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Shindig

Shindig


There was a slew of afternoon music variety shows however Shindig on ABC was one of only 2 prime-time rock 'n roll shows that aired on TV in the 1960's along withHullabaloo seen on NBC. The host of this series was Jimmy O'Neill and the show house dancers were called the Shindig Dancers. The very first episode in September, 1964 saw Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Wellingtons, Alan Sues and a Shindig discovery in Bobby Sherman. Most of the biggest acts of the 1960s appeared on Shindig such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Neil Sedaka and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. Since they were not able to get the great and very popular Elvis Presley to ever appear on the show they dedicated an entire show in May 1965 to playing his music.

The series aired in different time slots over it short period on the air which were:

September 1964 - January 1965 - Wednesday 8:30 to 9:00PM
January 1965 - September 1965 - Wednesday 8:30 to 9:30PM
September 1965 - January 1966 - Thursday & Saturday 7:30 to 8:00PM

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Cast
Jimmy O'Neill
As Himself (Host)
The Shindig Dancers
As Themselves (Dancers)
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Crew

Executive Producer: Selig J. Seligman
Producer: Jack Good (1)
Choreographer: Andre Tayir

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Recurring Guests

Bobby Sherman (41 eps)
The Blossoms (31 eps)
Donna Loren (26 eps)
The Righteous Brothers (24 eps)
The Wellingtons (23 eps)
Billy Preston (20 eps)
Glen Campbell (18 eps)
Jackie and Gayle (10 eps)
Dick & Dee Dee (10 eps)
The Everly Brothers (8 eps)

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Warning: Shindig guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Celebrities | Family | Music | Talent
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays, Saturdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 16, 1964
Ended: January 08, 1966
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