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  • Hullabaloo was a musical variety show on NBC that aired from January 12, 1965 to April 11, 1966 (with reruns continuing until August 29, 1966) and featured some of the most popular pop/rock acts of the mid-60s. It was introduced as an hour-long show midway through the 1964-65 season. The first thirteen shows featured segments taped in London hosted by the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, who usually introduced a British act. When Hullabaloo returned for it's second season in the fall of 1965, it switched to a half-hour. Unlike most musical variety shows, Hullabaloo featured a different guest host every week (although several people appeared more than once). One highlight of the show's format was the Top Pop Medley, which had the guest host and featured musical guests doing brief renditions of whatever was hot on the charts at the time. Also, the last song of each episode was usually performed on a set which resembled a mod night club - this was called "Hullabaloo A Go-Go."moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 30

    Show #48 Host: Paul Anka

    Aired 4/11/66

  • S 2 : Ep 29

    Show #47 Host: Soupy Sales

    Aired 4/4/66

  • S 2 : Ep 28

    Show #46 Hosts: Chad And Jeremy

    Aired 3/28/66

  • S 2 : Ep 27

    Show #45 Hosts: The Serendipity Singers

    Aired 3/21/66

  • S 2 : Ep 26

    Show #44 Host: Gary Lewis

    Aired 3/14/66

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Bennett


  • Donna McKechnie


  • Patrick Adiarte

    Lead Dancer

  • Lada Edmund Jr.

    Dancer / Singer

  • Thomas A. Cahill


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  • TomAlger

    User Score: 941


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • this episode was feature in "Hollywood Rocks The Movies The Early Years" on amc

    Notes (28)

    • Nancy Ames was the singer on This Was The Week That Was

    • Available on the 2nd "Hullabaloo" DVD (Vol. 5-8) from MPI Home Video.

    • The line-up for the Moody Blues that appeared on this broadcast was the original one featuring guitarist Denny Laine (who later would go on to join Paul McCartney's post Beatles group Wings) and bassist Clint Warwick. Two years later they would be replaced by Justin Haywood and John Lodge respectively and give us the most popular line-up of the band that would have a magnificent chart run in the late-60's/early 70's.

    • re: David Clayton Thomas and the Shays. Thomas was later a lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears

    • Available on the 1st "Hullabaloo" DVD (Vol. 1-4) from MPI Home Video.

    • Available on the 3rd "Hullabaloo" DVD (Vol. 9-12) from MPI Home Video.

    • Starting with this 2nd season premiere, "Hullabaloo" became a half-hour show.

    • Available on VHS and DVD from MPI Home Video!

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    Trivia (4)

    • During the Top Pop Medley, Cher forgets the words to "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and Sonny points out where they are on the cue card to get her back on track.

    • During the Top Pop Medley, Jill Stuart forgets the words to "Houston" and eventually gets back on track.

    • Check the Cyrkle: the guy on double-necked guitar isn't even trying to look like he's playing. He seems more intent on cracking up the other singer.

    • Notice during the Academy Award Nominees song medley, the male dancer holding the slate for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" does not move out of the picture fast enough for Lesley Gore to start singing "I Will Wait For You."

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Shindig was better.

    By crazyrhythm, Oct 01, 2005

  • Such a short life for a fun show

    By rockerreds, Mar 24, 2006