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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Cast

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)
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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 efffee@aol.com

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16 September 1964 (USA)  »

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(1964) | (1965-1966)

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1.33 : 1
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The first telecast of "Shindig!" featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers. See more »

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Referenced in And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999) See more »

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Personal review of Shinig
21 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 15 when Shindig came on, and I too thought it was better than Hullabaloo or any of the many Bandstand type shows of that era. Most of the performances were live, not lipped synched, the dancers were cute but did not detract from the performances, and except for their occasional missteps with a guest host format (Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hedy Lamaar,Mickey Rooney, etc) it was real rock and roll by done with energy and verve. The highlights of the shows for me were the many semi regular performers--Righteous Brothers, Donna Loren, Shindogs-- and their live covers of then current or even at that early date some classics. It was a sad day for me when ABC replaced it with Batman.


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