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


Jimmy O'Neill




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Series cast summary:
The Blossoms The Blossoms ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 51 episodes, 1964-1966
Carolyne Barry Carolyne Barry ...  Herself - Dancer / ... 45 episodes, 1964-1965
Bobby Sherman ...  Himself - Singer / ... 42 episodes, 1964-1966
Diane Stuart Diane Stuart ...  Herself - Dancer / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1966
Jimmy O'Neill ...  Himself - Host / ... 38 episodes, 1964-1966
Donna Loren ...  Herself 30 episodes, 1964-1965
The Wellingtons The Wellingtons ...  Themselves 30 episodes, 1964-1966
The Righteous Brothers ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 27 episodes, 1964-1965
The Shindogs The Shindogs ...  Themselves - Singers / ... 27 episodes, 1965
Anita Mann Anita Mann ...  Herself - Dancer 24 episodes, 1964-1965
Billy Preston ...  Himself - Singer / ... 24 episodes, 1965-1966
Glen Campbell ...  Himself - Singer 21 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!


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Release Date:

16 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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(1964) | (1965-1966)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first telecast of "Shindig!" featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers. See more »


Featured in The Sixties: The British Invasion (2014) See more »

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29 August 2018 | by anthonyheartacheSee all my reviews

I was 11 and 12 years old when Shindig was on the air. I had many euphoric moments watching Shindig. For example, I remember sitting in front of the television with my family as I waited with breathless anticipation to see for the first time what the Supremes looked like. The Supremes had had already three #1 hits in a row and I was dying to see what they looked like. I was not disappointed. I also dug Hullabaloo, a slightly different version of Shindig but in color. I liked both Hullabaloo and Shindig. It was these two shows that allowed me to see what my favorite artists looked like. There was no Internet, no computer, not MTV, no DVD, no VHS, just these two shows and a couple of other minor knockoffs that gave me such pleasure in the dull world of the San Fernando Valley.

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