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' SpoonfulWritten by
Many of of the recording artists that appeared on "Hullabaloo" sang live as opposed to lip sync. Those that sang live or played instruments were often accompanied by pre recorded instrumental and back up vocal tracks, in order to sound as close to the recording as possible. This format began in the 1960s and is still used effectively today. See more »
Written by Gary Smith
Performed by the Hullaballoo Dancers & Singers (1965-1966) See more »
The 1960s Revisited
Welcome to the "Swingin' Sixties" when "Hullabaloo" made its TV debut (1965-1966) on prime-time broadcasting and, thus, provided lots of great public exposure for the pop-music talent (from both America and Britain) that existed at the time.
Believe me - "Hullabaloo" is a nostalgic "Blast-From-The-Past" that is certain to entertain those viewers who really dig all of the groovy sights, sounds, and fashions from that unique era in pop music history.
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