Shindig, Hullabaloo and other shows

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.

A LIST OF THE SHOWS: PAGE 1 - Shindig, Hullabaloo, Dean Martin Show, Perry Como Show, Petula Clark Show, Des O'Connor Show, Alma Cogan Spectacular, Lulu's Back in Town, Tennessee Ernie Ford Show, Stephanie Lawrence Show, Ed Sullivan Show, In Session, Merv Griffin Show, Midnight Special.

Page 2 - Julius La Rosa Show, Patti Page Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, Beat Club, Music Scene TV show, Stand Up and Cheer, Cilla, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Walt Disney World 15th Birthday Celebration, This Morning TV show, Ready Steady go, Chet Atkins & Friends.

Page 3 - Kraft Music Hall, Make me Laugh, The Hollywood Palace, Trini Lopez, Hippodrome, Johnny Cash Christmas Show, Let's Go, Pebble Mill at One, Solid Gold TV show.

Page 4 - American Bandstand, Top of the Pops, Flower Gala, Where the Action is, Beechnut TV Show, Nashville Now, Nationwide TV Programme, Her Majesty's Theatre, David Frost Show, Swingin' Time, Razzmatazz, Smothers Brothers Show.

Page 5 - Dean Martin (extra), Chuck Berry, Rollin'

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 we have in video section

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
Last update on April 12, 5:47 am by Chris.
The Hullabaloo Shows

The series was originally a one-hour broadcast, airing from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Its first season ran 18 new episodes from January through May 1965 then, from June through August 1965, it featured selected repeats, which aired from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.

The second season of 30 new episodes ran from September 1965 to April 1966. Reduced to thirty minutes, the episodes aired from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday.[1] From May through August 1966 it aired repeats, and was replaced by the sitcom The Monkees in September 1966.

Some of the programs in the series were videotaped at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. Most were taped in New York City either at NBC's Studio 8H (built for Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra and which would later house Saturday Night Live), or in NBC's color studio in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Much of the series' color videotaped footage was later transferred over to kinescope on film - as such copied in black and white. Only three half-hour episodes are known to exist in their original color videotaped form.

The Everly Brothers with Francoise Hardy and Steve Lawrence

Hullabaloo 1965 with Steve Lawrence - Lonely Weekends and All I have to do is Dream

Singing "Downtown" just a short clip and the pocket below is from this clip.

This is the whole song with Steve Lawrence and Francoise Hardy, the EB's come on at 1.05 mark

Hullabaloo February 2nd 1965 - You're My Girl

"The Price of Love"

Last update on April 26, 6:42 pm by Chris.
The Everly Brothers appeared on the Dean Martin Show in 1970

From Wikipedia:
The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the The Dean Martin Variety Show (1959-1960), is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody".
Martin believed that an important key to his popularity was that he did not put on airs. His act was that of a drunken, work-shy playboy, although the ever-present old-fashioned glass in his hand often only had apple juice in it. The show was heavy on physical comedy rather than just quips (he made his weekly entrance by sliding down a fireman's pole onto the stage.) Martin read his dialogue directly from cue cards. If he flubbed a line or forgot a lyric, Martin would not do a retake, and the mistake—and his recovery from it—went straight to tape and onto the air.

The Dean Martin Show was shot on color videotape beginning in 1965 at Studio 4 inside NBC's massive color complex at 3000 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, California. The same studio was used for Frank Sinatra's yearly TV specials in the late 1960s, and Elvis Presley's 1968 "Comeback Special". Studio 4 is currently one of two used in the production of the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

The Everly Brothers were on the Dean Martin Show in Season 6 - a list below shows all the other guests on his show during Season 6

Season 6 (1970–1971)
Lucie Arnaz
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
Joey Bishop
Eubie Blake
Ernest Borgnine
Jim Brown
Raymond Burr
Ruth Buzzi
Glen Campbell
Odia Coates
Britt Ekland
The Everly Brothers
Peter Falk
Marty Feldman
Glenn Ford
Joe Frazier
Kathleen Freeman
David Frost
Engelbert Humperdinck
Milt Kamen
Meredith MacRae
Dean Paul Martin
Kay Medford
Joe Namath
Maureen Reagan
Debbie Reynolds
Sugar Ray Robinson
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Jill St. John
Alan Sues
The Temptations
Dionne Warwick

The Everly Brothers appear at the 5.20 mark

Last update on October 13, 3:47 pm by Chris.
The Everly Brothers appeared several times on the Perry Como Show in 1957 & 1959

Perry Como was an American singer, radio and television performer whose career covered more than fifty years. He is probably best known for his television shows and specials over a period of almost thirty years.

He received five Emmys from 1955–1959 a Christopher Award (1956) and shared a Peabody Award with good friend Jackie Gleason in the same year. Como was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1987. Como has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music.

December 7th 1957

"Bird Dog" and "Till I kissed you"

"All I Have to do is Dream" and "Wake up Little Susie"
Last update on October 14, 7:10 pm by Chris.
The Petula Clark "Special" Show - December 9th 1970


Petula Clark, CBE (born Sally Olwen Clark; 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.

Clark's professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as "The Little Shoemaker", "Baby Lover", "With All My Heart" and "Prends Mon Cœur". During the 1960s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including "Downtown", "I Know a Place", "My Love", "A Sign of the Times", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "Colour My World", "This Is My Song" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway". The timing and popularity of these songs caused Clark to be dubbed the First Lady of the British Invasion. She has sold more than 68 million records throughout her career.
Clark's recording successes led to frequent appearances on American variety programs hosted by Ed Sullivan and Dean Martin, guest shots on Hullabaloo, Shindig!, The Kraft Music Hall and The Hollywood Palace and inclusion in musical specials such as The Best on Record and Rodgers and Hart Today.

Last update on January 13, 6:46 pm by Chris.
Des O'Connor Tonight Show

Desmond Bernard "Des" O'Connor, CBE (born 12 January 1932) is an English comedian, broadcaster and singer. A former chat show host, he was the presenter of the long-running Channel 4 game show Countdown for two years. He has also recorded 36 albums and has had four top-ten singles, including a number-one hit with "I Pretend", with global sales of more than ten million records. He has toured with Buddy Holly (during Holly's 1958 stay in Britain. O'Connor has starred in a mainstream television show in almost every year since 1963, a feat that only one other television personality has achieved worldwide (US game show host Bob Barker, who hosted mainstream television shows from 1956 until 2007, with 1966–1972 being in syndication).

In 1969, thirteen of O'Connor's variety hours were sold to NBC in the United States, as a summer replacement for the network's Kraft Music Hall. This series was broadcast in more than forty countries and was seen by 200 million people worldwide.

Between 1977 and 2002, O'Connor presented his own chat show series entitled Des O'Connor Tonight which lasted for seven series on BBC Two and later seventeen on ITV. This was the show which The Everly Brothers appeared on.

On their tour in 1985 - Singing "On The Wings of a Nightingale"

Last update on October 21, 4:35 am by Chris.
The Alma Cogan 'Spectacular' - 1956-1961

Alma Cogan (19 May 1932 – 26 October 1966) was an English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Dubbed the "Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice", she was the highest paid British female entertainer of her era. In 1964 Tennessee Waltz was recorded in a rock and roll ballad style by Cogan

The Everly Brothers appeared on her show in 1960

"All I have to do is Dream"

Last update on May 9, 4:48 pm by Chris.
The Lulu's Back in Town Show 1968

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s and renowned for her powerful singing voice.

She is internationally identified, especially by North American audiences, with the song "To Sir with Love" from the film of the same name and with the title song to the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is also widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest winning entry "Boom Bang-a-Bang", and in the UK for her 1964 hit "Shout", which was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Lulu was given her own BBC1 TV series in 1968, which ran annually until 1975 under various titles including Lulu's Back in Town, Happening For Lulu, It's Lulu and Lulu. The series often featured resident guests and the dancers "Pans People"

The Everly Brothers sing with Lulu "Walk Right Back"

Last update on April 25, 4:10 pm by Chris.
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

The Ford Show (also known as The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show) is an American variety program, starring singer and folk humorist Tennessee Ernie Ford, which aired on NBC on Thursday evenings from October 4, 1956 to June 29, 1961. The show was actually named for sponsor Ford Motor Company, not for the host Tennessee Ernie Ford. Beginning in September 1958, the show began to be telecast in color.

Ford first gained attention as the host of Hometown Jamboree in Los Angeles. In 1954, he hosted a brief revival of Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge, a quiz show on NBC. His subsequent The Ford Show was frequently among the Top 20 programs. Despite the objection of studio bosses, Ford closed all but 18 of the 121 episodes of his program with a hymn or other spiritual song. It became one of the most popular segments of his show.

Honouring T E Ford 50 Golden years

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Stephanie Lawrence Show in the UK

Best known for her work on stage, Stephanie Lawrence was one of West End's stars. She played Marilyn Monroe in the musical, "Marilyn the Legend", and was the title role in "Evita", after Elaine Paige and Marti Webb. She is perhaps the best-loved "Pearl" in the recordings of "Starlight Express", the role she originated in 1984. During the 1980s, Lawrence carved out a career as one of the leading female musical theatre performers in London.

Phil singing "Sweet Pretender" on Stephanie Lawrence's show solo

Last update on December 1, 4:31 am by Chris.

"The Ed Sullivan Show" ran on American TV from 1948 to 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was the show, one of the longest-running variety shows in the U.S., that most Americans first watched Elvis Presley gyrate on their living room TVs, and the show that all Americans first experienced the Beatles from England.


"The Everly Brothers first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957 singing "Bye Bye Love." They were not the types to rock the boat and it went without incident and to great audience reaction. Re: the first time, Don recalls, “When we were on the Ed Sullivan show, it was hitting really the big time because everybody in the country watched Ed Sullivan on a Sunday night.” Of the Sullivan show in general, Don Everly said: “You could follow an elephant one time, or there’d be something else, a comedian or a Broadway thing. It was a real variety, but he would bring everything thing on."

• June 30, 1957, first time - "‘Bye Bye Love’" Also on the show were Frances Farmer and Nancy Whiskey;
• August 4, 1957 - "Bye Bye Love" "Hey Doll Baby"
• October 6, 1957 - "Wake Up Little Susie"
• January 5, 1958 - "This Little Girl Of Mine" "Wake Up Little Susie" Johnny Ray was also on the show;
• March 2, 1958 – "This Little Girl Of Mine"
• April 27, 1958 - "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
• September 3, 1958 - "Wake Up Little Susie" "Be Bop A Lula"
• October 29, 1961 – "Lucille" "Don’t Blame Me" "Bye Bye Love"
• February 18, 1962 (in Marines uniforms) - "Jezebel" "Crying In The Rain" – whilst in the U.S. Marines;
• June 15, 1969 - "Walk Right Back" "Bye Bye Love" "Bowling Green" "Wake Up Little Susie"
• February 28, 1971 - "Bowling Green" "Mama Tried" "All I Have To Do Is Dream" "Bye Bye Love"
Last update on October 5, 3:10 pm by Mary.

Don appearing in November 1983 (two months after The EBs' reunion!) on "In Session" with Burton Cummings of The Guess Who. In the two-part clips, Don performs "Wake Up Little Suzie," "So Sad," "All I Have to Do is Dream," and "Lucille," making Burton Cummings' day!!
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"The Merv Griffin Show" ran, in various first-run and syndication formats, from 1962 to 1986 in the U.S.
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"You're My Girl," on Hullabaloo, Feb. 2, 1965:

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From Wikipedia: " "Midnight Special" was an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on Aug. 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981.

Like its syndicated late-night cousin "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," the show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host. The program's theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers."

The EBs were guests on the premier show, Aug. 19, 1972, performing "All I Have to Do is Dream" and "Stories We Could Tell."

Last update on October 9, 12:44 pm by Mary.
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