "Motown" sound and the merging Folk Rock trend. Unlike "Shindig", this series featured a segment from Great Britian hosted by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein who presented "up and coming" groups. The weekly hosts, at the NBC Bubank studio, included George Hamilton, Roger Smith, Noel Harrison, Paul Anka and Sammy Davis Jr. The performers , from both sides of the Atlantic, included The Four Seasons, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Petulia Clark, Barry McGuire, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, The Byrds and The Lovin' Spoonful Written by efffee@aol.com

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Release Date:

12 January 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


(12 January 1965-31 August 1965) | (13 September 1965-29 August 1966)

Sound Mix:



Black and White (1965 season)| Color (1966 season)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the series was in color, in its' 2nd season only, during its original run, only a few episodes have survived in color. All the rest of the episodes, including the first season (Jan. - July 1965) have survived on black and white "kinescopes" (TV images recorded on film). This is because NBC destroyed the tapes in the 1970s once Smith-Hemion Productions turned down the offer to take them into their possession. See more »


Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »


Written by Gary Smith
Performed by the Hullaballoo Dancers & Singers (1965-1966)
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Back to the 60's
10 November 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

What a sight to see Little Joe come out on the stage and sing. And not bad at that. It was more fun though to see Paul Revere and the Raiders, Mamas and Papas, and Jackie De Shannon. Jackie. Good Lord. Back in high school I thought she was the hottest ticket in town. I must have been looking out the wrong side of my eyes, cause this girl is not a bit pretty. I watched this show many times way back there and I must say it is not as much fun now as it was during those long, hot Houston summers of the mid-60's. But still a lot of fun. Jackie, where did you go?

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