Shindig! (1964–1966)

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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.


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Series cast summary:
The Blossoms ...
 Themselves - Singers / ... (51 episodes, 1964-1966)
Carolyne Barry ...
 Herself - Dancer / ... (45 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bobby Sherman ...
 Himself - Singer / ... (43 episodes, 1964-1966)
Diane Stuart ...
 Herself - Dancer / ... (39 episodes, 1964-1966)
Jimmy O'Neill ...
 Himself - Host / ... (33 episodes, 1964-1966)
 Herself (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Wellingtons ...
 Themselves (30 episodes, 1964-1966)
The Shindogs ...
 Themselves - Singers / ... (27 episodes, 1965)
The Righteous Brothers ...
 Themselves - Singers / ... (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
Anita Mann ...
 Herself - Dancer / ... (24 episodes, 1964-1965)
 Himself - Singer / ... (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
 Himself - Singer (21 episodes, 1964-1965)


Top American and British recording artists that were featured included Marvin Gaye, Petulia Clark, Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ian Whitcomb, The Rolling Stones and Manfred Mann. Jimmy 'O Neil was the series host. Weekly regulars included The Blossoms, featuring Darlene Love , " The Shindig Dancers", Bobby Sherman, The Shindogs rock band and The Righteous Brothers who debuted their now legendary "You've Lost That Loving Feeling". Regular house band members included Billy Preston and Glenn Campbell. Written by

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rock 'n' roll | non fiction | See All (2) »


Sensational young international stars showcase the latest in song and dance...the music that moves today's youth!


Family | Music





Release Date:

16 September 1964 (USA)  »

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(1964) | (1965-1966)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first telecast of "Shindig!" featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers. See more »


Featured in The Sixties: The British Invasion (2014) See more »

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shindig or hullabaloo
10 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was born the last year of Shindig! so to me, these videos were really an eye-opener! The videos are a great hint, or shadow of how great the show really was. If you catch a full, original episode, you'll see the show was paced at a speed guaranteed to surpass a jet-propelled rocket to the moon! I, and it seems many others, share your opinion that Shindig! was the better show. Hullabaloo was OK- they had the same stars and all- the what was lacking was the pacing and presentation. Even though Hullabaloo had color episodes, Shindig! had the lighting effects, the better dancers, the better sense of theater and presentation. Hullabaloo always comes off a bit as if the producers were trying to shoehorn rock and roll into a more tame, middle-age-America-friendly form.

There are still good points about Shindig's competition, but I still would have to vote for Shindig! every time!

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