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The Everly Brothers appeared on many TV shows, some more than others, such as Shindig and Hullabaloo where they appeared many times. The Dean Martin Show, Perry Como amongst others, also several shows in the UK.

Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. The original pilot was rejected by ABC and David Sontag, then Executive Producer of ABC, redeveloped and completely redesigned the show. A new pilot with a new cast of artists was shot starring Sam Cooke. That pilot aired as the premiere episode.

Shindig! was conceived as a short-notice replacement for Hootenanny, a series that had specialized in folk revival music. The folk revival had fizzled in 1964 as the result of the British Invasion, which damaged the ratings for Hootenanny and prompted that show's cancellation.

Shindig! focused on a broader variety of popular music than its predecessor and first aired for a half-hour every Wednesday evening, but was expanded to an hour in January 1965. In the fall of 1965, the show split into two half-hour telecasts, on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Shindig!'s premiere episode was actually the second pilot, and featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers and The Righteous Brothers. Later shows were taped in Britain with The Beatles as the guests. The series featured other "British invasion" bands and performers including The Who, The Rolling Stones and Cilla Black. Shindig continued to broadcast episodes from London throughout its run.

Many popular performers of the day played on Shindig! including Lesley Gore, Bo Diddley, and Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes and The Ronettes.

Shindig!'s success prompted NBC to air the similar series Hullabaloo starting in January 1965 and other producers to launch syndicated rock music shows like Shivaree and Hollywood A Go-Go.

In March 1965, Little Eva performed her hit song "The Loco-Motion" in a live but short version of the song. This is the only known video clip of her singing the song.

Towards the end of the program's run, The Mamas and the Papas appeared in an episode featuring Barry McGuire. Although serving as his backup singers, the group introduced "California Dreamin'" on the program, which launched the group's career.

Shindig! is one of the few rock music shows of the era to still have all of the episodes available to watch.

This is a promotional clip ABC TV 1964

The Everly Brothers singing "Wake Up Little Susie"

There is an 8 minute video clip of this Shindig show with Chuck Berry, also attached.

The Everly Brothers singing Bye, Bye Love 1964 (Blocked in the UK due to copyright)

The Everly Brothers singing "Rip It Up" - November 18th 1964

With The Righteous Brothers in 1964

The Everly Brothers with Roy Orbison - "What'd I Say"

The Everly Brothers November 18th 1964 "All I Have To Do Is Dream"

The Everly Brothers with Sam Cooke - Lucille

The Everly Brothers June 16th 1965 - I'll Never Get Over You

The Everly Brothers - The Girl Can't Help It

Rehearsals for the show

Shindig Season 1 Episode 1 September 16th 1964 - The Everly Brothers sing "You're The One I Love" at 14.30 mark and "Hi-Lilli-Hi-Lo" at the 22.15 mark. A link is also attached at the bottom.

The Everly Brothers with Gerry and the Pacemakers

"Love is Strange" -

This is the clip where the host of "Shindig" introduces the Everly Brothers onto the stage

Shindig! also featured a dance troupe called the Shin-diggers, choreographed by David Winters, who accompanied the music acts of the week (he also worked on the competing NBC show Hullabaloo). One of the regular dancers was Teri Garr, who would go on to find success as an actress. The Shin-diggers' assistant choreographer was Antonia Basilotta, better known as Toni Basil, who later gained fame with her 1980s hit song "Mickey." Both Garr and Basil were dance students of Winters at the time and worked with him on most of his choreography projects.

The series house band, the Shin-diggers (later renamed the Shindogs), featured a young Glen Campbell, Joey Cooper, Chuck Blackwell (drums), Billy Preston, James Burton, Delaney Bramlett, Larry Knechtel (on bass), Leon Russell (on piano) and Glen D. Hardin. Ray Pohlman was the show's musical director, and he was also a member - as was Campbell, Knechtel, and Russell -of the collection of first-call pop studio musicians that would later be also known as "The Wrecking Crew." In some instances when one of the Shindog guitarists was unable to work, Pohlman would bring in guitarist Bill Aken to fill in.

Donna Loren, Jackie DeShannon and Bobby Sherman were regular vocalists on the series.
The Blossoms, an all-female vocal group featuring Darlene Love, backed up many of the performers and were occasionally featured in spotlight performances. The Wellingtons were a trio of male singers who performed on their own, and as backup singers.

These are 2 Shindig appearances that also may be of interest to watch:
With many artists and Dave Clark 5 too

The Beatles on Shindig:

A Shindig Special Retrospective 1991

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ChrisW private msg quote post Address this user
No matter how I try this one link will not stick with the others, here it is on it's own. "Wake up Little Susie" from a Shindig show.

This is a fantastic link, James Brown is mesmerising, I can only place it here as a link, but it works.
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My goodness, Chris !!!! You deserve a PhD and a medal of honor for all this homework! Anything one would want to know about Shindig and that time. I remember watching those shows a lot. A lot of lip-syncing, but good. "Love is Strange" is excellent. then again I like that song from the early Mickey & Sylvia days ~ 1956.
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Annmary private msg quote post Address this user
Wow Chris, what a wonderful selection. Thank you. The Boys can certainly move.
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ChrisW private msg quote post Address this user
Jane brought our attention to Jack Good, these are all the Shindig shows that the Everly Brothers appeared on.

I posted this thread 3 months ago.
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Jane43 private msg quote post Address this user
What a wonderful contribution to the forum Chris, thank you for your hard work in producing this. I never tire of looking at black and white film of them, they are so incredibly photogenic.

Although they seem to be larking about with Gerry and The Pacemakers I believe Don's nose bled quite badly and filming had to stop for him to have first aid.
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Fantastic amount of work there Chris. Will take quite some time to watch it all. Thank you so much for posting. ❤️❤️❤️
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