February 16, 2010

Shindig! tv show, 1964-66

Shindig! was a rock and roll tv show that aired from September 1964
until January 1966 on the ABC network. It was the first of its kind featuring non-stop music, a house band starring Billy Preston on organ, backup singers The Blossoms featuring Darlene Love and go-go dancers accompanying most of the acts. The host was Jimmy O'Neil, a deejay from Los Angeles. Here's a terrific tv special about Shindig!.

Shindig! inspired several other rock and roll programs such as:
• Hullabaloo
• Hollywood A Go-Go!
• Shivaree

Information about this genre of television here.