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 »
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
George Hamilton, as one time host in 1965, sang The Beatles hit ballad "And I Love Her'. The Producer was so impressed, with his performance, that Hamilton was asked to host regularly, but Hamilton turned it down the offer, as he was not interested in expanding his singing career, at that time. See more »
If you are looking for rock/pop music performances from 1965 and 1966, this TV show was (and is) the best!! On video, you would have to spend about $120 for a total of 12 volumes. The newer DVDs contain all 12 volumes, plus additional performances, on just three discs!! And you'll only spend half the money! The only thing I don't care for is the fact that the camera tends to shy away from anyone who is not singing... therefore, you rarely see the drummer and usually not the bass player. Other than that, all is good! The Byrds, Herman's Hermits, the Animals, the Hollies, the Rolling Stones... they're all here! I love SHINDIG and MUSIC SCENE, but I rate Hullabaloo much higher! If you love rock/pop music from the 60s (specifically 65 &66), you should buy all three DVDs-- you will not be disappointed!
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