Shindig!


Shindig! was a rock 'n' roll series that aired on ABC from September 1964 through January 1966.

Shindig! premiered on September 16, 1964 as a half-hour show. In January 1965, the series expanded to an hour. Instead of reruns, ABC aired new Shindig! episodes throughout the Summer of 1965.

Most of the top American and British rock/pop acts of the mid-1960s appeared on Shindig!. The British performers often appeared in segments taped in the U.K.

For its second season, Shindig was split into two 30-minutes shows, which aired on Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Shindig's second season was not as sucessful as its first. In an attempt to boost ratings, guest hosts were used during October 1965. Still, the ratings kept slipping and ABC announced Shindig's cancellation in late October 1965.

The Shindig! episodes from November 1965 through January 1966 were an odd mixture of programming. While some of the final episodes resembled the original Shindig format, there were other episodes that looked more like 30-minute specials. Often, these "specials" did not even feature rock 'n' roll performers.

The DC5 appearances on the show were as follows

December 16, 1964
Opening medley: Dave Clark Five
"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" (abridged) and "Can't You See That She's Mine?"
End of medley
Commercial: Orange juice
Mickey Rooney Jr. - "I Feel Fine"
The Newbeats - "Everything's All Right"
Adam Faith - "Boom Boom"
Commercial break - promos for ABC's Thursday Night lineup (The Flintstones, Donna Reed, My Three Sons)
Kelly Garrett - "Wild One" (not the Bobby Rydell song)
Bobby Sherman "She's A Woman"
The Blossoms (Fanita James singing lead) - "Going Out of My Head"
Adam Faith - "It's All Right" (with the Isley Brothers and the Newbeats singing backup)
Commercial: Stridex (with Jimmy O' Neill)
Dave Clark 5 - "Everybody Knows" and "Anyway You Want It"
Promos for ABC shows.
Adam Faith with Jack Good. Jimmy O'Neill announces next week's guests.
Isley Brothers - "Shout" (finale, with closing credits)

January 20, 1965
Opening medley:
Bobby Sherman - "I Can't Stop"
Jackie and Gayle - "Give Him A Great Big Kiss"
The Walker Brothers - "I'm A Loser"
Donna Loren - "Rock 'n' Roll Music"
Glen Campbell - "Mean Woman Blues"
End of medley

Other songs (not in broadcast order):
Petula Clark - "Downtown"
The Rolling Stones - "Heart of Stone"
The Kinks - "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night"
The Dave Clark Five - "Because" and "Glad All Over"
Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"
Bobby Vee - "Cross My Heart" and "Early in the Morning"
Walker Brothers - "Promised Land" and "Pretty Girls Everywhere"
The Fearsome Foursome - "Since You're Gone" (Quartet made up of Los Angeles Rams linemen Rosevelt Grier, Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy, and David "Deacon" Jones)
Rosevelt "Rosie" Grier - "I Who Have Nothing"
Glen Campbell - "Crying" and "Dream Baby"
Donna Loren - "Ten Good Reasons" and "Boys"
Bobby Sherman - "That is Rock 'n' Roll" and "Girls Girls Girls"
Jackie and Gayle - "Yakety Yak"

July 28, 1965
Guests (songs are not in broadcast order - some may be abridged):
Dave Clark Five - "Reelin' & Rockin'", "Glad All Over", "Bits and Pieces", "Can't You See That She's Mine" and "I Like It Like That"
Jay and the Americans - "Do You Love Me", "This Land is Your Land" and "Cara Mia"
Roy Clark - "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Twelfth Street Rag" and "Sally Was A Good ol' Girl"
The Nashville Teens - "Google Eye"
Dave Berry - "Memphis"
Terry Black - "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "She Was Only Sixteen"
The Blossoms - "Hippy Hippy Shake" and "Can I Get A Witness"
Billy Preston - "Too Much Monkey Business"
Donna Loren - "To Know Him Is To Love Him" and "Long Live Love"
Tommy Tucker - "High Heel Sneakers", "Long Tall Shorty", "Just for a Day" and "Walking the Dog"
John Andrea - "Route 66"
Linda Carr - "Pain In My Heart" and "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do"
Mike Clifford - "New Orleans" and "Stay"
The Wellingtons - "Go Go Girls"
Roy Clark (with the Dave Clark Five) - "Bread and Butter Man" (finale, with closing credits)

September 18, 1965
Opening medley (song excerpts):
Righteous Brothers "Money Honey"
Shindogs and the Wellingtons "Two Hound Dogs" (Bill Haley & the Comets song)
Bobby Sherman "Out of Sight"
James Burton (Shindig guitarist) instrumental
Jackie De Shannon "All Around the World"
End of medley
The Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can"
Bobby Sherman, the Wellingtons and the Blossoms "JuJu Hand" (Sam the Sham song)
The Shindogs (Joey Cooper singing lead) and the Wellingtons "I'm Down"
Marianne Faithfull "Summer Nights"
The Righteous Brothers "Ko Ko Mo"
Billy Preston "In the Midnight Hour
We Five "You Were On My Mind"
Jackie De Shannon "Shop Around"
Freddie and the Dreamers "Little Bitty Pretty One"
Jackie De Shannon, Bobby Sherman, Delaney Bramlett and Joey Cooper "Shake and Fingerpop"
Finale: Righteous Brothers - medley of songs: "My Babe", "Try to Find Another Man", "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and "Koko Jo" (closing credits)

October 21, 1965
Opening medley:
The Shindig Band, the Blossoms, the Kingsmen, Eddie Rambeau and Joe Tex "Treat Her Right"
The Kingsmen "Too Much Monkey Business"
End of Medley
Other songs/guests (not in broadcast order):
Eddie Rambeau "Concrete and Clay" and "The Train"
Joe Tex "I Want To" and "I Got A Woman"
Brenda Holloway "Shake" and "You Can Cry on My Shoulder"
The Kingsmen "Money", "Louie Louie" and a medley ("Jolly Green Giant", "Annie Fannie" & "Little Latin Lupe Lu")
Dave Clark Five "Having A Wild Weekend"
Finale: The Kingsmen, Joe Tex, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Rambeau - "Do You Love Me" (with closing credits)

December 23, 1965
Opening medley:
Dave Clark 5 - "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" (excerpt) and "Can't You See That She's Mine?"
(This medley is taken from the 16 Dec 1964 Shindig!)
End of Medley
Other songs/Guests:
Gerry & The Pacemakers - "Jambalaya"
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - "Trains and Boats and Planes"
Ian Whitcomb - "High Blood Pressure"
The Moody Blues - "I Go Crazy"
The Yardbirds - "I Wish You Would"
Anne Sydney - "Boy with the Woolly Sweater"
The Wellingtons - "Go Ahead and Cry"
Lulu & the Luvvers - "Shout" (Finale, closing credits)
Note: The Ian Whitcomb and The Wellingtons performances were taped in California. All other clips appear to have been taped in the U.K. Scenes taped in the U.S. of the Shindig dancers, the Blossoms and the Wellingtons were edited into the finale.


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