Where All Those Videos Came From

Before there was You Tube there was VH1 and MTV as video channels. Before them there were these shows, whose clips now supply us with videos of artists back in the day. Here's a list of those rock television shows, listed in reverse so as we count up the list we count down to my favorite.
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1.
Hullabaloo (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier... (60 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
2.
Solid Gold (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Television show featuring dancing and popular music. (60 mins.)
Director: Neil Gordon
 
3.
Rollin' on the River (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kenny Rogers along with stars of the 70's entertain the audience with Songs and Comedy on this variety series that takes place on a Mississippi Riverboat set. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Where the Action Is (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Rock & Roll Variety Show toured over the United States for the Spring & Fall Months except for Malibu... (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Alter, Gene Law
 
5.
It's Happening (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Rock-and-Roll Variety Show that features Rock & Pop Acts, Celebrities, Games, etc. The show lasted for 2 seasons. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Shindig! (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits. (60 mins.)
 
7.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
8.
The Midnight Special (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Late night rock and pop music performances are featured. (90 mins.)
 
9.
Rock Concert (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Weekly late-night progressive rock bands, many very well known, with some soft-pop (later) and occasional comic routines. (90 mins.)
 
10.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor. (60 mins.)
 
11.
American Bandstand (1952 TV Series)
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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs. (90 mins.)
 
12.
Top of the Pops (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists. (30 mins.)
“ We in the US didn't get to see this, but we still get all those great clips from it! ” - SweetHotAngel