Where the Action Is (1965–1967)

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A Rock & Roll Variety Show toured over the United States for the Spring & Fall Months except for Malibu Beach for the summer & Big Bear Ski Resort for the winter. It featured popular music ... See full summary »

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1967   1966   1965  


Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (115 episodes, 1965-1967)
Mark Lindsay ...
 Himself / ... (114 episodes, 1965-1967)
Steve Alaimo ...
 Himself / ... (113 episodes, 1965-1967)
Linda Scott ...
 Herself / ... (112 episodes, 1965-1967)
Paul Revere ...
 Himself / ... (106 episodes, 1965-1967)
Michael Smith ...
 Himself / ... (105 episodes, 1965-1967)
Phil Volk ...
 Himself (105 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Action Kid Mike (97 episodes, 1965-1967)


A Rock & Roll Variety Show toured over the United States for the Spring & Fall Months except for Malibu Beach for the summer & Big Bear Ski Resort for the winter. It featured popular music acts of the day, playing games & interviewing celebrities (Later served as co-host for a weekday). Written by Ben Rowe <BHallumsro@juno.com>

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Release Date:

27 June 1965 (USA)  »

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(1965-1967) | (1973-1974)

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(1965-1967)| (1973-1974)

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1.33 : 1
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Dick Clark was the host in this daily "after-school" format of music videos, a cross between Shindig! (1964) and New American Bandstand 1965 (1952), a forerunner to MTV. Many top American and British acts appeared, including Otis Redding, The Four Seasons, The Association, The Zombies, Peter and Gordon and The Everly Brothers. Regulars on almost every show were Paul Revere & The Raiders, Linda Scott and Steve Alaimo who performed their own songs as well as hits of the day. See more »


Featured in The Turtles: Happy Together (1991) See more »


Action, Action, Action
Performed by Keith Allison and Paul Revere & The Raiders from 1966 to 1967
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Freddy Cannon Did The Original Theme
2 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a lot of years because Mike Neismith of the Monkees started MTV, the thought was the original Monkees TV series created the first original rock video. This show actually did some rock video type format stuff before the Monkees premiered. This was Dick Clarks' first move beyond American Bandstand in 1965.

It had a catchy theme song which actually hit the charts & would have singers & groups set up in actual locations doing songs. I remember one sequence where Paul Revere & the Raiders were on a riverboat doing one of their hit songs. Because of this location stuff, lip sync-hing was used on this show extensively.

After Freddy Cannon's theme song was off the charts, this show ran in a week-day afternoon slot around 4 PM on ABC network. It never got really popular but it did give Dick Clark a new outlet for presenting music besides Bandstand. This show did not have teens on a stage dancing.

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