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Shebang, hosted by Casey Kasem, was a Los Angeles based rock music show that aired from 1965 to 1968 under a limited syndication license. While paying tribute to Motown, the show is also credited with exposing the west coast music scene of Eastern Los Angeles by introducing new releases performed by Rhythm and Blues artists such as Brenda Holloway and The Temptin' Temptations. In the vein of Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Shebang invited several artists to perform semi-regularly and held a dance contest at the end of each episode. In addition to exhibiting artists, Shebang's Casey Kasem interviewed cultural icons such as hipster and deejay Dick Moreland on topics ranging anywhere from the future of the music industry to his attendance at pop festivals. Originally shot in black and white, the show was later converted to color in 1967 and began to take advantage of candy-colored, psychedelic sets to appeal to its growing teenage crowd.