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


Jimmy O'Neill




2   1   Unknown  
1966   1965   1964  




Series cast summary:
The Blossoms The Blossoms ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 53 episodes, 1964-1966
Carolyne Barry Carolyne Barry ...  Self - Dancer / ... 44 episodes, 1964-1965
Bobby Sherman ...  Self - Singer / ... 42 episodes, 1964-1966
Jimmy O'Neill ...  Self - Host / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1966
Diane Stuart Diane Stuart ...  Self - Dancer / ... 38 episodes, 1964-1966
The Wellingtons The Wellingtons ...  Themselves 31 episodes, 1964-1966
Donna Loren ...  Self 30 episodes, 1964-1965
The Shindogs The Shindogs ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 28 episodes, 1965
The Righteous Brothers ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 27 episodes, 1964-1965
Billy Preston ...  Self - Singer / ... 25 episodes, 1965-1966
Anita Mann Anita Mann ...  Self - Dancer 24 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 efffee@aol.com

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


Family | Music


Did You Know?


Host Jimmy O'Neill opened each show with "Howdy-hi, Shindiggers! We've got a 'Shindig!' for you that's so far in, it's out of sight!" See more »


Referenced in Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy (2013) See more »

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Lost Classic
1 February 2008 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This show was what shows like "The Music Scene", "Solid Gold" and "American Idol" wish they could be. I was born the year the show went off the air and even I can appreciate this show for what it was. Imagine a show where every week you would get the top rock and roll acts from America and England and, for the most part, they would perform absolutely live. That was what this show was like. In fact, from what I've seen of most of the clips that I have been shown throughout the years on VH-1 and even now on You Tube, there was hardly any lip synching and that way you could separate the great bands from the not so great ones. Also, let's not forget the dancers. That was what really made the show as well as having the likes of a pre-"Here Come the Brides" Bobby Sherman as well as Donna Loren, a girl with a great voice who should have become a big star. It is too bad that it has never come out on DVD. If it did it would become one of the biggest selling DVD's ever.

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16 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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